Quick and Simple Caesar Salad

Quick and  simple Caesar salad whisks up the Mexican salad dressing in just minutes for an easy toss-to-table meal accompaniment.

Quick and Simple Caesar Salad

Quick and Simple Caesar Salad

by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime

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My recipe of the day is for a quick and simple Caesar salad. This was  originally posted sometime back, but I am updating the photos since I made this recently.

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Quick and Simple Caesar Salad

We’re going through the #ShelterinPlace for COVID-19 right now.

I understand some food ingredients might be very limited right now. For those who are used to the luxury of buying a bagged mix they can just toss and serve for a meal,  it can be  disappointing to run out of things.

But  perhaps, like me, you have grabbed one of those plastic bags with several heads of Romaine lettuce inside, this can be perfect, and still be on the table in the wink of an eye.

I use croutons in this- you can make your own if you have some bread for it (brush with a seasoned garlic butter and toast in the oven) or maybe you like the bagged croutons. I do keep some  of those on hand because if they aren’t very good for your salad, you can  always pivot, crush them into crumb and use them to coat something like fish. Here is an example:

 Crumb Topped Baked Cod

Crumb Topped Baked Cod

I like to use almonds when I am avoiding bread  and cutting carbs. Purchased flavored toasted almonds do fine.  I buy anchovy paste in the tube since it keeps a little longer than canned. Otherwise, everything is pretty much straight up and easy peasy.

Quick and Simple Caesar Salad

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Quick and Simple Caesar Salad

Quick and SImple Caesar Salad

Sue Lau
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Salad, Salad dressings
Cuisine Mexican



  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • White pepper to taste


  • 6 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup croutons or 1/2 cup toasted almonds
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese


  • Whisk together dressing ingredients thoroughly.
  • Toss lettuce with desired amount of dressing.
  • Sprinkle with croutons or almonds and top with extra Parmesan if desired.
  • Refrigerate unused dressing tightly covered and use within one week.


From the kitchen of palatablepastime.com
Keyword Caesar dressing
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This post has been updated from 10.31.13 and reflects changes in  photography.

Quick and Simple Caesar Salad with almonds

2 responses

    • Thanks so much! Funny, I was just peeking at this recipe, thinking of making it tomorrow. It does make a delicious dressing! ~Sue

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