Best-Ever Classic Caesar Salad Best-Ever Classic Caesar Salad

Photography: Maya Visnyei | Food styling: Michael Elliott/ | Prop styling: Geary House

  • Total time 35 minutes
  • Portion size 6 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine


Caesar Dressing:


Preheat oven to 400°F. In large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crispy, about 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towel–lined plate to drain; break into large pieces.

Croutons: Meanwhile, place bread on large baking sheet. Drizzle with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper, tossing to coat. Bake, flipping halfway through, until golden brown and crispy, 10 to 12 minutes.

Caesar Dressing: In 2-cup liquid measure, combine anchovies, garlic, egg yolk, lemon zest, lemon juice, mustard, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Using immersion blender, beat anchovy mixture while drizzling in canola oil and olive oil in slow steady stream until oil is incorporated and dressing is thick and creamy. Whisk in Parmesan. Whisk in 1 to 2 tbsp water if needed to reach desired consistency.

In large bowl, combine lettuce, Parmesan, bacon and Croutons. Toss with ½ cup of the Caesar Dressing. Serve drizzled with more dressing, if desired. 


Did You Know?   Anchovies impart the deep umami flavour that distinguishes a Caesar salad dressing. Look for anchovies packed in oil in the refrigerated section near the fish counter. 

Nutritional facts PER SERVING: about

  • Fibre 3 g
  • Sodium 633 mg
  • Sugars 2 g
  • Protein 11 g
  • Calories 330
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Potassium 375 mg
  • Cholesterol 35 mg
  • Saturated fat 5 g
  • Total carbohydrate 17 g


  • Iron 16
  • Folate 81
  • Calcium 13
  • Vitamin A 92
  • Vitamin C 43
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Best-Ever Classic Caesar Salad