- a salad of romaine lettuce tossed with an olive oil dressing, a coddled or raw egg, garlic, and grated cheese and topped with croutons and sometimes anchovies.
Origin of Caesar salad
First recorded in 1945–50; allegedly after a restaurant named Caesar's in Tijuana, Mexico
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- a salad of lettuce, cheese, and croutons with a dressing of olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice
Word Origin for Caesar salad
C20: named after Caesar Cardini (1896–1956), Mexican restaurateur who invented it
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named not for the emperor, but for Cesar Cardini, restaurant owner in Tijuana, Mexico, who is said to have served the first one c.1924.
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