Caesar Salad with Crispy Artichokes


This Caesar salad skips croutons in favor of cheesy pan-fried artichokes for an extra boost of vegetables and the same satisfying crunch.

Caesar Salad with Crispy Artichokes
Photo: Photographer / Jacob Fox, Food styling / Sue Mitchell, Food Styling / Kelsey Bulat
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 large egg

  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided, plus more for garnish

  • 1 (14 ounce) can whole artichoke hearts, rinsed and halved

  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ clove garlic, grated

  • ½ teaspoon anchovy paste (optional)

  • 2 large romaine hearts (1 pound total), chopped

  • Freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Place flour in a shallow dish. Lightly beat egg in another shallow dish. Combine panko and 4 tablespoons Parmesan in a third shallow dish. Pat artichokes dry. Toss artichokes in the flour to coat. Dip in the egg, letting excess drip off. Then roll in the panko mixture.

  2. Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the artichoke hearts and cook, flipping once, until crispy and golden on both sides, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate.

  3. Whisk mayonnaise, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, anchovy paste, if using, and the remaining 2 tablespoons each oil and Parmesan in a large bowl until combined. Toss romaine with the dressing until coated. Serve with the crispy artichoke hearts and garnish with pepper and more Parmesan, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

330 Calories
25g Fat
19g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 2 1/2 cups
Calories 330
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Vitamin A 10052IU 201%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Vitamin D 7IU 2%
Vitamin E 3mg 18%
Folate 167mcg 42%
Vitamin K 128mcg 107%
Sodium 456mg 20%
Iron 2mg 11%
Magnesium 20mg 5%
Potassium 315mg 7%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Omega 3 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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