Plated Caesar Salad

Author: Canadian Living

If the kids love Caesar salad, they'll appreciate this version of the classic — updated with radicchio and crunchy herbed croutons. Light mayonnaise and no oil cut the fat.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 hearts of romaine
  • 2 1/2 cups torn radicchio leaf
Croutons:
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 4 cups cubed stale French bread
Dressing:
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Method

Croutons: In large bowl, whisk together parsley, 1/4 cup (50 mL) water, oil, garlic and basil; add bread cubes and toss to combine. Spread on baking sheet; bake in 425°F (220°C) oven, stirring twice, for 15 minutes or until golden and crunchy. Let cool on pan on rack. (Croutons can be made ahead and stored in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

Dressing: In small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, 3 tbsp (50 mL) water, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, pepper, sugar, anchovy paste and garlic. Stir in 3 tbsp (50 mL) of the cheese. (Dressing can be covered and refrigerated for up to 4 hours.)

Divide romaine leaves evenly among 8 salad plates. Arrange radicchio in centre. Drizzle with dressing; top with croutons. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 316 mg
  • Protein 4 g
  • Calories 125.0
  • Total fat 7 g
  • Cholesterol 3 mg
  • Saturated fat 1 g
  • Total carbohydrate 12 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 43.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 17.0
  • Vitamin C 30.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
Share X
Food

Plated Caesar Salad