11 Ways to Love Caesar Salad, From the Classic to Vegetarian Wraps

updated Aug 8, 2023
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A classic Caesar salad combines crisp romaine, croutons, parmesan cheese, and that briny-tangy dressing you get from egg yolks, lemon juice, and anchovies. Once you’ve figured out those core ingredients, you can give way to a bevy of variations: use different greens, add chicken or pasta, or roll it all up in a wrap. These 11 stunning salads are proof that Caesar salad is truly anything but boring.

Caesar Salad Recipes

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The Ultimate Classic Caesar Salad

Make the best from-scratch crutons, make a classic Caesar dressing, and put them both together on a bowl of romaine that has been properly prepared and enjoy a unicorn-like Caesar salad of your dreams.

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Crispy Chicken Caesar Orzo Salad
This crispy chicken Caesar orzo salad is a dinner salad for pasta lovers as much as it is for anyone who wants a generous dose of greens.
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5-Ingredient Kale Caesar Salad
An easy, anchovy-free version of classic Caesar salad, made with kale instead of romaine so it keeps for days in the fridge.
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Caesar Salad with Garlic Butter Breadcrumbs
A simple Caesar salad made with garlic butter breadcrumbs and a cheesy anchovy vinaigrette.
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Grilled Caesar Salad with Crispy Chickpeas
This grilled Caesar from Anna Jones' cookbook The Modern's Cook Year ditches the regular croutons for crispy chickpeas.
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Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad
An easy Caesar salad made with shredded Brussels sprouts and homemade croutons.
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Broccoli and Kale Caesar Salad
This hearty vegan broccoli and kale salad is topped with golden croutons and a velvety vegan Caesar dressing made with roasted garlic and cashews.
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Whole Roast Chicken Caesar Salad

From the romaine and the chicken, to the croutons and the dressing, this salad has all the components you love and expect. The greens and chicken are roasted in the same pan, with drippings whisked into a rich dressing.

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Caesar Pasta Salad

Inspired by the beloved salad, tendrils of spiral pasta are partnered with bite-size pieces of juicy chicken breast, crisp romaine, ruby-red tomatoes, buttery croutons, and shards of salty Parm, all tossed together with creamy Caesar dressing (store-bought or homemade — your choice!).

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Chicken Caesar Salad Skewers

Make chicken skewers, crouton skewers, and split the romaine halves. Then pile the skewers and greens on a platter with Caesar dressing on the side so everyone can build their own salads just the way they like it.

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Chickpea Caesar Salad Wraps
A vegetarian spin on the chicken Caesar salad wrap with crunchy spiced chickpeas, sourdough croutons, and a creamy tahini-based caesar dressing.
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