Authentic Caesar Salad Recipe from Caesar’s in Tijuana, Mexico

Authentic Caesar Salad Recipe from Caesar's in Tijuana, Mexico

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Did you know that the Caesar salad came from Mexico? Yes, this popular salad got off to a great start in Baja California during prohibition, when many US citizens were crossing the border into Mexico to enjoy legal drinking, gambling and other types of fun.

There is a bit of a controversy over who originally created the salad, but Caesar Cardini, his family and restaurant staff were involved and have helped bring about it’s immense popularity. Today, this fresh salad can still be enjoyed at Caesar’s Restaurant in Tijuana.

Authentic Caesar Salad Recipe from Caesar's in Tijuana, Mexico

I had the pleasure of watching a tableside demonstration when I visited the restaurant. They brought out all of the ingredients and added them in one by one. Fresh salad dressing isn’t difficult to make and it’s bursting with flavor.

As a vegetarian, I opt for a slightly inauthentic version of the salad and leave out the anchovies. Those of you who eat fish, can prepare it as it’s done in Mexico!

Authentic Caesar Salad Recipe from Caesar's in Tijuana, Mexico

Caesar Salad

Ingredients:

3/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 t Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 T Ground Mustard
1 clove Garlic, crushed
Coddled egg
1 Lime, juiced
Fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese (half in the dressing, half reserved to sprinkle on top)
6 Anchovy filets

1 head Romaine Lettuce
Sliced Baguette, toasted

Instructions:

Add dressing ingredients to a large salad bowl one by one. Vigorously mix together by hand after each addition.

Remove lettuce end and separate leaves. Add to dressing a few at a time. Mix gently to evenly coat lettuce with dressing.

Place lettuce on plate. Top with Parmesan and baguette crouton.

Authentic Caesar Salad Recipe from Caesar's in Tijuana, Mexico

Authentic Caesar Salad Recipe from Caesar's in Tijuana, Mexico

Authentic Caesar Salad Recipe from Caesar's in Tijuana, Mexico

Caesar’s Restaurant and Bar
Av. Revolución 1059
Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana
B.C., Mexico

Authentic Caesar Salad Recipe from Caesar's in Tijuana, Mexico

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11 comments for “Authentic Caesar Salad Recipe from Caesar’s in Tijuana, Mexico

  1. ANN*H
    October 15, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Yum I get Caesar salad when ever I go to a place to eat that has it. My favorite.

  2. Mary Mac
    October 18, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Delicious recipe and I would leave the anchovies off also.

  3. JEFFREY
    October 26, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Great looking Caesar salad!

  4. Judy Nieman
    November 3, 2016 at 11:16 am

    Thanks so much for the caesar salad recipe. I’ve never tried making one but I eat them in restaurants all the time. I can see serving this to my guests at home.

  5. Rosie
    November 4, 2016 at 10:26 am

    This looks good! I had just seen a recipe for Caesar salad in a magazine, but they say the anchovies are imperative. I’d love to try your recipe without the anchovies!

  6. Mia
    November 4, 2016 at 11:25 am

    I have had a similar Caesar but it would be nice to try one so authentic.

  7. Joannie
    December 26, 2016 at 7:22 am

    I never knew the origin of Caesar salad, but I’ve always loved to make it!!

  8. Jeffrey
    January 4, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    Never this about Caesar Salad.

  9. Jeffrey
    February 15, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    The salad looks like it would be a nice side dish.

  10. ann hengst
    April 5, 2017 at 12:54 pm

    I love Caesar salads so much, but I will pass on eating the anchovy fillets with mine – thanks

  11. Jeffrey
    April 14, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    I’d love to have this salad at the place that originated it.

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