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Low-Calorie Caesar Salad With Caesar Dressing

This Healthy Caesar Salad is full of nutrients and drizzled with a homemade low-calorie dressing which brings it all together! Enjoy this salad as-is along with a glass of wine, or add your favorite chicken, fish, or beef for added protein. You can even serve your Caesar with a side of fries – it’s all the rage on TikTok, after all! 

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Whey You’ll Love This Healthy Caesar Salad 

Nothing beats a classic caesar salad! The fresh, crunchy, and salty salad with a crisp glass of white wine? I think that’s an objectively perfect meal right there! While sometimes Caesar salads can get a bad rap because the dressing is higher in calories, this salad is actually pretty dang good for you! Today I made it even better with a homemade low-calorie caesar dressing. 

I usually prefer homemade salad dressing because I can modify it and control exactly what’s in it, and it always pays off! All you need is your dressing, lettuce, parmesan, and some crunchy croutons to create this quick and easy meal. 

You may not see all the nutrition there, but it’s more than it seems! Dill is good for digestion and promotes oral care, garlic boosts the immune system and heart health, and romaine has tons of benefits! 

Romaine Lettuce Benefits

  1. Low in calories – Romaine lettuce is a great green to add to your diet. It’s low in calories, 1 cup of romaine lettuce is 8 calories.
  2. Immune booster – If you like avoiding the flu, look for ingredients that contain vitamin C. Vitamin C helps support the immune system, is high in antioxidants, and helps keep bones and teeth strong.
  3. Beta carotene – Also known as vitamin A. Including this vitamin is necessary for your health. It supports cell growth and reproductive health, along with supporting your vision, heart, lungs, and kidneys.

Now pick out your favorite wine because it’s time to enjoy this timeless classic!

Caesar Salad and Dressing Ingredients

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It doesn’t take much to whip up a caesar salad! The base of the salad consists of only three ingredients: 

  • Romaine lettuce – so beneficial for you! It boosts your immunity and provides you with vitamin A.
  • Croutons – a nice and crunchy topping and a pleasant addition to any salad!
  • Parmesan cheese – a strong source of protein, as well as fat.

The other component of this salad is the homemade dressing. There are more ingredients required for this phase of the recipe, but they’re just as simple and easy to acquire. When you want to make your Caesar salad low-calorie, making your own dressing is definitely worth it!

Low-Calorie Caesar Dressing

  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon mustard
  • Garlic cloves
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Fresh dill
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

a jar of homemade caesar salad with a spoon lifting out of it and a salad out of focus in the background

How To Make a Healthy Caesar Salad

Step 1: Arrange Salad

In a bowl or on a plate, arrange the lettuce, croutons, and parmesan cheese. 

Step 2: Make Dressing

In a blender, combine the dressing ingredients until well-mixed. 

Caesar dressing blended in a food processor with a lid on the side.

Step 3: Mix Salad

Pour some dress onto your salad (save the rest in an airtight container in the fridge for about 3 days) and toss everything together. Add any other toppings you may want and enjoy!

Homemade caesar salad on a white plate.

FAQs

What is the healthiest salad you can eat?

Your salad is whatever you make it! Obviously different foods have different nutritional values, but pretty much any salad you eat is healthy in comparison to fried or sugary alternatives. All you need to do is make sure your salad is come combination of plant-based, has some form of protein, and some good healthy fats, and you can consider it healthy. 

What can I serve with Caesar salad?

Serve it with a protein like chicken! These chicken skewers are great if you want to top the salad with your protein, otherwise, serve it on the side. Filet mignon is also great with a salad, and so is fish (I’m partial to salmon). You could also serve this meal with a crusty slice of bread and a bowl of soup!

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Caesar salad on a white plate with drizzled dressing, and croutons on top.

Healthy Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing

This healthy caesar salad is full of nutrients and drizzled with a homemade low-calorie dressing which brings it all together! Enjoy this salad as-is along with a glass of wine, or add your favorite chicken, fish, or beef for added protein. You can even serve your Caesar with a side of fries – it’s all the rage on TikTok, after all!T
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegetarian
Allergy: Nut Free, Vegetarian
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings5
Calories: 214kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov

Equipment

Ingredients

For the Salad:

  • 1 cup lettuce, chopped
  • ½ cup croutons
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated

Homemade Caesar Dressing

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 stem fresh dill
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Arrange lettuce, croutons, and grated parmesan cheese on a plate.
    1 cup lettuce,, ½ cup croutons, ¼ cup parmesan cheese,
  • In a blender, blend well together dressing ingredients. Mix with salad.
    ½ cup mayonnaise, ½ tsp Dijon mustard, 2 cloves garlic, 1 pinch salt, ½ tsp lemon juice, ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce, 1 stem fresh dill, 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Notes

Note: Serve your salad with a protein like chicken! These chicken skewers are great if you want to top the salad with your protein, otherwise, serve it on the side. Filet mignon is also great with a salad, and so is fish (I’m partial to salmon). You could also serve this meal with a crusty slice of bread and a bowl of soup!

Nutrition

Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 142IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg
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