5 Ways to Make Caesar Salad Exciting

Monday, September 14, 2015

Lemon juice gave this Caesar salad some zest!

I love Caesar salad, but I know some people find it boring. Romaine lettuce and Parmesan cheese just isn't exciting for some. But no worries, if you find Caesar salad boring, try these five ways to spice it up!

Sprinkle on some pepper flakes: I don't really like heat, but some people can't live without it. If you have to up the temperature, sprinkle on some pepper flakes or add some cayenne pepper to the dressing.

Change up the dressing: Taking a note from SweetGreen, brighten and zest up the Caesar salad dressing with some lime juice. Instead of using raw garlic, try some roasted garlic. Or make an oil-based dressing by skipping the mayonnaise (or egg if you like homemade dressing) and using olive oil.

Yummy scallops turned this side dish into a meal

Add meat: Caesar salad doesn't have to be rabbit food. Add some shrimp, chicken, steak or any other meat to make a hearty meal.

Replace the romaine with kale: If you want to up the nutrition, replace the romaine with kale, which is packed with Vitamin A and C.

Get some inspiration abroad: Instead of salt, add soy sauce to the Caesar salad dressing, nix the Parmesan and sprinkle on some sesame seeds for an Asian-inspired Caesar salad. Replace Parmesan cheese and croutons with cotija cheese and crunched up corn ships for a southwest Caesar salad. Use your imagination, the possibilities are endless.

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