Most people have undoubtedly enjoyed a classic Caesar Salad, with just the right balance of salt and rich creaminess in its signature white dressing. The creation of the original Caesar salad dates back to restaurateur Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant who operated restaurants in Mexico and the United States.
Cardini, as the story goes, invented the salad in San Diego when his restaurant was low in supplies on July 4, 1924. Cardini managed with what he had left, making what is now known as Caesar salad, with whole leaves of lettuce — intended to be eaten with the fingers — coddled eggs and Italian olive oil, and tossing it tableside.
Today, the ingredients and flavors that combine to make a simple Caesar dressing are Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, egg yolk, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and black pepper.
Our Kitchen makes fresh boneless chicken breasts into your dinner centerpiece by marinating them in Caesar dressing and grilling them to perfection. Serve it on top of pasta with a little extra dressing and Parmesan, or next to steamed broccoli and a baked potato. Or buy fresh romaine lettuce in Roche Bros.’ produce department and top it with this chicken for a complete lunch or dinner. Enjoy!