Greek Yogurt Caesar Salad Dressing


Easy Caesar Salad Dressing with the main ingredients of the classic: lemon + parmesan + anchovies, lightened with Greek yogurt.

Healthy Caesar salad dressing

You can serve this with romaine lettuce and grilled chicken for a fabulous light summer salad. You can also use this dressing recipe to make my Shrimp Scampi Tacos with Caesar Slaw. I also have a vegan Caesar salad that has been made dairy-free with raw cashews.

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Serve this over romaine lettuce with croutons to make a Caesar salad and your favorite protein to make a meal out of it.

I've been using Anne Burrell's recipe for the egg-free Caesar dressing for a long time. It's restaurant quality and you don't miss the egg. I took the opportunity to replace the olive oil with Greek yogurt and was surprised how good it turned out. Good cheese is a must, I only use Parmigiano Reggiano or Pecorino Romano, the powdered stuff that comes in a plastic container just doesn't cut it!

How to add more protein to the salad:

  • Try this with grilled chicken
  • Add grilled salmon
  • Add grilled shrimp
  • Add hard-boiled eggs and chickpeas

How anchovy paste for anchovies sub

If you prefer to use anchovy paste here, the rule of thumb is 1 anchovy fillet = 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste.

And for those of you who don't like anchovies, you can safely leave it out, but I think they make the dressing. Your decision!

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Preparation time: 5 min

Cooking time: 0 min

Total time: 5 min

Simple, egg-free Caesar salad dressing with the main ingredients of the classic: lemon + parmesan + anchovies, lightened with Greek yogurt.

  • 1/3 Cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1/4 Cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 Anchovy fillets
  • 1 tablespoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 tablespoon non-fat greek yogurt
  • In the bowl of a food processor, add the cheese, lemon juice, clove of garlic, mustard, and anchovies.

  • Turn on the machine and let it run for 15 to 20 seconds.

  • Add the oil and yogurt and let the machine run for another 15 seconds.

Portion: 3tablespoon, Calories: 91kcal, Carbohydrates: 2.5G, Protein: 6thG, Fat: 6.5G, Saturated fatty acids: 2.5G, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 278mg, Fiber: 0.5G, Sugar: 1G

Blue Smart Points: 2

Green Smart Points: 3

Purple Smart Points: 2

Points +: 2

Keywords: Caesar salad dressing with yoghurt, egg-free Caesar salad dressing, healthy salad dressing

Posted March 1, 2021 by Gina

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