Caesar Salad

This is not your everyday go-to-a-restaurant-and-have-bad-caesar-salad salad. This is Alex’s recipe and it is SO yummy. Try it alone for lunch or a light dinner, or serve it before or alongside your main course…it’s a total winner. Top it with some homemade croutons for an added touch. We like to add things like grated cheese, chicken breasts, crab cakes, etc to this recipe. Have fun with it!


1 clove of garlic (minced)                                                                                $0.05

2 teaspoons salt                                                                                               Free-ish

1/2 teaspoon ground mustard                                                                       $0.15

1-2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil                                                      $0.15

1 dash Texas Pete, or other hot sauce                  $0.05, or practically free

1 Tablespoon lemon juice (or juice from 1 lemon)                                $0.50

1 bag of romaine lettuce (or enough lettuce to feed your crowd)   $1.99

                                                   Total cost of salad = $2.89, or 1.44 per person


In a large, wooden salad bowl, mix together the garlic and salt. Rub this mixture into the bowl a bit (to give good flavor to your wooden bowl). Add the mustard, Olive oil, Texas Pete, and lemon juice. Stir together. 

Coddle (boil for 1 minute) an egg. 

Add the lettuce to the salad bowl, crack the coddled egg over the lettuce, and toss the salad to mix all of the ingredients.  *If the coddled egg freaks you out, then don’t do that part…but you’re seriously missing out.