What Makes a Great Packaged Caesar Salad?
With a packaged Caesar salad in your refrigerator, the makings of a delicious meal are always on hand. Since it’s portable, packaged Caesar salads are perfect for potlucks, community gatherings, and work lunches. Our chefs define high quality fresh-cut packaged Caesar salad as having lettuce leaves that are similar in size. The lettuce should have clean edges, minimal discoloration around the edges, and a high ratio of hearts of romaine leaves to outer leaves. The Caesar dressing should lightly coat the lettuce without being thick or excessive. Caesar salad will have a moderate aroma with a complex character. Notes of garlic, lemon, vinegar, cheese, and pepper will contribute to this complexity. Aroma off notes, or unwanted smells, should not be detected. Caesar salad is in taste balance when bold sourness is the predominant basic taste. Moderate saltiness should follow, along with low levels of sweetness and minimal bitterness. Among the salad’s flavors, bold levels of Caesar dressing