National Caesar Salad Day commemorates a time-honoured tradition on July 4th. Although a classic Caesar salad dressing includes a few ingredients that make some people a bit squeamish, it’s still one of the most popular salads around. And the flavor is undeniably a name-making recipe.
Using a raw (or coddled) egg and Worcestershire sauce as the main ingredients, Chef Caesar Cardini developed a salad that has stood the test of time. He added parmesan, dijon mustard, and lemon juice for brightness. A dash of salt brings all the flavors together. Beautifully, the ingredients rest on a bed of romaine lettuce with croutons. Once garnished with freshly grated parmesan, the salad is ready to be served.