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Leigh Beisch Photo by: Leigh Beisch

Creamy Caesar Salad with White Beans

Prep: 20 minutes. Anchovy haters, take note: This salad has all the great flavor of a traditional Caesar salad without the salty fish.

Health DECEMBER 2004

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

Ingredients

  • 6 cups torn romaine lettuce
  • 1 (15- to 16-ounce) can Great Northern or navy beans, rinsed, drained, and divided
  • 1 cup diced plum tomato
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion, separated into rings
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup low-fat garlic-flavored croutons

Preparation

1. Combine lettuce, 1 cup beans, tomato, and onion in a large bowl.

2. Drop garlic through food chute of a mini-food processor with motor running; process until minced. Add remaining beans, oil, Worcestershire sauce, juice, salt, and pepper; process until well-blended.

3. Pour dressing over salad, tossing gently to coat. Divide among 4 plates; top each serving with 1 tablespoon cheese and 1/4 cup croutons.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 181
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1g
  • Protein: 8g
  • Carbohydrate: 24g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 267mg
  • Calcium: 113mg
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