Caesar salad is popular, but it's one salad that can over-deliver calories due to the egg yolks (in the dressing), anchovies, vegetable oil, and high-fat croutons. Our recipe is a vegetarian version that cuts the yolks and anchovies.

Ashley Macha
December 17, 2013

Caesar salad is popular, but it's one salad that can over-deliver calories due to the egg yolks (in the dressing), anchovies, vegetable oil, and high-fat croutons. Our recipe is a vegetarian version that cuts the yolks and anchovies, and uses white beans for fiber and protein, low-fat croutons, and heart-healthy olive oil.

It's topped with diced tomato and red onion—adding a pop of flavor—and lightly sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

The recipe delivers 181 calories, 5 grams of fiber, and 8 grams of protein per each 1.5-cup serving.

Lower the calorie content even more by making your own croutons: Dice 2 slices of whole-grain bread and season with garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and then toast in the oven until brown and crunchy.

Add a grilled chicken breast (or even rotisserie chicken) to this salad for added protein.

Try this recipe: Creamy Caesar Salad with White Beans

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