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Original Cesar Cardini Caesar Salad

Original Cesar Cardini Caesar Salad created by Sweetiebarbara

This is the only dressing I will ever use for Caesar Salad. It is from the creator of the Caesar Salad, Cesar Cardini. You can make it, like I do, or you can buy it in the store. It's a large bottle for 6.99 but this dressing goes a long way. NOTE that the original salad did not have bacon, croûtons or anchovy in it, but you can add them.

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  • Rub crushed garlic around salad bowl. (A wooden bowl is great for this.).
  • Add salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, oil, vinegar, worcestershire, egg yolk, bacon bits to bowl and mix together.
  • Toss with lettuce right before serving.
  • Garnish with shaved parmesan.
  • NOTES: If you prefer a more evolved dressing, add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 3-4 anchovies minced finely and then mashed into a paste and mixed well into the dressing. You can also add in croûtons.
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"This is the only dressing I will ever use for Caesar Salad. It is from the creator of the Caesar Salad, Cesar Cardini. You can make it, like I do, or you can buy it in the store. It's a large bottle for 6.99 but this dressing goes a long way. NOTE that the original salad did not have bacon, croûtons or anchovy in it, but you can add them."
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  1. kathyurbano
    This is NOT the original Caesar Salad recipe created at Caesars in Tijuana Mexico in the 1920's. NO bacon...NO vinegar. It contained DRY ground mustard and Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, garlic, lime juice, black pepper, anchovies, a "coddled" egg, parmesan cheese, croutons and romaine spears, NOT chopped up romaine. And although it started out being "served" w/o anchovies during prohibition because many people didn't care for them it was changed early on to include anchovies as the Cardinis felt it was a better salad. When made correctly the anchovies are mashed and disappear as part of the dressing lending an "umami" flavor and richness. The bottled dressing is NOT the same as what was served at the restaurant. And although the original salad had lime, it was interchanged with lemon at times.
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  2. heckerjudarn
    Did you recently change your recipe? It tastes more mayo.
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  3. Kristen L.
    According to Rosa Cardini, the original Caesar salad (unlike his brother Alex's Aviator's salad, which was later renamed to Caesar salad) did not contain pieces of anchovy
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  4. Jacquelyn H.
    Without anchovies, this is just another dressing. Bacon in Caesar dressing?
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  5. zeldaz51
    This is definitely not the original salad dressing, which does NOT contain bacon and always includes anchovies, Dijon mustard, black pepper, a whole egg coddled for one minute and lemon juice.
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