The Caesar Salad is hands down one of the most popular dishes in America. In fact, it was once tagged ‘the greatest recipe to originate in the Americas in 50 years’. Despite this popularity, not many know the story behind the recipe.
The Caesar Salad is believed to have been invented by Italian-American restaurateur Caesar Cardini in Mexico back in 1924. He ran the restaurant in Tijuana and it was a hot destination for the Americans during that time.
During the Fourth of July Weekend, Cardini experimented with some ingredients and ended up creating the Caesar salad which he served to his friends. It proved to be an instant hit and the popularity soon sky rocketed.
Although it later had inputs from Cardini’s brother, the invention is still credited to Cardini. Then again, the origin stories are often disputed and hard to prove.