Classic Caesar with Parmesan Shards

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Seasonal Salads

By Fi Buchanan

Published 2023

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The trick here is to dry your lettuce well after you’ve washed it and to dress the croutons at the same time as the leaves. The croutons should be delicious little magnets for the Parmesan. It’s worth using a microplane, which produces light snowflakes of Parmesan, rather than an old-school grater.


  • 2 cos lettuces, trimmed and cut into quarters lengthways, or 4 baby gems cut in half
  • 1 quantity Croutons


Make the dressing by whisking the mustard, lemon, garlic and oil into the mayo and, when combined, add the anchovies, if using. Taste and add salt and freshly ground black pepper to your liking.

Dress the lettuce and croutons in a wide shallow bowl, using your hands to make sure everything is well coated. Transfer to a serving plate and scatter over the freshly grated Parmesan then arra