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Caesar salad

noun
1.
a salad of romaine lettuce tossed with an olive oil dressing, a coddled or raw egg, garlic, and grated cheese and topped with croutons and sometimes anchovies.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; allegedly after a restaurant named Caesar's in Tijuana, Mexico
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Caesar salad

noun
1.
a salad of lettuce, cheese, and croutons with a dressing of olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice
Word Origin
C20: named after Caesar Cardini (1896–1956), Mexican restaurateur who invented it
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Word Origin and History for Caesar salad

named not for the emperor, but for Cesar Cardini, restaurant owner in Tijuana, Mexico, who is said to have served the first one c.1924.

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