as long as it’s the week of expressing our love I’m just going to go ahead and shout it from the roof top:
I love caesar salad. like super a lot.
but I also love feeling healthy and knowing what’s in my food. it comes down to self love, really.
so because of these two facts (caesar ♥️ + self ♥️) I decided that it would probably be a good idea to find a delicious way to lighten up my homemade version of the good stuff.
It still has all of the usual flavor packed ingredients: lemon, garlic, parmesan, mustard, anchovies and lots of black pepper, but less mayo (or you can leave it out entirely), a little less oil, and some healthy probiotics from the added greek yogurt.
I have to say that I have mixed feelings about store bought mayo. I have spent soo much time in front of that little section at the grocery store reading label after label and find that almost all of them have canola oil. which is high on my list of foods I try to avoid. I finally found one that’s dee-licious and doesn’t have canola oil – it’s made by a company called Sir Kensington’s, only has around 10 ingredients, and it’s verified non-GMO. they use a combination of sunflower oil and egg yolks for their fats which is alright by me. if you can find that one, I definitely recommend it. If not, at least try for few ingredients and organic if possible.
side note: if you feel the same way as me about avoiding canola (vegetable) oil, but maybe don’t know exactly why or which one’s are the most important to avoid, and which fats are the best to keep in your diet, my friend Ali over at Naturally Nourished has a great article about choosing the right fat for cooking that I highly recommend! check it out for some super great information on the subject! I use her little cheat sheet as a regular reference.
SO caesar salad lovers, if you’re ready a healthier version of this classic dressing, sign yourself up for this super easy, bright and full-of-flavor winner!
it’s been making us feel good from the inside out over here and I want you to feel that way too!
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caesar salad dressing lightened up with greek yogurt. a healthier version of a classic dressing. super easy, bright and full of flavor!
- 2 tbs lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 clove of garlic crushed, grated or finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp anchovy paste
- 1 tbs freshly grated Parmesan
- 1 tbs high quality mayo
- 3 tbs Greek yogurt
- 3 1/2 tbs olive oil
- a few grinds black pepper
- salt to taste
- add all ingredients except olive oil to a bowl and whisk to combine.
- add olive oil and whisk to incorporate.
- season with salt and pepper to taste and enjoy as a healthy, flavor packed dressing for your caesar salad!