Italian Deli Caesar Salad
Caesar salad responds well to innovations—as long as the flavors are bold yet balanced.
Why This Recipe Works
For the perfect Italian Deli 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.
Using just a small amount of garlic prevented the garlic flavor from overpowering the other ingredients, while lemon juice added brightness and balance. Plenty of thick-cut salami, ham, Swiss cheese, and sliced pepperoncini set this version apart from a standard Caesar salad. Substituting pepperoncini brine for the vinegar in our original recipe reinforced the dressing’s bite. Using rye bread (instead of French) for the croutons played up the deli theme.