Bavarian Caesar Salad


Bavarian Caesar Salad

Bavarian Twist on the Classic Caesar Salad

In Bavarian cuisine, known for its hearty and flavorful dishes, we have put a unique spin on the classic Caesar salad. This Bavarian Caesar Salad combines the freshness of the original American recipe with traditional Bavarian ingredients, resulting in a delightful blend of flavors that will transport you to the heart of Bavaria.

Jan Dec

15 minutes

10 minutes

25 minutes

4 servings


Vegetarian, Nut-free, Soy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free pretzels)

Wheat (from pretzels), Dairy (from smoked cheese)

Vegan, Dairy-free, Paleo, Keto, Low-carb


While the original Caesar salad is typically made with romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese, and a creamy dressing, our Bavarian adaptation incorporates Bavarian ingredients such as pretzels, smoked cheese, and a tangy mustard dressing. These additions give the salad a distinct Bavarian twist, adding depth and richness to the dish. We alse have the original recipe for Caesar Salad, so you can check it out.


  • Calories: 320 kcal / 1340 KJ
  • Fat: 18g (Saturated Fat: 6g)
  • Carbohydrates: 30g (Sugars: 2g)
  • Protein: 10g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. 2.
    Spread the pretzel pieces on a baking sheet and toast them in the oven for about 10 minutes, or until they are golden and crispy. Set aside to cool.
  3. 3.
    In a large bowl, combine the Bavarian lettuce, smoked cheese, red onions, and chives.
  4. 4.
    In a separate small bowl, whisk together the Bavarian mustard, white wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper until well combined.
  5. 5.
    Pour the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients.
  6. 6.
    Sprinkle the toasted pretzel pieces over the top of the salad just before serving.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Pretzels — Make sure to break the pretzels into small pieces before toasting them for a crunchy texture in the salad.

Tips & Tricks

  • For added Bavarian flavor, you can sprinkle some crumbled Bavarian sausage over the salad.
  • If you prefer a milder dressing, you can mix the Bavarian mustard with some mayonnaise.
  • Feel free to add some roasted Bavarian walnuts for extra crunch and flavor.
  • Serve the salad immediately after tossing to keep the pretzels crispy.
  • If you can't find Bavarian lettuce, you can substitute it with any other leafy greens of your choice.

Serving advice

Serve the Bavarian Caesar Salad as a refreshing appetizer or as a light lunch. It pairs well with a glass of crisp Bavarian beer.

Presentation advice

Arrange the salad on individual plates or in a large serving bowl, making sure to showcase the vibrant colors of the lettuce, cheese, and pretzels. Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh chives for an added touch of green.