The World's Healthiest Foods

Healthy Caesar Salad

This is a healthy version of a popular salad that has lost favor due to the cholesterol factor. Instead, it is abundant in antioxidants, calcium and flavor. For a complete lunch you can add cooked chicken breasts and toss in salad.

Healthy Caesar Salad Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
2 large head romaine lettuce, outer leaves removed & discarded
* (optional) 1/4 cup walnuts

Dressing:
2 TBS roasted tahini
1 2oz can anchovies, drained of oil, rinsed and chopped
4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
3 TBS lemon juice
2 TBS balsamic vinegar
2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
salt & cracked black pepper to taste
Directions:

  1. Rinse lettuce, cut into bite size pieces, and dry. Try to get lettuce as dry as possible so dressing is not diluted. If you have a salad spinner it is best. Blend dressing ingredients together for 1-2 minutes, drizzling olive oil at end a little at a time. Toss romaine with desired amount of dressing and walnuts if using them. There will be dressing left over. It saves very well in your refrigerator for 2 weeks.

    Serves 4

    Healthy Cooking Tips: Make sure your lettuce is well dried so you donít dilute the dressing. This salad dressing is great if you want a healthy Caesar dressing with anchovies. If you donít like anchovies I would not bother making it, as it isnít nearly as good without them.
    This page was updated on: 2002-09-27 13:24:20
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