Crispy lettuce, delicious dressing and simple condiments are the true reason why all salad lovers are obsessed with the famous Caesar salad.
Due to the popularity of the item, we are intrigued to learn all about the origin of the salad. To start, way back then, a man by the name of Caesar Cardini had a culinary idea that spread internationally in the span of years.
Cardini is an Italian-American who invented the salad in 1924 in Tijuana, Mexico. At the time he was the owner of a restaurant in a highly tourist area. Over the Fourth of July weekend his friends decided to visit him. So what did Cardini do? He threw together a bunch of ingredients he had on hand and served it to his guest.
Little did Cardini know that this concoction he threw together was about to become a hit throughout the world. According to What’s Cooking America, the original recipe included “romaine, garlic, croutons, and Parmesan cheese, boiled eggs, olive oil and Worcestershire sauce.”
At first the salad was known as the “Aviator’s salad,” and once it became so well known the name changed to the caesar salad. As we now know, this recipe is not the exact same from the first time it was made being that many restaurants and culinary icons have changed the ingredients in the salad. Even though changed occurred, the basics of the salad remain the same.
After learning all about Cardini and his genius culinary concoction, we can’t help but crave one of his very own ceasar salads. So let’s get chopping away because boy are we hungry!