There’s nothing like going into a really fancy restaurant , look over the huge menu and… settle for a salad. Caesar salad.
Then you think to yourself – Caesar salad. If the great roman Julius Caesar ate it, so can I. Well, sorry to break to to you – but the Caesar Salad was actually invented by an Italian Immigrant living in Mexico, who named it after himself.
Caesar Cardini, Was operating restaurants in Mexico and the United States. He was living in San Diego but was working in Tijuana , since he had to avoid the Prohibition restrictions of those years.
This famous dish was invented during the depletion of the kitchen’s supplies in the 4th of July, 1924. He had to use what he have and came up with it.
Four your convenience, the official recipe for the Caesar Salad:
- Olive oil
- romaine or cos lettuce
- fresh crushed garlic
- salt to taste
- fresh-ground black pepper
- wine vinegar
- lemon juice or lime juice – fresh squeezed
- Worcestershire sauce
- raw or coddled eggyolks
- freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- freshly prepared croutons