How To Serve Caesar Salad Recipe Australia Quick

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Caesar salad: a timeless combination of crisp romaine lettuce, creamy dressing, crunchy croutons, and salty Parmesan cheese. But did you know this Roman-inspired dish can get a delightful Aussie twist? Here’s how to whip up a flavour-packed Caesar salad that celebrates fresh, local ingredients – perfect for a light lunch, satisfying side, or impressive starter.


Caesar Salad recipe
Caesar Salad recipe

1 large cos (romaine) lettuce, leaves separated and washed

  • ½ cup mayonnaise (full-fat or light, depending on preference)
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 anchovy fillet, finely chopped (optional, for a stronger umami flavour)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup stale sourdough bread, cubed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • Instructions:

    1. Make the croutons: Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Drizzle bread cubes with olive oil, season with salt and pepper, and toss to coat. Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Set aside to cool.

    2. Prepare the dressing: In a blender or food processor, combine mayonnaise, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, and anchovy (if using). Blend until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    3. Assemble the salad: In a large bowl, toss romaine lettuce leaves with a generous amount of dressing. Don’t drown the salad, add dressing in stages until the lettuce is lightly coated.

    4. Top it off: Sprinkle the salad with Parmesan cheese and cooled croutons. Give it a final grind of black pepper and serve immediately.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving):

    This recipe yields approximately 4 servings.

    Calories: 400 (approx.)

  • Fat: 25g (approx.)
  • Carbohydrates: 30g (approx.)
  • Protein: 15g (approx.)

  • Please note: These are approximate nutritional values and may vary depending on the specific ingredients you use.


    This Aussie Caesar salad is a delightful twist on the classic, featuring fresh flavours and a touch of local flair. The tangy dressing, crunchy croutons, and salty Parmesan cheese come together beautifully with the crisp romaine lettuce. It’s a light and satisfying dish perfect for any occasion.


    1. Can I substitute the anchovy?

    Absolutely! The anchovy adds a subtle umami flavour, but you can easily leave it out.

    2. What type of bread can I use for croutons?

    Any type of stale bread will work. Sourdough adds a tangy flavour, but baguettes, focaccia, or even gluten-free bread are all good options.

    3. Can I make this salad vegetarian?

    Yes! Simply omit the anchovy and Parmesan cheese. To add a salty element, consider using chopped roasted nuts or nutritional yeast.

    4. How can I make this salad ahead of time?

    Prepare the dressing and croutons in advance. Wash and dry the lettuce, but store it separately until just before serving. Assemble the salad when ready to eat to ensure the lettuce stays crisp.

    5. What are some other delicious additions to this Caesar salad?