When nothing but a classic will do, turn to this creamy, crunchy, salty, cheesy Caesar salad.
This is the salad that cookbook author Julia Turshen serves most often at her house.
Here, ricotta takes the place of bread crumbs and/or eggs, and makes the meatloaf super moist.
This is comfort food with no carb-loaded downside. And it can serve as blank canvas for mix-ins such as grated cheese, sauteed leeks, saffron and a pat or two of good butter.