In the Kitchen

Ask Plated: What’s in Caesar Dressing?

The origin as well as ingredients in Caesar dressing is hotly debated, but here we offer a few answers.

The ubiquitous Caesar salad of romaine lettuce and croutons is as loved as it is hotly debated. Most people believe it’s named after Italian immigrant, Caesar Cardini who ran restaurants in the United States and Mexico. However, others claim it was actually created by his brother, Alex. The question of what goes into the creamy dressing is also a subject of intense scrutiny. Many concur that traditional ingredients consist of some combination of the following: Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, egg yolk, Worcestershire sauce, and garlic. That said, there are countless variations that skip the egg yolk, or use mayonnaise, or include anchovies. The debate rages on.

Try our version of Caesar dressing with our Chicken Meatball Sliders with Caesar Brussels Sprouts this week. 


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