Caesar Salad

This classic salad is easy to prepare and is a family favourite.

Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad


  • 2 to 3 slices whole wheat bread
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) vegetable oil
  • Pinch salt
  • Pinch pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) paprika
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) Canadian Parmesan Cheese, grated*
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) capers
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Canadian Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) plain yogurt
  • 1/2 romaine lettuce, medium


    Homemade croutons
  1. Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Cut bread slices into cubes. Combine all other ingredients in a big bowl. Add bread cubes and toss to coat. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, or until bread is dry. Let cool and set aside.
  2. Caesar Dressing
  3. Finely mince garlic and capers. In a small bowl, whisk Dijon mustard, salt, pepper, lemon juice, garlic and capers. Gradually whisk in oil in a thin stream until mixture is creamy. Beat in Parmesan and yogurt at the end of the recipe.
  4. Assembling Caesar Salad
  5. In a big bowl, combine torn romaine lettuce leaves with croutons and dressing and toss to coat. Serve.


For step-by-step instructions for this recipe and more, visit Dairy Farmers of Canada.

Author: Dairy Farmers of Canada

Recipe and photo courtesy of Dairy Farmers of Canada.

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