Thursday, May 20, 2010

Caesar Salad



This is usually a fat and calorie nightmare when you order it at restaurants, but mine is unbelievably low fat and low calorie. How unbelievable? The WW points = 2.  That's right, 2! How on earth could I manage this, you ask? Well, making my own dressing is the pretty much the secret. The only items that really add points are the cheese and croutons. The Parmesan Reggiano cheese is so flavorful even 1/2 ounce goes a long way, especially when "shaved" as I've done here (it looks like so much more!) This picture is an actual representation of the correct amount; 1/2 ounce which is 1.5 points. Then you add 3 large Trader Joe's Garlic Cheese Croutons (cut into smaller pieces) for a mere .5 point you get a total of 2 points. 

Here is the dressing recipe:

  • Several garlic cloves- finely chopped
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 t Worcestershire
  • 2 t Olive Oil

Simply shake together in a glass jar. This makes enough for about 4 salads. (Since you are allowed 2 t of oil per day w/o points, the tiny amount in one serving will not count at all.)

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