California Caesar Salad

Serves: 4


California Caesar Sourdough Croutons (Or reduced sodium Parmesan/Caesar croutons)

2 anchovy filets optional*
1 clove California garlic smashed
2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese shredded
2 Tbsp. light tasting olive oil
2 sourdough bread
As needed Light tasting olive oil spray
1/8 tsp. sea salt or to taste

California Caesar Dressing

1 anchovy filet optional*
1/4 cup light tasting olive oil
2 cloves California garlic smashed
1 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese shredded
1/2 ripe, Fresh California Avocado
2 Tbsp. lemon juice fresh
2 Tbsp. water or more as needed
1/2 tsp. lemon zest fresh
1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper fresh

California Caesar Salad

1 bag chopped hearts of romaine (10-oz. bag)
1 batch California Caesar dressing
1 batch California Caesar Sourdough Croutons or about 2.5 oz. packaged reduced sodium croutons
2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese shredded, or more to taste
1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado peeled, seeded and sliced or ribbonized

Cracked black pepper

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Peak California Avocado season generally is spring-summer. Look for California on the label to ensure you are selecting fresh avocados grown close to home. For more recipes visit