The Caesar salad is a classic salad first created in the 1920s by an Italian-American chef, Caesar Cardini. The salad was originally prepared in Tijuana, Mexico, during Prohibition in the US.
There are many variations on the Caesar salad, with some people adding chicken, shrimp or bacon for extra protein. Often served as a side dish or main course, the salad is popular in restaurants around the world.
Despite the popularity of Caesar salad, there are also some disagreements surrounding its origins, with some people saying the salad was actually invented by other chefs instead of Caesar Cardini.