‘Chicken Caesar please!’
Caesar salad is quintessentially American. Diners and family restaurants will always serve a choice of soup or a salad as part of a set meal. The salad is always the same mix of iceberg or Romaine lettuce, croutons and choice of dressing: French, blue cheese, or Caesar… Perhaps the ubiquitous nature of these salads has caused some to mock them as gauche. How many of us have turned our nose up at the iceberg in favour of a lollo rosso or simple English round lettuce? I can understand this – the best salad I ever ate was in roadside restaurant in France; a simple soft leaf lettuce dressed with vinaigrette.
But the crunchy, creamy Caesar is famous throughout the world for a good reason – its refreshing, light and healthy, and very tasty.