Barton G.’s Lemony Caesar Salad with Gluten-Free Garlic Croutons

gluten free caesar salad

Easy to make with a thick, creamy restaurant-quality dressing, this gluten free Caesar salad is what we always wish a Caesar will be when we order it. With this secret recipe from Los Angeles’s famously over-the-top restaurant Barton G.’s, you can make your own epic, fresh, luscious, and lemony Caesar salad anytime. 

Barton G.’s Lemony Caesar Salad with Gluten-Free Garlic Croutons

This gluten-free recipe from restaurant Barton G. in Los Angeles features thick, creamy, and delicious, Caesar dressing and wonderful homemade gluten-free garlic croutons. You can garnish it with anchovies, as shown here, but you can also skip it if preferred. Note: this recipe calls for roasted garlic, so plan accordingly.

Servings 4
Calories 534 kcal



  • 3 egg yolks
  • teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 3 cloves oven-roasted garlic chopped
  • ½ clove garlic germ removed, finely minced
  • 2 teaspoons gluten-free Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon gluten-free Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ cup plus 3 tablespoons vegetable oil such as grapeseed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice plus more for serving
  • ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese plus more for serving
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Distilled white vinegar
  • 4 to 6 romaine hearts depending on size, chopped


  • 1 Schär Gluten Free Baguette or other gluten-free baguette sliced on a diagonal into long, thin slices
  • Good-quality olive oil for brushing
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 clove garlic


  1. Make the dressing: In a food processer, combine the egg yolks, anchovy paste, roasted and raw garlic, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce and process until combined and smooth. Slowly drizzle in the vegetable oil to emulsify. After all the oil is incorporated, add the lemon juice and cheese. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and vinegar. Set the dressing aside.

  2. Make the croutons: Preheat the broiler on high with the baking rack 6 inches from the heat. Liberally brush the bread slices with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill or broil until golden brown and crusty on each side, 1 to 3 minutes per side. Rub with the garlic clove.

  3. In a large bowl, season the lettuce with salt and pepper. Liberally apply the dressing and toss to work into each crevice of lettuce. Add more lemon juice and Parmesan cheese, if desired. Divide the salad among 4 to 6 plates and serve with a garlic crouton.

Nutrition Facts
Barton G.’s Lemony Caesar Salad with Gluten-Free Garlic Croutons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 534 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 26g163%
Cholesterol 159mg53%
Sodium 709mg31%
Potassium 399mg11%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 10145IU203%
Vitamin C 8mg10%
Calcium 251mg25%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photography James Collier

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