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Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is a favorite of many, but it doesn't favor the waistline. The raw egg, anchovies and Parmesan cheese make the original recipe add up to more fat, calories and sodium than most people want in a simple salad. With executive chef Bonnie Moore's clever revamps, this favorite recipe can remain on your healthy menu.

Compared to the original, the new Caesar has 70% fewer calories, one quarter of the fat grams and only half of the sodium. Bonnie worked this magic with the following Makeover Techniques:

  • Substituting roasted garlic for the raw egg (reducing calories, fat and the potential for foodborne illness)
  • Replacing some of the olive oil with chicken stock
  • Replacing anchovy fillets in oil with anchovy puree without oil
  • Adding flavor with minced shallots and chopped tarragon
  • Reducing the amount of Parmesan cheese

Main Ingredients
8 cups romaine lettuce
1 raw egg
juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
6 tablespoons olive oil
1 2-ounce can anchovies in oil
cup Parmesan cheese
1 cups croutons

Main Ingredients
8 cups romaine lettuce
1 bulb garlic
juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 tablespoons chicken stock
2 teaspoons anchovy paste
cup Parmesan cheese
1 cups croutons

   

Calories: 517
Total Fat: 36 g
Saturated Fat: 6 g
Cholesterol: 75 mg
Sodium: 1378 mg
Percent Calories
from Fat: 63%
Percent Calories from Saturated Fat: 10%

Calories: 154
Total Fat: 8 g
Saturated Fat: 2 g
Cholesterol: 6 mg
Sodium: 682 mg
Percent Calories
from Fat: 45%
Percent Calories from Saturated Fat: 8%

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