When we first brought Baby L home, we had so many wonderful people bringing us some pretty amazing meals. It was a huge lifesaver as we adjusted to 3 little ones...and I got a ton of new recipes to add to our rotation too!
Well, one of my friends brought this delicious salad as a part of her meal. It was so simple, yet so perfect. It's goes so well with every meal. And it's even great just as a meal itself.
We love it so much that we've been making this Caesar salad nearly every week since she brought it over! Obviously, it's our new go-to side dish:
Simple Summer Caesar Salad
3 heads of romaine lettuce
1 medium sized cucumber
1 red pepper
1 bunch (6-8) green onions
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
Caesar salad dressing
Croutons or crushed Triscuits (optional)
Clean and dry all vegetables, and then dice or chop. Serve with remaining ingredients.
When I'm not serving it at a large get-together, I like to keep all of the ingredients separate in the fridge. (Because there is nothing worse than a soggy salad!) Then, I just make our salad individually at each meal.
Serves: This recipe serves our family (2 adults and 2 toddlers) 1 or 2 salads every day for about one week.
I especially love this salad with hot pasta dishes and "summer" dinners, like BBQ pulled pork sandwiches and steak cooked out on the grill. Yum!
I'm not claiming this is the most innovative salad ever. It is simple for sure. But it is a pretty darn good combination that I had never made before. So as easy and amazing as it is, I just had to share this perfect summer Caesar salad with you!
What's your favorite go-to side dish?
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This looks super delicious. You are making me hungry! I am visiting you from Women With Intention today. Come say hi at Purposeful Faith and join the #RaRalikup sometime soon.ReplyDelete
Looks so yummy! :) I love summer saladsReplyDelete
This would be so good with grilled chicken slices on top. Don't you just love when people cook for you and bring over meals. The best! From While I'm Waiting link up.ReplyDelete
So delicious! I love a good salad- always adds so much to the meal!ReplyDelete
This salad looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! Sometimes I forget about simple sides like a salad. Perfect for summer!ReplyDelete
Sometimes we forget meals don't have to be complicated! :)ReplyDelete
Looks delicious and so does that BBQ sandwich!!ReplyDelete
My littlest loves salad! I bet she would love this one too! Thanks for sharing with us at Waiting on...Wednesday!ReplyDelete
This looks so yummy! Pinning it to make it later!ReplyDelete
Now I'm craving caesar salad!!! Great simple recipe!! All about the fresh parm!!ReplyDelete
And now I want salad! Looks super yummy!ReplyDelete
Yum! It's 10:30 at night, and I want a Caesar salad! lol! Thanks for sharing your recipe! :)ReplyDelete
YUMMMY!! That salad looks so yummy perfect for a summer day!ReplyDelete
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Delicious! I've been running out of salad ideas, so this is right on time. Now…how to get my toddlers to eat a salad lol! #MommyMondayBlogHopReplyDelete
Thank you! It is! Thanks for the invitation - I'll go check it out right now! -JessReplyDelete
Thanks! You'll love it! -JessReplyDelete
It was such a lifesaver! I feel so blessed to have so many wonderful family and friends like that! Chicken would be awesome. I was even thinking I could turn it into a delicious wrap too... Thanks, Michelle! -JessReplyDelete
I thought too! I'm glad we found one everyone likes! -JessReplyDelete
Me too! We always complicate things for ourselves, don't we? Haha -JessReplyDelete
It is and was! :) -JessReplyDelete
My kids love this one too - that makes it a double winner in my book! Thanks again for hosting! -JessReplyDelete
You'll love it! -JessReplyDelete
I know - it's the best!!! -JessReplyDelete
It's the best! -JessReplyDelete
Now that's not a midnight snack you think of everyday! haha But probably the best-for-you type of one! haha -JessReplyDelete
It goes so well with anything grilled! You guys will love it! -JessReplyDelete
My kids love the dressing more than anything. I don't care if it's doused in salad dressing as long as they eat the veggies that go along with it!!! :) -JessReplyDelete
YUM! I love caesar salad!ReplyDelete
Yum! Looks delicious! I love caesar salad. I always start craving it in the summer, i don't know whyReplyDelete
I love ceasar salad and even more so with this simple recipe. Thank you for sharing it here. I have a feeling it'll become our summer salad at home as well. So glad I found you on Totally Terrific Tues, Jess!ReplyDelete
Perfect light meal for the summer and I love the addition of red peppers.ReplyDelete
YUM! Perfect as a main dish or as a side for enjoying a meal outside :)ReplyDelete
Sounds perfect for a summer day - yum!ReplyDelete
It sounds so delightful, I might finally trick myself into eating something healthy! :)ReplyDelete
I love the idea of having the salad ready any time. This is a super summer salad and has been selected as one of the featured posts for the Family Fun Friday linky party. Thank you for sharing! Stop by brittalafont.com (food hostess) on Thursday after 1pm PST to grab your "I was Featured" button! :) Already pinned it!!ReplyDelete
Summer salads are so yummy! Thanks for linking up at Women With Intention Wednesdays! I look forward to what you will share this week! :)ReplyDelete
Yum! I love summer salads, and this looks so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays! :-)CathyReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tomorrow night at 7 pm. We can't wait to party with you! Lou Lou GirlsReplyDelete
I've been living on salads these past few weeks (diet plus summertime here in AZ already), so this looks fabulous!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday! We hope to see you back this week with another great recipe!ReplyDelete
Then you will love this - it's perfection! -JessReplyDelete
You'll have to try this version! You'll love it! -JessReplyDelete
Thank you! I hope you like it as much as we do! -JessReplyDelete
It's the perfect little "extra"! -JessReplyDelete
You've got that right! -JessReplyDelete
It sure is! -JessReplyDelete
Haha! I hope it does! It really is very good! -JessReplyDelete
Thank you so much, Britta! What an honor!!!! -JessReplyDelete
Thank you and thanks for always hosting a great party! -JessReplyDelete
It's just perfect :) Thanks for being a great host every week! -JessReplyDelete
Thank you so much!!! -JessReplyDelete
I hope you like it as much as we do! Thanks for hosting! -JessReplyDelete
Looks delish! Love Caesar dressing. #happyhomelifeReplyDelete
Loving how simple this yummy salad looks! The crushed triscuits also sound like a creative way to add a bit more crunch. :) Thanks for stopping by and sharing this on Five Friday Finds! I'm looking forward to what you share this week. :)ReplyDelete