Salad: Lighter Caesar Salad

Servings: About eight 1 cup servings

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time:


  • 1 large head romaine lettuce, roughly chopped then washed
  • ½ cup nuts or seeds, any type
  • 2 firm apples - washed then diced
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise, preferably low fat
  • ½ teaspoon mustard
  • 1-3 cloves garlic, minced or ¼ - 1 teaspoon garlic powder (adjust to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup water

Directions for Preparation

  1. Pat the lettuce dry with a clean tea towel or paper towel.
  2. In a large bowl, layer the lettuce topped with the nuts and chopped apple.
  3. In a small bowl, stir the rest of the ingredients until smooth. 
  4. Store the dressing in the fridge until right before serving.
  5. Top with the dressing and toss.

For a complete meal with a boost of protein, top the salad with leftover meat, fish or drained canned beans.

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