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Pepperoni Caesar Salad

"Here's my recipe to make the best-tasting Caesar salad ever," relates Dorothy Smith of El Dorado, Arkansas. Pepperoni slices add a spicy spin to the classic combination of crisp romaine and crunchy croutons in a garlic dressing.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cups torn romaine
  • 4 ounces halved sliced pepperoni (about 1 cup)
  • 1-1/2 cups Caesar salad croutons
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, mayonnaise, garlic, mustard, Worcestershire sauce and pepper; set aside.
  • In a large salad bowl, combine romaine and pepperoni. Drizzle with dressing; toss to coat. Sprinkle with croutons and Parmesan. Serve immediately.

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  • mry
    Sep 5, 2009

    This sounds good! I just might try this!!

  • pissed
    Feb 21, 2009

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  • valanddansmith
    Jan 20, 2009

    We loved this!! The dressing is tangy and delicious - however, I will definitely double it next time. I always have leftover salad so I don't add the dressing to the entire bowl. Thus, we didn't have enough dressing left for the last helping or two of salad. I made the recipe as is, except that I added halved grape tomatoes and sliced black olives. Yum!!!

  • kebell
    Jan 11, 2008

    This recipe is so good and easy to fix. Instead of pepperoni I might add chicken or shrimp.