Thursday, November 19, 2009

Caesar salad

Hail Caesar! Forger that, hail Sherylyn for inventing the most awesomest Caesar salad ever, and low-cal to boot! Actually I have Astro to thank for making such amazing, versatile Biobest yogurt. That yogurt makes me feel like a kitchen goddess!

Sherylyn's Awesome Caesar Salad

1/4C Astro Biobest 1% yogurt (or some other not as good thickener-free yogurt, but you will be sorry)
1T low-fat mayo (I like Hellman's half-fat olive oil mayo)
2T red wine vinegar
2 tsp worchestershire
2 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp anchovy paste
1 clove garlic, pressed
cracked pepper

Put all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.

"Bacon" bits:
Finely chop 100g of low-fat ham (about 2 slices). Put the bits in a frying pan coated with cooking spray, and sautee on medium heat until browned and they start to pop like popcorn. You might need to cover if they start popping before they are fully browned.

Cube 2 slices of multigrain bread (or gluten-free bread for you GF people). Spray cubes with cooking spray, toss with some italian herbs and cayenne pepper, spread on a baking sheet and bake at 350F until crisp and brown, about 15 minutes - WATCH them, they burn suddenly!

Assemble: In a large bowl, toss a washed and torn head of romaine, dressing, ham bits, croutons, and about 1/4C of grated parmesan cheese until lettuce is well-coated. Done!

This makes a large salad that serves 4 people as a side-salad or two large dinner-salads.

Nutritional values for 1/4 of recipe: 116 calories, 4g fat, 10g protein, 9g carbs, 1.3g fibre, 550mg sodium.

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