Our former neighbor, and friend, Ginny Fontana, had a pretty big crowd to her house recently for a Mardi Gras gumbo night. As there were too many guests to make it a sit-down meal she had these great Caesar Salads in champagne flutes. They were easy to nibble while standing and socializing. Delicious and gorgeous! What a great idea.
How to make Caesar Salad Flutes
It’s pretty darn simple, really. Using champagne flutes or, if you don’t have enough, do as Ginny did and add in a hurricane glass, a wine glass, anything stemmed that you have on hand. As long as it’s tall enough to hold everything you should be good to go.
In the bottom add a bit of Caesar dressing. You could, of course, make it homemade if you have a recipe you love. If not, bottled dressing works just fine. I would pour it in very carefully, and maybe even use a measuring cup with a spout. You want to keep the sides of the glass clean and pretty.
Add two to three washed and dried romaine lettuce leaves with the stem side down in the glass.
Chill the Flutes at this point
You can be done well in advance of your party at this point and chill the glasses. If you have room in your fridge set them on a pretty tray and then when it’s party time just get them out and add a breadstick or two.
The breadsticks shouldn’t be added in advance because they’ll get soggy, and you wouldn’t want that.
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If you have few enough guests that your party will be the sit down type we’ve got just the salad for you. This one with Marinated Asparagus, oranges and goat cheese is our go-to dinner party salad.