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Caesar Salad Dressing

August 15, 2021

A recipe for Sunday.

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This post is courtesy of my wife Rachel:

Most people have eaten a Caesar Salad at least once in their life. Many assume incorrectly that it was named after the Roman Julius Caesar. Actually, the salad’s creation is generally attributed to restaurateur Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant who operated restaurants in Mexico and the United States. Cardini was living in San Diego but he was also working across the border in Tijuana, Mexico where he avoided some of the restrictions of Prohibition. His daughter Rosa has recounted that her father invented the salad when a Fourth of July 1924 customer rush depleted the kitchen’s supplies. Cardini made do with what he had, adding the dramatic flair of the table-side tossing “by the chef.” In the following years a number of Cardini’s staff also said that they invented the dish.

Generally, the Caesar salad is a green salad of romaine lettuce and croutons dressed with lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, anchovies, garlic, Dijon mustard, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper. Many people aren’t overly…

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2 Comments
  1. Now I’m hungry. 🙂

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