Cowboy Caesar Salad
Caesar salad responds well to innovations—as long as the flavors are bold yet balanced.
Why This Recipe Works
For the perfect Cowboy Caesar Salad, we started with our favorite Caesar Salad dressing, which eliminated the raw egg of the traditional dressing but added depth with anchovies and Worcestershire sauce. Using just a small amount of garlic prevented the garlic flavor from overpowering our other ingredients, while vinegar and lemon juice added brightness and balance.
Canned kidney beans incorporated the flavors of chili and gave our Cowboy Caesar plenty of substance. We turned up the heat by coating store-bought cornbread with smoky minced chipotle peppers for croutons with a kick. Extra chipotle in the dressing lent additional heat.