Greek Yogurt Caesar Salad

This Greek Yogurt Caesar Salad is a healthy and low fat alternative to traditional Caesar salad! It's ultra creamy and delicious and it's so easy to make!
Course Salad
Cuisine Healthy
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Chrissie (thebusybaker.ca)

Ingredients

For the salad dressing:

  • 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Parmesan cheese very finely grated
  • 2 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 cloves of garlic pressed
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • a generous pinch of salt and pepper

For the salad:

  • 1 large head of Romaine lettuce
  • 3 slices of bacon cooked until crisp and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese for garnishing
  • Croutons optional

Instructions

To make the salad dressing:

  1. Find a medium-sized mason jar with a lid and add the Greek yogurt, Parmesan, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, salt and pepper, and olive oil.
  2. Zest the skin of about a quarter of a lemon (washed, of course) using a microplane zester and add it to the jar. Adding citrus zest to a recipe intensifies the citrus flavour much more than simply adding citrus juice, so be careful not to add too much zest! 3/4 tsp is lots.
  3. Press 3 cloves of garlic using a garlic press and add that to the jar as well.
  4. Screw the lid on nice and tight and shake it up very well.

To assemble the salad:

  1. Wash and dry a large head of Romaine lettuce and rip it into salad-sized pieces. Toss the lettuce with the dressing until it's well coated. Add the crumbled bacon, the croutons and the grated Parmesan cheese on top, and serve!

Recipe Notes

Make the dressing a day or two ahead of time for an extra burst of flavour. Store it in a tightly closed jar in the refrigerator.

For best results, add the dressing to the salad right before serving.

For an extra smooth Caesar dressing, add all dressing ingredients to a blender and blend on high speed until smooth.