Madeline loves to help mix the salad
Ironically this salad is not from Italy and has nothing to do with the Caesar we usually think of when we hear this name. In fact this salad was first invented by Caesar Cardini in Tijuana, Mexico. On a very busy night he ran out of his usual side dish and had to get creative!
4 cups cleaned romaine lettuce (don’t discard the ribs)
½ cup croutons
1 cup mayonnaise
½ cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
½ cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
Juice of one lemon
2 medium garlic cloves, pressed
1/8 tsp fresh ground pepper
Dash of Worcestershire sauce (or fish sauce)
1 TBSP olive oil
Combine all dressing ingredients at least 1 hour before serving and whisk together well. If desired thin this with a little extra lemon juice.
When ready to serve toss all lettuce with desired amount of dressing. Top with croutons and serve.