No-Guilt Caesar Salad

 Recipe
Celebrity chef Alton Brown serves up a terrific first course in his No-Guilt Caesar Salad. The guilt-free salad dressing is creamy and garlicky with none of the traditional fat--thanks to the silken tofu.

Yield:

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 2/3 cups salad)

Nutritional Information

Calories 146
Fat 11.1 g
Satfat 2.5 g
Monofat 6.9 g
Polyfat 1.2 g
Protein 5 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 7 mg
Iron 2 mg
Sodium 333 mg
Calcium 145 mg

Ingredients

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon white-wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 ounces drained silken tofu
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
3 heads romaine lettuce hearts, torn
4 tablespoons grated Parmesan
16 croutons

Preparation

In a blender, combine 2 tablespoons Parmesan, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, white-wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, drained silken tofu, salt, and black pepper. Add to running blender 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil in stream until blended (1-2 minutes). Add 1 more tablespoon olive oil; blend (1-2 minutes). Divide torn romaine lettuce hearts among 4 bowls; top each with 2 tablespoons dressing, 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan, and 4 croutons.

Note:

Alton Brown,

April 2012
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