“Healthify” a Caesar salad by making your own homemade vinaigrette-style Caesar dressing and swapping the fried croutons for some homemade oven baked croutons. Top with some leftover grilled chicken for a complete meal.
2 oz French Bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp anchovy paste
6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
2 cups chopped radicchio lettuce
1/4 cup grated fresh parmesan cheese
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spread bread cubes in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 9 minutes or until lightly toasted
2. Combine pepper, vinegar, oil, garlic, mustard, and anchovy paste in a large bowl. Stir well with a whisk.
3. Add lettuces to bowl and toss well to coat.
4. Divide evenly among 4 plates and top with cheese, croutons, and chicken (optional).
Yield: 4 servings (1 serving with 4 oz grilled chicken: 272 calories, 10.4 g total fat, 2.3 g saturated fat, 31.3 g protein, 12.6 g carbohydrate, 72 mg cholesterol)
Cooking Light, November 2011