Soups & Salads

Caesar Salad with Cheddar Crackers

Prep Time: 20 min  |  Cook Time: 5 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 841
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Caesar Salad with Cheddar Crackers
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
5 min

This classic Caesar salad is as beautiful as it is delicious with handmade frico crackers created with Sargento® Sliced Medium Cheddar Cheese in your very own oven. The tasty Caesar dressing is homemade thanks to our foolproof recipe. Serve this anytime and it’s sure to be a fancy favorite!

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 canned, drained anchovy filets
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1-1/2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. warm water, if needed
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp. Sargento® Shredded Parmesan Cheese, divided
  • 2 heads romaine lettuce, outer leaves removed, or 3/4 pound romaine lettuce hearts
  • 8 slices Sargento® Sliced Medium Cheddar Cheese, quartered
  1. Place the egg yolk, mustard, anchovies, garlic, vinegar, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce in a blender. Blend until pureed. With the motor running, add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream until it is fully incorporated. If the dressing stops moving in the blender, stop the machine, add the warm water and continue blending until all the oil is added. Add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese; blend on low speed to incorporate (dressing will be very thick). (Makes about 1-1/2 cups)
  2. For the Fricco, place the quartered Cheddar cheese slices 2 inches apart on baking parchment or a nonstick cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 4 to 5 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly. Remove from the oven and let rest briefly on the baking sheet until firm. Transfer with a spatula to a cooling rack; cool completely. (They will become crisp as they cool.)
  3. Trim ends from romaine; separate leaves and transfer to a very large bowl. Add 3/4 cup of the dressing and toss well. (Remaining dressing may be refrigerated up to 3 days.) Arrange the leaves in a serving bowl with their tips up, and sprinkle with remaining 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese. Garnish with the Cheddar Fricco Crackers and serve.

Serving Size 4

Calories 841

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 77.50g 119%
Sat. Fat 20.60g 98%
Mono Unsat. Fat 46.70g
Poly Unsat. Fat 7.50g
Cholesterol 139mg 45%
Sodium 2148mg 89%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A 247RE
Vitamin C 22mg 37%
Calcium 604mg 60%
Iron 4mg 22%