Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Greek yogurt caesar dressing- only 55 calories per 2 Tbs.!

I absolutely LOVE Caesar salads but often have trouble finding a good one at restaurants or even a nice bottled dressing at the store. I'm definitely not a fan of bottled dressings in general as they are filled with too many additives and just taste plain weird. But, I was always a bit shy to make my own caesar because the thought of using raw egg. Well, I had an epiphany the other day, a Greek yogurt epiphany! So I whipped out my blender and threw in the classic Caesar ingredients EXCEPT for the mayo or raw egg but used Greek yogurt instead. I also tried adding lemon zest because I like and lemony dressing and the turn out was perfection!
It's everything I could dream of for the best caesar dressing. Creamy, tangy, rich and not to mention healthier than any caesar dressing out there! And since I just chucked al the ingredients into the blender, it was a snap to make! Using 0% fat fage total Greek yogurt cuts calories and adds healthy probiotics along with perfect texture, it's a win win for everyone. Don't be afraid of the anchovy either! I'm not particularly an anchovy lover but they are what gives the dressing that unique caesar flavor. Plus they're high in calcium! 
Caesar and turkey pita pocket.

I made an incredible kale Caesar salad first (massage dressing into kale and let sit for at least 30 minutes) and have literally had a different version of Caesar salad everyday for the last 3 days. I'm a little obsessed....but you will be too.

Healthy Greek yogurt caesar dressing (makes a 12 oz. bottle, good for about 1 week)

1 cup 0% fat Greek yogurt
1/4 c. Olive oil
Juice of 2 lemons + zest of 1 lemon
2 Tbs Dijon mustard
1 Tbs Worcester sauce
3 Tbs red wine vinegar
4 garlic cloves
5 anchovy fillets
Sea salt to taste
A generous amount of fresh cracked pepper

Place all ingredients into blender and blend on low till smooth. Keep refrigerated. Easy peasy!  



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