Friday, April 29, 2016

Copycat Salmon Caesar Salad!

Missy Tippens

A while back, Ruby Tuesday added a new item to their menu that I fell in love with! Grilled Salmon Caesar Salad.

This is the restaurant version that I adore. I always order the salmon cooked well done.

After ordering it several times, I decided I needed to make it at home.

First, I went looking for recipes for caesar dressing. I didn't have all the ingredients for any one recipe in particular, so I just started throwing in items to make my own version. It turned out delicious! And I guess it'll turn out differently each time I make it. :)

How do you like these for measurements...

about 3/4-1 cup mayo (I used two big squirts of the squeezable stuff)
1 squirt of dijon mustard (maybe 1 tsp)
pinch of chopped or minced garlic
1 squirt lemon juice
2 generous glugs of red wine vinegar
dash of Worcestershire sauce (about 1 tsp)
Olive oil until it seems like the right consistency (it's thick and will not be pourable so maybe about 2-4 TBS)
A shake or two of powdered parmesan (I put this in the dressing too)
pinch of salt and plenty of freshly ground pepper

Mix all ingredients with a whisk. I store this in my fun plastic Bell jars I showed you a while back. Store in fridge. It seems to last a few days just fine.

For the greens, I use Hearts of Romaine.
For the salmon, prepare it like I shared a few years ago. Click here. It's the very best way to make salmon!

I use shredded fresh parmesan cheese and croutons to finish.

To assemble:

Toss the lettuce with the dressing. Put on serving plate. Top with salmon, shredded cheese and croutons.

I didn't take a photo of the first try. I wish I had. It was so pretty! Close to the restaurant version. But I did take a photo of the next time I made it. On this version, I made it lower carb (no croutons) and added some white beans to add fiber. Which may seem odd. LOL But it was tasty too. :)

So here's a photo of my second version. I didn't toss the dressing in this photo. It's under the cheese and salmon. So it's not as pretty.

Give this a try. You'll love it!


  1. My mouth is watering! This looks amazing! We don't have a Ruby Tuesday so I'll just copy this. YUM.
    Plus, I was just saying to a friend that I'm burned out on all my old salad recipes!

  2. Looks yummy Missy. You did a great job.

  3. This looks so good! I have a bottle of commercial Caesar Salad dressing in the fridge - all I need is the salmon. :)

  4. Oh I love all things about this, Missy. Love the salmon in the salad. I'm with Jan - bottled dressing makes it so easy.

    I usually put oranges and an orange vinaigrette in with my salmon salads, but this looks very tasty.

    I have to laugh because I posted on Wednesday asking if anyone ever tried to copy restaurant food, but then I saw your post in the queue and realized that was exactly what you had done.