What to Serve with Caesar Salad – 21 Delicious Recipes

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With its crisp romaine lettuce, savory Parmesan cheese, crunchy croutons, and creamy Caesar dressing, Caesar salad is an iconic dish and a timeless favorite. If you’re wondering what to serve with Caesar salad, I have some great ideas for you.

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What makes a Caesar salad truly exceptional is the art of pairing it with complementary dishes that make a delicious complete meal. 

This list of delicious possibilities will be great whether you’re hosting a dinner party or preparing a family meal. From savory proteins to filling grains and bright vegetables, these options will pair perfectly with the bold flavors of a Caesar salad.

1. Grilled Chicken Breasts

Juicy, perfectly grilled chicken strips or breasts add a hearty protein punch to your Caesar salad, turning it into a satisfying meal. The grilled smoky flavor is the perfect complement to the creamy dressing of a classic Caesar salad. 

2. Garlic Butter Shrimp

Elevate your salad game with succulent shrimp sautéed in garlic butter, bringing a burst of seafood flavor to every forkful.

3. Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Pop these little flavor bombs in the oven until they burst with sweetness. The warm and rich flavor will add so much to the traditional version of this popular salad. 

4. Steak

A well-cooked steak has a savory taste that complements the crispiness of the lettuce, creating a match made in salad heaven.

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5. Baked Ziti

Caesar salad is the perfect side dish for cheesy baked ziti. This Olive Garden-inspired recipe features five different cheeses and is the perfect main course to go with this classic side dish.

6. Poached Eggs

Add a touch of elegance with perfectly poached eggs. The runny egg yolks become a rich and savory dressing, blending seamlessly with zesty dressing. This creates some of the best flavors and makes a great lunch or dinner. 

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7. Garlic Bread

Garlic bread made with butter and garlic powder is always a great option to bulk up any meal! It’s a perfect way to add to the savory flavor of Caesar salad and soak up every last drop of the salty flavor of homemade Caesar dressing. 

8. Grilled Artichoke Hearts

These tender hearts add a smoky depth to your salad, creating a savory mix. This is an ideal option for adding a more subtle flavor and some bulk to your salad at the same time. It’s also the perfect choice for vegetarians as a great alternative to meat. 

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9. Tuscan Chicken Pasta

This creamy pasta dish brings an Italian flair with its sun-dried tomatoes, wrapping your salad in a blanket of savory goodness.

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10. BLT Pasta Salad

Our hearty BLT pasta salad is chock full of crispy bacon, adding protein to your meal. Adding pasta salad as a side dish or even just adding pasta to your Caesar salad is a great way to make your Caesar salad meal more substantial. 

11. Chicken Caesar Wrap

Making a chicken Caesar wrap out of your chicken Caesar salad recipe is a great way to make this salad into a main dish. All you have to do is wrap your salad in a tortilla and add some chopped chicken!

It’s easy and a great lunch idea. The crunchy lettuce, creamy dressing, sharp parmesan cheese, and grilled chicken make the perfect combination of flavors with a flour tortilla! 

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12. Grilled Grouper

Lightly grilled grouper brings a refreshing, vegetal element that harmonizes with the richness of the Caesar dressing.

13. Lemon-Herb Grilled Shrimp

Infuse your salad with the bright flavors of lemon and herbs by topping it with grilled shrimp.

14. Grilled Salmon

Indulge your taste buds with the silky richness of salmon Caesar salad, adding a luxurious touch to your Caesar salad.

15. Quinoa and Black Beans

Boost the protein content with a quinoa and black bean mix, creating a hearty and wholesome side that complements the salad.

16. Fish Tacos

The flavor of mild white fish tacos gives you the perfect balance with the strong flavor of a fresh Caesar salad. 

18. Rotisserie Chicken

Rotisserie chicken from the grocery store deli or leftover chicken makes a great topping to turn your favorite Caesar salad into a complete meal. 

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19. Sheet Pan Lasagna

Skip the hassle of traditional lasagna and make this sheet pan version instead! It will be the perfect main course to follow a Caesar salad. You can also try our lasagna rollups for another fun variation.

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20. Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

Wrapping a pork tenderloin in bacon before cooking adds a ton of flavor and juiciness, making this recipe a hit. I like to serve it with a side of roasted potatoes and salad to complete the meal.

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21. Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

Chicken breast is made even better by stuffing it with a cheesy spinach mixture before baking. This is another favorite to serve with Caesar salad.




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