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Classic Caesar Salad

Points® value
Total Time
15 min
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If you thought this salad was off limits because it's loaded with fat and calories, think again: Our slimmed down version goes easy on the oil, cheese and portion size. Using a blender to whip together the dressing, means you can have the classic fave ready to serve in about 15 minutes. Leave out the anchovies from the dressing if you don't care for them. It will still have its characteristic salty-tangy flavour. Serve it alongside your favorite main dish pasta or with a steak and potato. Or make it a meal and top it with some grilled chicken, salmon, or shrimp.


Fresh lemon juice

¼ cup(s)

Black pepper

¼ tsp(s), freshly ground


2 tbsp(s)

Grated Parmesan cheese

2 tbsp(s)


2 clove(s), large, sliced

Olive oil

1 tsp(s)

Red wine vinegar

1 tbsp(s)

Anchovies canned in oil drained

2 average, finely chopped or mashed with a fork

Dijon mustard

1 tsp(s)

Worcestershire sauce

½ tsp(s)

Romaine lettuce

4 cup(s), chopped, rinsed well and patted dry

Fat-free packaged croutons

½ cup(s)


  1. Combine all ingredients, except lettuce, in a blender or food processor; puree until blended. (Note: Omit the anchovies if you do not like their flavour.)
  2. Place lettuce leaves in a large bowl and toss with dressing until well coated. Sprinkle with croutons.
  3. Yields about 2 cups per serving.


SERVING SIZE (about 2 cups) 87 Cal, 5 g Total Fat, 1 g Sat Fat, 316 mg Sod, 8 g Total Carb, 2 g Sugar, 0 g Added Sugar, 2 g Fib, 5 g Prot.