Thursday, May 29, 2008

Eating Light faux Caeser

I love a Caeser salad, but I don't love the calories. To lose a few pounds I am trying to restrict myself to 2000 calories a day. This means fruits and vegetables are my primary foods. No one ever got fat on too much Swiss Chard.

I really wanted that creamy, garlicky, cheesy dressing but in the interest of calories and not wanting to weight my mesclun down (no Romaine in the house) I made a lighter version, and damn it was good.

4 cloves garlic
Juice of two limes
1 egg white
2 tablespoons olive oil
5 anchovy filets
2 teaspoons parmesean cheese

Put everything in the food processor and pulse the hell out of it, then add...

1 tablspoon prepared mustard

Pulse again and lightly dress your salad. I used 1/3 of the dressing on a huge mass of greens for myself, so it was roughly 120 calories for 8 cups of mesclun.

The flavor was citrusy, garlicy, and intense. I really loved it. It is worth making even if you are not watching calories.


Yanon Soume said...

This sounds so delicous. I am glad you are trying to lose a few pounds because otherwise you post a lot of pasta recipes that I seem to always need to try.

KatieA said...

So I have this giant bunch of mint and I have no clue what to do with it besides make some tea. Any ideas?

Karl Wilder, Chef said...


I will have a mint recipe that is NOT tea published for you today.