Caesar salad

Caesar salad

noun
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:
1945–50; allegedly after a restaurant named Caesar's in Tijuana, Mexico

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Caesar salad
 
n
a salad of lettuce, cheese, and croutons with a dressing of olive oil, garlic, and lemon juice
 
[C20: named after Caesar Cardini (1896--1956), Mexican restaurateur who invented it]

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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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