• ½ loaf ciabatta (bread)
  • ½ clove of garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 head of Crunchy Cos (if you can't find it, get regular Cos / Romaine or Iceberg!)
  • 50 g/2 oz Parmesan cheese (piece)

Dressing ingredients

  • ½ clove of garlic
  • 2 anchovies from a can, drained
  • 1 tbsp of Parmesan cheese (piece)
  • 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1-2 tbsp lemon juice
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Author of this recipe

Bauke van Lenteren

Amateur cook

When I was a little girl I used to visit the flower and vegetable garden of my grand father. I remember, tender soft butterhead lettuce, zesty broad beans and aromatic, sweet carrots fresh from... Read more
Total votes: 135

What do you get if you combine the best of Cos lettuce with Iceberg Lettuce? Exactly a Super Crunchy Cos! It is a new lettuce type with the crispiness of iceberg and the sweet flavour and colour of Cos! Enjoy this super crunchy Caesar salad! A nice crunchy contrast to serve with some home made lasagna....mmmm...


Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F. Break the ciabatta in small chunks. Divide them over a large ovenproof dish.
Crush the clove of garlic and mix half of it with the 2 tbsp of olive oil. Drizzle the garlic oil over the ciabatta and roast in the oven for 10-15 until crunchy and goldenbrown. Let it cool.
Meanwhile tear the lettuce in pieces. Finely chop the anchovies. Grate as much of the cheese until you have the amount of a large tablespoon.
Make a dressing by combining the rest of the garlic, anchovies, grated cheese, extra virgin olive oil and mayonnaise. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce.
Drizzle the dressing over the lettuce and toss the lettuce with the croutons. Slice the rest of the cheese and divide over the salad. 

Tips from the author

Not a lover of anchovies? You can make the salad without anchovies. According to the experts, the original Caesar salad doesn’t have it either! You are a big lover of anchovies? Divide the rest of the can over the salad.

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