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

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

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

  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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