Caesar salad is by far the favorite salad in my household. When my kids were younger, they called this a “crouton” salad, and they intentionally targeted all of the homemade croutons in the serving bowl. Now, I don’t often add croutons. It really doesn’t need them. Occasionally I will really mix things up a bit and add tomato, other vegetables, or grilled meat. If you want to make this healthier, be sure to use yogurt not sour cream, and opt for lower fat mayonnaise (though I don’t recommend fat free).
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!