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Creamy Caesar Salad with Spicy Croutons

Cooking Light JULY 1995

  • Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 garlic clove, halved
  • 1/2 cup nonfat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons white wine Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 cups (3/4-inch) sourdough bread cubes
  • 18 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 1/3 cup (1 1/3 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese


Drop the garlic halves through the opening in blender lid with blender on; process until minced. Add mayonnaise and the next 5 ingredients (mayonnaise through pepper); process until well-blended. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

Combine oil, Cajun seasoning, and minced garlic in a medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at high for 20 seconds. Add bread cubes; toss gently to coat. Spread bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet; bake at 400° for 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Place lettuce in a large bowl. Add dressing; toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with cheese, and top with croutons.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 137
  • Calories from fat: 27%
  • Fat: 4.1g
  • Saturated fat: 1.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.4g
  • Protein: 7.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 18.2g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Sodium: 836mg
  • Calcium: 176mg

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Creamy Caesar Salad with Spicy Croutons Recipe