Classic Caesar Salad Recipe | PBS Food

Classic Caesar Salad

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  • 1 head romaine lettuce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 anchovies
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 2 cups oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • juice of 1/4 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • dash Tabasco
  • 2 eggs


  1. Wash and dry romaine and chill.
  2. Place garlic, anchovies in processor, add salt, vinegar, eggs, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Tabasco and process lightly.
  3. With processor running, add oil - 1 drop at a time then trickle until all oil is added.
  4. Add lemon, pepper and process again. Coat lettuce with Parmesan, add dressing, then croutons.
  5. Serve immediately.


Because this uses raw eggs in the dressing, it is to be enjoyed promptly. If not to be eaten immediately, omit the eggs from this recipe.
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