I have my uncle to thank for re sharing this caesar recipe that has been used by my family for many years. I made some slight changes like using lime juice instead of lemon since I’d run out of lemon (although lemon is wonderful too). I omitted the cheese and I also added avocado which I will be sure to do each time I make if from now on. It was so delicious.

Obviously most of the meals I make are vegetarian and I have yet to make this dressing without the anchovies. Of course if I do try and and love it, I’ll post about it but I can’t imagine leaving them out.

Caesar Salad with home made Croutons

Caesar Salad

  • 6 fillets of Anchovies
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 3/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Dry Mustard
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Lime or Lemon Juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/2- 1 ripe Avocado (optional)
  1. In food processor or blender, blend anchovies and garlic.
  2. Add salt, pepper, dry mustard, egg, lime or lemon juice and worcestershire sauce and blend.
  3. Slowly add olive oil while blending.
  4. Add and blend in avocado.

Home made Croutons


  • Sourdough Bread (day old is best)
  • Garlic Powder
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Canola Oil (or other good quality oil)
  1. Cut bread into small squares.
  2. Toss bread squares with seasonings and oil.
  3. In cast iron (or other) pan, toast the croutons to crispy, turning often so as not to burn.

These croutons are not just good with salad. Try having few on soup- especially if you want to serve bread with soup but have children (or spouses?) who end up eating more bread than soup. This is especially helpful when introducing a new kind of soup to eaters hesitant to new foods.

8 Responses to Caesar Salad with homemade Croutons

  1. Debbie says:

    I’m excited to try this recipe. I have a recipe that I swear by…but your stuff is always so good I have to give it a go. :)

  2. vanessa says:

    I have a great ceasar dressing recipe from one of my vegetarian cook books. I will look it up and post it here if you want?

  3. Annie says:

    That would be great, Vanessa. Thanks!

  4. Lucy Dolan says:

    What greens/lettuce did you use? Looks lovely. Mmmm

  5. Tai says:

    AH…this looks great and perfect for salad season! I cannot get enough of a good salad! Plus with trying desperately to cut back on our meat intake – I’m very appreciative of your recipe ideas. Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. Marlene says:

    Croutons are a very popular snack on their own around here too. We do ours in the toaster oven. Love the idea of avocado – have never tried that in a caesar, and will try it soon.

  7. Annie says:

    I just used romaine lettuce in this salad but I’ve been known to use all kinds of untraditional ingredients in different dishes if I had things on hand.

  8. jenny says:

    You know I have never made a Caesar salad from scratch. I will now!

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