Caesar Salad Sandwich

"This is from The Barefoot Contessa. I modified it a bit to suit my family's tastes."
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
photo by FrenchBunny photo by FrenchBunny
photo by FrenchBunny photo by FrenchBunny
photo by FrenchBunny photo by FrenchBunny
photo by CulinaryExplorer photo by CulinaryExplorer
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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place the pancetta on a baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Roast for 10 to 15 minutes, until crisp.
  • Place the garlic and parsley in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a steel blade and process until minced.
  • Add mustard, lemon juice, and mayonnaise and process again to make a smooth dressing.
  • (Refrigerate the Caesar dressing if not using it immediately.).
  • Slice the ciabatta in half horizontally and separate the top from the bottom.
  • Toast the bread in the oven, cut side up, for 5 to 7 minutes; cool slightly.
  • Spread the cut sides of each piece with the Caesar dressing.
  • Place half the chopped romaine on the bottom piece of bread and then layer in order: the Parmesan, crispy pancetta, and sliced chicken.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper and finish with another layer of romaine.
  • Place the top slice of ciabatta on top and cut into four pieces crosswise.
  • Serve at room temperature.

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  1. Andi Longmeadow Farm
    Perfect taste! The only change was the bread, I didn't have Ciabatta, so I used my homemade bun. Other then that used fresh ham, lovely chicken and of course the great Ceasar dressing- yum! Will make again, we're lucky to have one to photo, cause' I wanted to chow down. Made for Everyday is a Holiday!
  2. FrenchBunny
    This was scrumptious !!!! I just downsized the recipe because we were only 2. I found these mini Ciabatta breads at Super Target of all places which worked out perfectly because when cut in half it served the two of us. I had cooked the pancetta in the morning and made the dressing as well, then just brought everything to work and assembled there for lunch. I loved the taste the pancetta gave in this sandwich. I also buttered the bread before putting in the oven. When I grilled my chicken I had put a little bit of salt, pepper and Italian seasonings. But this was a great delicious sandwich and very filling. Thanks so much for sharing Lori I will be making this one again, we loved it.
  3. c.e.bacchi
    These were so good! Wrapped them up and took them for lunch on a hike. May have just been the outdoor air, but one of the best sandwiches ever!!! Bought pre-cooked sliced chicken breasts so they were super easy too!
  4. swissms
    Great sandwich! I made a few minor changes. I used french bread because my grocery store was out of Ciabatta bread. I buttered each half of bread before toasting it in the oven. Instead of chopped romaine, I used full leaves. I also used 4 chicken breasts. We all enjoyed this for dinner. Thank you for the recipe. Made for Every Day is a Holiday tag.
  5. WiGal
    Very nice sandwich! I doubled the garlic, used bacon, and used Italian bread (can't find ciabatta here) otherwise made as posted. Next time if I used the same bread, I would toast both sides of bread. Thanks Lori Mama for sharing. Made for Everyday is a Holiday.


  1. CookingONTheSide
    Very good! I substituted bacon for the pancetta since that is what I had. Everything else was the same. This is so good! Thanks for sharing.


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