I love this simple salad. There are so few ingredients yet it’s packed with so much flavor. To be completely honest, I save time by using Newmans Own Creamy Caesar instead of making my own from scratch. I’ve tried so many recipes that require blending anchovies into the dressing. I haven’t been able to find the perfect combination and have ended up with really fishy salad. This recipe is just as delicious and travels well for on-the-go- lunches! (Yet another reason to skip the anchovies 🙂

Cheers to no-cook summer meals!

The Lawrences

Simple Caesar Salad


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons half and half or milk (depending on the desired thickness of your dressing)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon-mayonnaise blend
  • Dash of garlic powder
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1 bunch romaine lettuce
  • Salad croutons 



  1. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, milk, parmesan, garlic, pepper, a dash of salt, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Mix in lemon juice.
  3. Place romaine in a large bowl and drizzle with dressing. Toss in croutons and serve!

Goes deliciously as the perfect side to burgers, pita wraps and soups! (And wine)


Nia Lawrence has over 10 years of experience working as an Art Director at some of the top magazinesin New York City. She was responsible for creating visual content for companies such as Real Simple, Latina, Redbook, Women's Health, Martha Stewart Living, Suede and Victoria's Secret.. ​ Brooklyn, NY is home to the mom of one who currently runs the Nia Lawrence Design Studio, a print and digital marketing company.

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