Who else is crazy about a Caesar Salad? Inspired by its iconic taste, I’ve crafted three unique Caesar-inspired recipes that are now stars in my kitchen lineup, including this Chicken Caesar Sandwich, which is beyond awesome. I wanted to create even more ways to enjoy a Caesar, so I found a way to both tuck it inside a potato as well as wrap it up. I’m sure you’ll be as thrilled with the new recipes as I am.
Contrary to popular belief, the Caesar Salad doesn’t trace its roots back to Julius Caesar. Actually, this renowned dish was created in Tijuana, Mexico. Italian chef Caesar Cardini, facing a shortage of ingredients on July 4th, 1924, thought on his feet. With what he had on hand–lettuce stalks, olive oil, raw egg, croutons, parmesan cheese, and Worcestershire sauce–he invented a salad meant to be eaten by hand. Dipping the lettuce leaves into the dressing made it an instant classic.
My new Caesar Salad Sandwich, served on buttery, crusty bread, is an exceptional grilled cheese with the flavors and crunch of a Caesar Salad. We used mozzarella cheese, which melts perfectly, and a sprinkle of parmesan, adding a crisp texture and some lovely classic flavor notes. Take a look at how I make this sensational sandwich below.
To keep the salad greens ultra-crisp, I add them right after cooking the sandwich. Just open your sandwich and add the fresh elements and a bit of my light Caesar dressing, then top it off with my Marinated Red Onions.
It is utterly scrumptious and so much fun to celebrate the satisfyingly crunchy, umami-enhanced experience of a Caesar Salad by adding it to this luscious, cheesy goodness.
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