Classic Caesar Salad with Asiago Caesar Dressing

Fresh romaine and cherry tomatoes get tossed with a delicious asiago caesar dressing. Topped with shaved parmesan cheese and croutons, this is a delicious and classic salad that makes the perfect side!

classic caesar salad in a red bowl with wooden spoon.

Caesar Salad is my personal favorite. I make it almost every week! So I am shocked that I haven’t posted it on the blog until now. There is just something about the crisp romaine, cherry tomatoes, croutons, and parmesan that I love together. It is simple but absolutely delicious and mouthwatering!

I was recently inspired by a dressing from our local market. Asiago Caesar Dressing. The last time I made a caesar salad I used it and it was amazing! I had to recreate it for myself.

Now I know that traditionally caesar dressing uses anchovies. So if you would like to add some to it, feel free! I just can’t get past putting anchovies in my dressing. And I am sure that most restaurants use anchovies in their dressings and I have eaten them, I just prefer not to use them.

This entire salad came together beautifully. I like to use cherry tomatoes in my caesar salad to add one more flavor and a pop of bright color. It was so simple to make and the dressing turned out better than expected. This easy to make salad was definitely a five star salad. And it goes so great with almost any meal! You will love it just as much as we did!

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Classic Caesar Salad with Asiago Caesar Dressing

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 6 Servings

Description

Fresh romaine and cherry tomatoes get tossed with a delicious asiago caesar dressing.  Topped with shaved parmesan cheese and croutons, this is a delicious and classic salad that makes the perfect side!


Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword caesar salad recipe, classic caesar salad, classic caesar salad with asiago caesar dressing

Ingredients

  • 4 cups romaine chopped
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes sliced in half
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 1/2 cup shaved parmesan shaved, shredded will also work
  • black pepper

Asiago Caesar Dressing:

  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove pressed
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup asiago cheese shredded

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl combine chopped romaine and cherry tomatoes.
  2. To make the dressing: Combine dijon mustard, Worcestershire, garlic, black pepper, mayonnaise, olive oil and asiago cheese in a food processor or blender. Pulse until smooth.
  3. Toss the romaine and cherry tomatoes with the dressing. Top with croutons, parmesan cheese, and sprinkle a dash of black pepper on top.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 6

Calories251kcal (13%)Carbohydrates9g (3%)Protein8g (16%)Fat21g (32%)Saturated Fat5g (25%)Cholesterol15mg (5%)Sodium392mg (16%)Potassium279mg (8%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar3g (3%)Vitamin A3245IU (65%)Vitamin C19mg (23%)Calcium220mg (22%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Can’t wait to try this. When I make caesar salad dressing I use the anchovy paste instead of the anchovies and then pass the anchovy strips with the salad for whoever want the “real” thing. Love your blog.

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