Caesar salad gets a bad rap as a non healthy food choice – deservedly so in most cases, as they often contain a generous content of mayo, parmesan, croutons, and oil.  These versions can easily come in at a higher calorie count than a Big Mac!

Here is a fabulous, calorie savvy recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.  Instead of adding croutons and cheese, throw a grilled chicken breast or salmon on top to make a fantastic, protein-rich dinner.
Note that this dressing is not low salt, due to the salt in the anchovies.

INGREDIENTS: (super easy to remember, as everything but the anchovies are in 2’s):

  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 can of anchovies (in olive oil) – ‘Millionaires’ brand tastes best
  • 2 large heads of romaine lettuce, chopped
DIRECTIONS:  (it couldn’t be easier!)
Put the first six ingredients into a small blender (e.g. Magic Bullet).  Blend until smooth.
Put the lettuce in a large bowl, pour the dressing on top, and toss.    Serve into bowls.
Makes four dinner sized servings. Per serving:
  • calories: 133
  • fat: 11g
  • carbs: 4.5g
  • protein: 3g
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