Caesar salad with ham

Caesar salad with ham

Traditional Caesar salad is made from lettuce leaves with croutons, cheese and special sauce, but for many of our compatriots, such a snack option does not seem to be sufficiently satisfying. It adds meat and fish products, which allows you to make the dish more high-calorie and gives it new flavors. One of these ingredients is ham. Caesar salad with ham will appeal to lovers of pork, it is well fed, but in fact has a moderate calorie content. Cooking this snack will not be an overwhelming task even for a novice cook.

Cooking Features

At first glance it may seem that cooking Caesar salad is a very simple science, but in fact this process has its own subtleties. Ignorance of some points can lead to the fact that the finished dish is not tasty and appetizing looking.

  • Salad leaves may be sluggish. You can “revive” them by temporarily dipping them in icy water. Salads varieties Romain and iceberg have the most succulent leaves.
  • Salad in the composition of snacks can be replaced with Peking cabbage, but it is desirable to take not all cabbage leaves, but only the upper part, which is the most tender.
  • Add a snack of savory notes will allow the replacement of a portion of the salad on arugula.
  • The taste of the finished dish largely depends on the composition of the sauce. Experienced chefs prefer to cook it yourself. Store dressings or mayonnaise have a less mild and deep taste than self-made mixes.
  • If there is an opportunity to make croutons for the salad yourself, it is better to give preference not to the store product, but to homemade croutons. Crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, they perfectly accentuate the taste of juicy greens, savory cheese and tender sauce. Making homemade crackers for “Caesar” made with garlic. To do this, first fry the garlic pieces in butter, then the bread cubes. As a result, the croutons are fragrant, but without the bitterness that roasted garlic can add to the bread.

There are several options for cooking Caesar salad with ham, and they are all good in their own way. If you like a variety, you should make this snack according to several recipes.

Caesar Salad with Ham and Peking Cabbage


  • Peking cabbage (only the upper part of the leaves) - 0, 2 kg;
  • wheat bread - 0, 2 kg;
  • garlic - 2 cloves;
  • vegetable oil - 40 ml;
  • lemon juice - 40 ml;
  • chicken egg - 2 pcs .;
  • ham - 0, 2 kg;
  • hard cheese - 50 g;
  • salt, pepper - to taste.

Method of preparation:

  • Wash eggs with soap and sanitize by rubbing with acetic acid. Put them in a mug, cover with boiling water and leave for a quarter of an hour.
  • Cut the garlic cloves into 3 pieces.
  • Bread cut into medium-sized slices, cut each into 2-4 pieces.
  • Heat the oil, put the garlic in it, fry it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove pieces of garlic from the pan, put bread in their place. Brown it on both sides, put it on a baking sheet and send it to the oven preheated to 180 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool the prepared croutons.
  • Cut ham into cubes just under a centimeter in size, put in a bowl.
  • Wash, dry Beijing cabbage leaves, cut off the lower part, cut the upper part into large pieces with scissors or a knife, put it in a bowl of ham.
  • In a separate container, break the eggs. Add lemon juice, salt and pepper, half the grated chopped cheese, whisk.
  • Add half the sauce to the ham and cabbage, stir.
  • Put the food out of the bowl on the dish, spread the croutons on it, pour the remaining sauce, sprinkle with the chopped cheese.

The sauce for this salad looks like a classic Caesar dressing, Beijing cabbage leaves make it juicy, ham makes it more satisfying and flavorful. Such a snack with pleasure is eaten by both women and men.

Caesar salad with grilled ham


  • ham - 0, 2 kg;
  • romaine lettuce - 100 g;
  • garlic croutons - 50 g;
  • hard cheese - 50 g;
  • vegetable oil - 20 ml;
  • sour cream - 100 ml;
  • lemon juice - 20 ml;
  • salt, pepper - to taste.

Method of preparation:

  • Tear up the salad, put it on the dish.
  • Slice the ham in thin slices, brown it well in the pan, after having been lubricated with vegetable oil.
  • Put the ham on a napkin so that it absorbs excess fat.
  • When the ham has cooled, place it on the salad.
  • Place the croutons on top.
  • Put sour cream in a small container, add salt, pepper, lemon juice and grated parmesan to it. Mix thoroughly.
  • Pour the snack in the dressing just before serving.

It is not necessary to pre-dress the Caesar salad in advance - soaked croutons spoil the taste and appearance of the snack.

Caesar salad with ham, eggs and cherry tomatoes


  • Iceberg lettuce - 0, 2 kg;
  • quail eggs - 5 pcs .;
  • cherry tomatoes - 0, 2 kg;
  • ham - 0, 2 kg;
  • hard cheese - 50 g;
  • wheat crackers - to taste;
  • Caesar salad dressing or mayonnaise - 0, 2 l.

Method of preparation:

  • Salad leaves, cut into large pieces or tear them with your hands, mix with half the sauce, put on a dish.
  • Cut the tomatoes and hard-boiled quail eggs into halves.
  • Spread tomato and egg halves on lettuce leaves.
  • Cut the ham into chunks, lay it on top.
  • Sprinkle with croutons and pour over the remaining sauce.

It remains to sprinkle snack cheese and serve. According to this recipe, Caesar salad is especially bright and satisfying. This snack is not ashamed to put on the festive table.

How to decorate Caesar salad with ham

Green salad, rosy sausage and golden rusks, meeting in one dish, just can not make it bright and appetizing. But many housewives tend to arrange a snack in a special way. You can offer several options for decorating the salad "Caesar" with ham.

  • If there are tomatoes in the composition of Caesar salad, they can be used for its decoration. You can make a ladybird from a half of a cherry tomato by making points and making a head out of pieces of olives or depicting them with the help of a sauce.
  • Eggs, especially quail, can also be used to decorate "Caesar". Their slices or halves, laid on top or around the perimeter of the snack, will allow optimistic yellow colors to be added to the appearance of the snack. Chamomiles made from eggs will also fit well into the overall decor of the dish.
  • Ham can be used to make beautiful flowers for decorating a salad. There are several options for their creation. The easiest is to cut the ham into large, but thin slices, roll each slice into a bag, and insert long strips of pepper or other vegetables into the center of the buds. The ham cut by thin strips can be put, having given it the form of a rose. A ham flower can be put on the top of the salad or on the edge of the dish, where the appetizer is served at the table.

Beautiful flowers can be made from cheese. They are made on the same principle as the ham.

Caesar salad with ham is nourishing and tasty, it looks unusual and attractive. Such a snack can be made for a family dinner or for a dinner party. Her cooking will not take away from the hostess a lot of time and effort.

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