Authentic Caesar Salad: E-Z Version

Total Time
Prep 12 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is the original Caesar, from Tijuana. (That's right, Tijuana, Baja (Calif) Mexico, the same place that the Margarita came from!). I've simplified this a bit by using anchovy paste and prepared croutons, but it is the same authentic taste. Absolutely great with anything, especially a summer BBQ.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Make the dressing with 1/2 of the garlic smashed or minced, oil, salt, mustard, pepper, Worcestershire and anchovy paste. Shake well and refrigerate one hour (or up to 4 days ahead).
  2. Rug the inside of a large wooden bowl with the remaining garlic, and discard (the garlic, not the bowl).
  3. Just before serving:.
  4. Nuke coffee cup half full of water to boiling, carefully place egg in hot water for 1 minute.
  5. Cool egg (so you can handle it). Crack egg and add to dressing mixture along with lemon juice and shake vigorously, making sure the egg yoke is mixed well.
  6. Pour over romaine and toss. Add Parmesan and croutons and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

This was great. I also have an authentic recipe I love to use that includes chopped whole anchovies, etc. I can't find it anymore, but this came incredibly close. In fact, I might just use the anchovy paste from now on. Only thing I did different was grind a little fresh pepper onto it. Definite keeper! Thanks. :)

PrairieHarpy January 20, 2008

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