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Healthier Caesar Salad

caesar salad recipe

Caesar salad can be a deceptively unhealthy choice when ordered at a restaurant.  Check out the stats for Caesar salads at the following popular restaurants:

Chili’s Chicken Caesar: 710 calories, 42 grams fat

Outback Steakhouse Chicken Caesar: 1045 calories, 74 grams fat

Buffalo Wild Wings Chicken Caesar: 756 calories, 55 grams fat

California Pizza Kitchen Chicken Caesar: 787 calories, 49 grams fat

Instead of indulging in one of these, try making Caesar salad with these homemade croutons at home.  Here’s how I do it:

Healthier Caesar Salad
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Serves: 6 servings
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • 2 tablespoons Light Mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 pinch Kosher salt
  • 2 Fresh Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 pinch Ground black pepper
  • 8 cups Romaine Lettuce , chopped
  • 2 ounces Good Parmesan Cheese, shaved or shredded
  • 1 ½ cups Croutons
  1. In the bottom of a large bowl, whisk together mayo, mustard, garlic, vinegars, oil, and salt & pepper.
  2. Add lettuce and croutons to the bowl and toss with the dressing until all leaves are coated. Shave Parmesan cheese on top and serve.

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