Traditional Caesar Salad with a Gluten Free Option

Sometimes I am in the mood for a Traditional Caesar Salad. It’s always a nice option to have on the table. Of course it’s perfect as a side for any Italian main course, but you could also toss in some rotisserie chicken and make it a complete meal. Very versatile!
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Traditional Caesar Salad with a Gluten Free Option

The Ingredients:

This salad is so simple: Chopped romaine, croutons and some grated parmesan…that’s it! If you live gluten free, use GF croutons, there are so many good choices these days!

Traditional Caesar Salad with a Gluten Free Option

The Caesar Dressing: Whisked Together in Minutes!

Caesar dressing is super easy to make: just whisk together mayo, olive oil, lemon juice, a little dijon mustard, parmesan and Worcestershire sauce (anchovy paste is optional) and toss with the greens. I am going to recommend you make you own mayo for this recipe. There is nothing like homemade and it tastes less mayonnaise-y than even the best store bought mayo. But if you just aren’t up to it, I get it…there are only so many minutes in a day!

Traditional Caesar Salad with a Gluten Free Option

Serving Suggestion:

Caesar is a great side salad for any main course. But I have a delicious suggestion: serve alongside my Easy Chicken Parmesan!

Traditional Caesar Salad with a Gluten Free Option


The Recipe: Traditional Caesar Salad with a Gluten Free Option

Tips and what you will need: (affiliate links)  I recommend making your own mayo for the dressing. I swear it’s easy and takes only a minute and you can use the leftovers on sandwiches or this chicken salad. You will need a microplane to grate Parmesan, and a good sea salt. Click for gluten free croutons and anchovy paste (optional). 

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Traditional Caesar Salad with a Gluten Free Option
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A quick and easy salad to serve alongside any Italian main course or toss with rotisserie chicken for a complete meal. To make the dressing taste it's best make your own mayo! I provided a link in the blog post.
Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
  • For Dressing:
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced or grated on microplane
  • ⅔ cup mayo (preferably homemade, recipe linked above)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan, plus more to grate on top of salad
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste (optional)
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 generous pinch sea salt, a few turns of freshly ground black pepper
  • The Salad:
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, washed, dried and chopped
  • 1 cup croutons (link to GF options above)
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  1. The Dressing:
  2. Whisk together all ingredients and set aside
  3. Toss desired amount of dressing with prepared romaine, add croutons and top with freshly grated parmesan. Serve!


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Enjoy my friends and if you would like to try a non traditional Caesar salad, try my Caesar Salad with Prosciutto and Perfectly Poached Egg! ~ Linda Spiker


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29 thoughts on “Traditional Caesar Salad with a Gluten Free Option

  1. Yay! I’ve been looking for a good caesar dressing to fix without anchovies (not adventurous enough for that I guess). Can’t wait to try this in the coming months. 🙂

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