Even though a Caesar is a very simple salad to make, it adds effortless panache to your holiday dinner parties — especially when you create it right in front of your guests.
The Caesar salad has a few historical origins, but Caesar Cardini, an Italian-born Mexican, is the most popular rumored creator.
Legend has it that Cardini invented the salad after running out of other ingredients in his restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico. He tossed it tableside to add flair for the guests.
The original recipe's ingredients are somewhat different than the Caesar salad we know and love today. The original recipe didn't contain anchovies, chicken (chicken Caesar salad is on nearly all sit-down restaurant menus) and mayonnaise. Rather, Worcestershire sauce, coddled eggs and mustard gave the classic dressing its original flavors.
Also, the classic Caesar salad was arranged leaf-by-leaf on a plate so diners could eat each leaf by hand. There are many mouthwatering variations on the Caesar salad today, giving you the option to add any ingredients you like. Here are some Caesar salad recipes you can serve this holiday season.
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