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A Caesar salad with chicken.

A Caesar salad is a salad made with romaine lettuce and croutons dressed with parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, egg, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, and black pepper. Some of the most common changes to the salad include: grilled poultry (most often chicken), meat, shellfish, or fish, capers, Romano cheese, anchovies, and bacon.

Caesar dressing can be either creamy, like Ranch dressing, or more oily, like Italian dressing. Its main flavourings are garlic and anchovies.

The salad is said to have been made and named for Caesar Cardini. Cardini was an Italian immigrant who had restaurants in Mexico and the United States.[1] Cardini was living in San Diego but also working in Tijuana.


  1. "Cesar Cardini, Creator of Salad, Dies at 60". Los Angeles Times. November 5, 1956. "Caesar Cardini, 60, credited with the invention of the Caesar salad, died [...]"