The Perfect Caesar Salad: Putting It All Together

The whole idea for this week’s tribute to the caesar salad came from my failed attempts at making the blue cheese wedge salad. I have never understood why people would spend $6.00 for a quarter of a head of iceberg lettuce. A good friend told me that I just didn’t understand, the wedge is more that just the lettuce. So I tried to create my own version that I would enjoy. I had people over and tested various versions of the salad. The problem is, I don’t like blue cheese dressing. So, no matter how many different ways I did it, I never enjoyed the blue cheese wedge. Then someone suggested I do a caesar salad wedge. It was a light bulb moment for me. This girl removed all my constraints, and I have been loving the freedom!

So, from my research I’ve learned that the caesar salad was invented by a man named Caesar who worked at a restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico in the early 1900’s. Apparently the original version included table-side presentation, but it did not include sardines. When I worked at Walt Disney World I made plenty a caesar salad. I got pretty good at the tossing of dressing with croutons and cheese. Ironically, this recipe involves no tossing, but it  would be perfect, topped with shrimp, for a Summer luncheon.



  1. After you rinse the lettuce, pat dry with paper towels, or dry in a salad spinner.
  2. Place wedge on serving plate and drizzle with 1/4 c. dressing
  3. Add 1/4 c. croutons, 1/4 of the grated cheese, and half a slice of chopped bacon.
  4. Top with 1/4 of the onions and a few slices of shaved cheese
  5. Finish off with salt and freshly ground pepper. Repeat these steps with the remaining 3 wedges.
  • Serves 4 people

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  1. Sound delicious! I’ve never had a caesar salad with such variation before. Also, I’m much more likely to try this recipe than the blue cheese one. I’ll take caesar dressing over blue cheese any day.

  2. I’m so glad you have come around, in your own way, to the wedge! 🙂 love the post, love the salad.