Greek Yogurt Caesar Salad

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The Greek yogurt dressing is versatile and can be used as a dipping sauce on a vegetable platter. Double or triple the recipe to have this healthy dressing handy for an anytime salad treat.

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.

Greek yogurt 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.

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Ingredients

  • 2 heads romaine lettuce
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 2 cups croutons
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided in half
  • 1 cup plain Norman's Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup lemon juice or vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or use Gefen frozen garlic cubes)
  • Pinch of black pepper

Preparation

Combine romaine leaves, grape tomatoes and croutons in serving bowl.

Mix yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, black pepper and ½ cup Parmesan cheese.

Mix dressing into salad.

Top with remaining Parmesan cheese.