Caesar salad

Cooking time:
15 mins


Caesar salad has become a classic. It originated in Mexico, taking its name from the chef Caesar Cardini, who invented it in his restaurant in Tijuana. Pregnant women and young children are advised to avoid eating raw egg, so we suggest they use a ready prepared Caesar dressing in place of our fresh recipe. White anchovies, often sold loose on deli counters are much less salty than the small dark tinned variety – their taste is more akin to pickled herring.


Ingredients checklist

Nutritional values

The nutritional value of this recipe:
kCals Fat Saturated fat Salt Carbohydrates Sugar Fibre
Values shown are approximate.
943 Kcal89.3g13.6g1.6g26.7g2.9g1.5g


Step 1

Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the croutons until golden, set aside to drain on kitchen paper.

Step 2

Put the lettuce in a large attractive serving bowl, sprinkle on the anchovies.

Step 3

Put the egg yolks, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice in a blender jug and turn it on.

Step 4

Gradually drizzle the oil through the top allowing the dressing to thicken as you pour. Taste, season with salt and black pepper.

Step 5

Add the dressing to the lettuce and anchovies and toss to coat the leaves. Add the croutons and sprinkle with parmesan - serve.

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