Caesar Salad Recipe: Men Make Dinner Day

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Ceasar Salad recipe

This is a recipe for those of you who are a little more health conscious and it comes from here inside the walls of Idle HQ from our editor Luke McCarthy. Perfect for a simple side dish to your main meal or as a starter, you can always rely on a Caesar salad to make a dinner great.

Here at Idle HQ we have decided to give you something a little different. Other than Bonfire Night, the 5th of November is host to something else, Men Make Dinner Day. This day is purely dedicated to men making the dinner for their friends or partners, so it's time to put your apron on, cook up a storm in the kitchen and get your creative hats on because you'll want to cook to impress!

Men Make Dinner Day was started by Sandy Sharkey and she's been pushing men off of the sofa and into the kitchen to their partners' cries of joy. So lads, put down the beer and the remote and pick up a whisk, you never know, you may even like it!

We have teamed up with some of the best restaurants, food bloggers and chefs to create a fantastic e-Book filled with amazing recipes from mac and cheese to haute cuisine - so whether you're feeling fancy or like to keep it simple then there is a recipe in this book for you.

To see the latest stories from Luke check him out on The Idle Man Manual and check out the rest of our Men Make Dinner Day recipes here.

Caesar Side Salad

A simple side salad is a great dish to serve to your guests. Simplicity at its best, this caesar salad is simple in method yet full of flavour, a perfect accompaniment to any meat and pasta dishes, or a lighter option for you health enthusiasts.


  • Cos or Romaine Lettuce
  • Block of Parmesan Cheese
  • Bacon (3-4 rashers for 2 people)
  • Caesar Dressing
  • Olive Oil
  • Croutons


Tear off some lettuce leaves and thrown them into a large bowl, whichever lettuce you choose, you’ll want to have big pieces so you get a good crunch when you bite into it.

Take a frying pan and place a drizzle of oil and bring to the heat. Cut your bacon up in strips or bite size pieces and fry until cooked and crisp. Whilst the bacon is cooking, take your block of parmesan cheese and shave pieces off with a peeler into the bowl of lettuce leaves. You’ll a handful per person eating.

Once the bacon is cooked let it cool thoroughly as you don’t want to have a warm salad. once cooled add into the bowl of lettuce and cheese. Take your croutons (pre-packaged is fine) and throw them into the mix and drizzle over the caesar dressing until lightly covered.

Mix all of this together until everything is fully covered by the dressing and serve in a large, clean bowl for the table. Lightly drizzle over some olive oil to taste once served.


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