A traditional Caesar salad.
Origin of Caesar saladso named in honor of (Gaius) Julius Caesar by Giacomo Junia, Italian-American chef in Chicago, who invented it c. 1903
Origin of caesar saladPossibly after Caesar's, a restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico.
(plural Caesar salads)
- (cooking, countable and uncountable) A type of salad, generally made from romaine lettuce, croutons, parmesan cheese, coddled or hard-boiled eggs, fresh-ground black pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
- Would you like some Caesar salad for lunch?
- Of all the Caesar salads I've tasted, this is the finest.
- A serving of such salad.
- Would you like a Caesar salad for lunch?
Named after (Italian-born) US restaurateur Caesar Cardini (1896–1956) who is generally thought to have invented it for his Tijuana restaurant in 1924.