I have been on a caesar salad addiction the last week. Every day I ate a bowl of a classic Caesar salad. It all started when my sister-in-law made it on our recent family retreat up in Canada. I usually prefer a homemade salad dressing since I can modify it and I know what is in it, so I went ahead and made a homemade caesar salad dressing.
Caesar is a classic favorite. There are many versions of it though, so mixing it up, maybe adding or leaving out ingredients is perfectly fine if you don’t have one or another on hand. Lettuce, Caesar dressing, parmesan, and croutons are three basic ingredients that get a simple Caesar salad started – and sometimes simple is best!
You might think this salad is not as healthy but its more than it seems. With the lettuce, this salad contains vitamin A and vitamin C. Dill is good for digestion and promotes oral care, and garlic boosts the immune system and heart health.
What are the 3 benefits of romaine lettuce?
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 having 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 supporting your vision, heart, lungs, and kidney.
To make this recipe, you will need 3 simple salad ingredients:
Romaine lettuce, which is so beneficial for you! It boosts your immunity and provides you with vitamin A.
Croutons are a nice and crunchy topping and addition into any salad!
Parmesan cheese is a strong source of protein, as well as fat.
How to make this classic Caesar Salad
Simple Low-Calorie Caesar Salad with Homemade Caesar Dressing
For the Salad:
- 1 cup lettuce, chopped
- ½ cup croutons
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 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
- Arrange lettuce, croutons, and grated parmesan cheese on a plate.
- In a blender, blend well together dressing ingredients. Mix with salad.