caesar salad tartines

Tartines are open sandwiches on bread, Tartine means open faced sandwich in French. They usually are a really delicious combo of crunchy bread and fresh salad. I decided to make a Caesar salad version, so the crunchy bread base is there instead of the croutons. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like Caesar salad or toasted bread for that matter. When I mention Caesar salad to people as a snack or meal suggestion they always jump at it, more than any other recipe! These tartines could be a great starter for a dinner party, or fantastic for dinner with my matchstick fries.

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caesar salad

Italian immigrant Caesar Cardini invented the Caesar in 1924 in Mexico during the prohibition, when supplies were depleted and he had to make a dish with limited ingredients for the customers in his restaurant.
This salad is not only on my blog because it is a great classic recipe but because I made it for a certain special person who loved it and I know will be pleased I mentioned him….HB.

Serves 2 but you can double or triple the amounts depending on how many you are feeding.


1/2 clove of garlic
3 eggs or 12 quails eggs
A loaf of sour dough bread
1 tablespoon of olive oil
2 tablespoons of good quality Mayo
3 tablespoons of Greek yogurt (or Alpro Greek yogurt or Oatly creme fraische)
3 anchovies fillets tinned in oil and drained (or a tablespoon of vegetarian fish sauce)
2 tablespoons of grated Parmesan (there are plant based versions) plus more for grating on top of salad
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 cos lettuce

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