A Low Fat Caesar Salad

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Caesar salad made have Italian origins, but when we work a little fusion magic we can create an unbelievably creamy Caesar using plain Greek yogurt.  The truth is that Caesar salad is not from Italy, but it is generally attributed to an Italian immigrant and is usually made with Romaine lettuce, croutons, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, lemon juice, anchovies or Worcestershire, garlic, black pepper and an egg yolk. An average Caesar salad will have almost 200 calories and 15 grams of fat.  That is why we created this lower fat, egg free alternative that is extra creamy and the secret is the Greek yogurt.

Norman's Greek yogurt is chalav yisroel and provides a great substitute for heavy cream and sour cream.  In this case it works to keep the fat down and also allows us to keep this Caesar salad eggless.  This salad has only 100 calories and 2 grams of fat, add some canned or grilled tuna and make it a full meal. And since we are already going fusion crazy, there is no need to stop at romaine and croutons with this salad dressing.  Go ahead and make extra and use on all your favorite salads.  If you leave it a little thicker you can even use it as a spread for a sandwich.

Here's the full recipe for our Greek Yogurt Caesar Salad.