Looking for a low-calorie salad? A simple Classic Caesar Salad can go along way for your health and it’s just 8 calories per 1 cup.
I have been on a caesar salad addiction the last week. Every day I ate a bowl of a classic Caesar salad. It all started when my sister-in-law made it on our recent family retreat up in Canada. I usually prefer a homemade salad dressing since I can modify it and I know what is in it, so I went ahead and made a homemade caesar salad dressing. The original recipe of the dressing I adapted from momsdish.com, but I modified it just a bit and didn’t add the cheese to the dressing to save on calories.
You might think this salad is not as healthy but its more than it seems. With the lettuce, this salad contains vitamin A and vitamin C. Dill is good for digestion and promotes oral care, and garlic boosts the immune system and heart health.
What are the 3 benefits of Romaine Lettuce
1. Low in calories– Romaine lettuce is a great green to add to your diet. It’s low in calories, 1 cup of romaine lettuce is 8 calories.
2. Immune booster– If you like avoiding having the flu, look for ingredients that contain vitamin C. Vitamin C helps support the immune system, is high in antioxidants, and helps keep bones and teeth strong.
3. Beta carotene– (Also known as vitamin A) Including this vitamin is necessary for your health. IT supports cell growth and reproductive health, along supporting your vision, heart, lungs, and kidney.
Classic Caesar Salad with Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing
- 1 cup lettuce chopped
- 1/2 cup croutons
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 pinch salt
- 1/2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 fresh dill
- 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Arrange lettuce, croutons, and grated parmesan cheese on a plate.
- In a blender, blend well together dressing ingredients. Mix with salad.