Ultimate Caesar Salad
Our foolproof method—and a good bit of whisking—produces a bold, bright Caesar salad that just may be the best you’ve ever had.
Why This Recipe Works
There are precious few salads as popular as the classic Caesar, and when you have a good one, it’s easy to see why. To create a recipe for a Caesar salad that could truly live up to the hype, we threw it back to the classic method, slowly whisking extra-virgin olive oil into a pungent mix of egg yolk, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, minced anchovies, and Worcestershire sauce to create a luscious, creamy dressing. For the perfect buttery, crisp garlic-flavored croutons, we cut ciabatta bread into 1/2-inch cubes and tossed them in garlic oil before baking them until crisp and golden. To infuse the entire salad with savory Parmesan cheese, we stirred finely grated Parmesan into the dressing and tossed coarsely shredded Parmesan into the salad. When it all came together with the crunchy, lightly sweet romaine lettuce, we remembered why everyone knows the name Caesar.