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!
Servings 8 servings
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, or vegetarian substitute
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese for garnishing
- Croutons optional
To make the salad dressing:
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.
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.
Press 3 cloves of garlic using a garlic press and add that to the jar as well.
Screw the lid on nice and tight and shake it up very well.
To assemble the salad:
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!
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.
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 339IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1mg