Bacon-Avocado Caesar Salad
Caesar salad responds well to innovations—as long as the flavors are bold yet balanced.
Why This Recipe Works
For the perfect Bacon-Avocado Caesar Salad, we started with our favorite Caesar Salad dressing, which eliminated the raw egg of the traditional dressing but added depth with anchovies and Worcestershire sauce. Using just a small amount of garlic prevented the garlic flavor from overpowering our other ingredients, while vinegar and lemon juice added brightness and balance.
Our tasters would not settle for a mere hint of bacon: They demanded that we add more than just a few strips. For buttery contrast and richness, we added chopped avocado. Cherry tomatoes delivered acidity and color, and croutons seasoned with Dijon mustard and black pepper rounded out the flavors.