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Caesar salad with homemade dressing

Caesar salad with home made dressing

Caesar salad makes a perfect appetizer for a Christmas dinner menu, especially if you plan an American-inspired Christmas dinner, as we did in 2020.
5 from 68 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 5 Servings
Calories 406 kcal



For making the dressing

  • 4 tablespoon Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon White balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoon Worcester-gravy
  • 10 tablespoon Cold Water
  • 1 pinch Freshly grounded pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic Crushed down
  • 4 tablespoon Oil
  • 6 Anchovy tenderloins


  • 100 g Bacon
  • 60 g Parmesan shavings


Dressing preparation

  • Add Vinegar, white balsamic vinegar, Worcester-gravy, cold water, garlic, pepper, and oil in an empty preserving jar.
  • Cut the anchovy fillets into tiny pieces and mix them into the sauce. Season the whole sauce to your taste with pepper or, if necessary more vinegar or water.
  • Close the lid tightly and shake vigorously.

Topping preparation

  • Place the toast on a cutting board and cut off the crust beforehand. Cut it into small cubes and store in a well-sealed bowl so that it won't dry out.
  • Cut the bacon into small strips and keep them in a well-sealed bowl in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Final preparations before serving

  • Wash the iceberg lettuce in cold water and drain thoroughly.
  • Place the already pre-made toast cubes on a cutting board and drizzle with two tablespoons of mild olive oil. Allow soaking in a little.
  • Roast in a non-stick pan, over not too high heat, until crispy and light brown. Remove from pan and set aside to cool.
  • Again, fry the bacon in a coated pan, without adding any more fat, until crispy. Remove, and layout on a layer of paper towels to degrease.
  • Tear the lettuce into small, bite-sized pieces and place them on individual salad plates. Pour the salad marinade on top.
  • Sprinkle the Caesar salad with toasted bread cubes, bacon cubes, and finally the Parmesan cheese shavings on top of the salad.
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Keyword Appetizer, Christmas dinner, Christmas dinner appetizer, homemade dressing, Salad
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Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.
Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 568mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 115IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 190mg | Iron: 2mg
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