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
- calories: 133
- fat: 11g
- carbs: 4.5g
- protein: 3g