Some of the main ingredients in simple Caesar salad recipes include mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, garlic and Parmesan cheese. Some recipes require milk, olive oil, black pepper, cayenne pepper or vinegar. The salad generally consists of romaine lettuce, croutons and additional Parmesan cheese.
To make Taste of Home's easy Caesar salad recipe, whisk together 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese, 1/4 cup of mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons of milk, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of Dijon-mayonnaise blend along with 1 clove of minced garlic and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Toss the dressing with romaine lettuce, and top with croutons and additional Parmesan cheese if desired.