Lighter Caesar Dressing: Yes You Can!
April 6, 2016 13 Comments
Turns out you don’t need to buy Caesar dressing or make it with a ton of oil and egg yolks.
My favorite salad that I will order out is Caesar salad. I love the saltiness of the anchovies, creaminess of the mayonnaise, and the earthy flavor of the cheese. Oh mann.
When you look at your average Caesar you are looking at many calories for a salad which is not a problem unless you are replacing a burger with this salad and think you are being virtuous.
This salad does not have a halo. Until now.
The magic of this dressing is anchovy paste:
I found this box next to the anchovies and above the tuna in your supermarket. Buy yourself a tube and you will have the key ingredient in making this lighter dressing truly taste like Caesar. I believe it cost me about $3.50 and will work for many, many salads.
What makes this dressing work is using Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise for the creaminess. I did add 1 tablespoon of olive oil so that it wouldn't taste too flat without any fat. It works!
Do you love Caesar? Please share.
Lighter Caesar Salad Dressing
Makes ½ cup
1/3 cup plain Greek fat-free yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon anchovy paste
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
Whisk yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, anchovy paste, mustard, and black pepper in a medium bowl. Use immediately or store for later use in the refrigerator.
One tablespoon is 26 calories, 2.7 g fat, 0.0 g saturated fat, 1.0 g carbohydrates, 0.8 g sugar, 1.3 g protein, 4.0 g fiber, 65 mg sodium, 1 SmartPts
Points values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.
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