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No-Guilt Caesar Salad

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.

Health APRIL 2012

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

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.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 146
  • Fat: 11.1g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.9g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrate: 7g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 333mg
  • Calcium: 145mg
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