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.