Recipe Makeover: Caesar Salad

Traditional Caesar salad doesn't favor the waistline. This equally tasty version drastically cuts calories, fat, and sodium for a healthier alternative. Here’s how you do it.

Replace anchovy fillets in oil with anchovy paste.

Substitute roasted garlic for the raw egg (reducing calories, fat, and the potential for foodborne illness).

Replace some of the olive oil with chicken stock.

Add flavor with minced shallots and chopped tarragon.

Reduce the amount of Parmesan cheese.

This recipe serves: 4


8 cups torn romaine lettuce

Juice of 1 lemon

1/2 cup Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette (see recipe) or low-fat bottled Caesar dressing

2 teaspoons anchovy paste

Freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

1 1/2 cups seasoned croutons

Cooking instructions

1. Place the lettuce in a large bowl.

2. Combine the lemon juice, Roasted Garlic Vinaigrette, and anchovy paste in a small bowl.

3. Toss the salad with the vinaigrette mixture, Parmesan cheese, and black pepper. Add the croutons, toss and serve.

Serving Size: 2 cups

Nutritional information

Number of Servings: 4

Per Serving

Calories 154

Carbohydrates 15 g

Fat 8 g

Fiber 3 g

Protein 7 g

Saturated Fat 2 g

Sodium 682 mg