Vegetarian Caesar Salad
Recipe for Weight-Loss Diets

Vegetarian Caesar Salad

Recipe's Ingredients

Adjust Servings:
1 large bunch of Romaine Or 2 small bunches
1 clove of Garlic
8 flat fillets of Anchovy From 2-ounce can. Add if desired
1/3 cup Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil
3 tablespoons of juiced Lemon
1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 teaspoon ground Mustard Dry
Freshly ground Pepper
1 cup garlic-flavored Croutons
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Instead of Olive Oil, use Vegetable Oil
Instead of croutons, use Bread Cubes
Instead of croutons, use Bread Crumbs

Nutritional information for Vegetarian Caesar Salad

Saturated Fat

Caesar Salad is great for dinner! You can also see this recipe if you search for weight-loss salads or vegetarian (I also included some tips to turn it into a vegan Caesar Salad).

Did you Know?

The salad's creation is generally attributed to restaurateur Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant who operated restaurants in Mexico and the United States.


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Steps for Vegetarian Caesar Salad

10 Minutes

Preparing the romaine pieces

Remove any limp outer leaves from the romaine, and discard. Break remaining leaves off the core, and rinse with cool water. Shake off excess water, and blot to dry, or roll up the leaves in a clean, kitchen towel or paper towel to dry. Tear the leaves into bite-size pieces. You will need about 10 cups of romaine pieces.

1 Minute

Do the magic with the Garlic

Peel the garlic, and cut the clove in half. Rub the inside of the bowl-a wooden salad bowl works best-with the cut sides of the garlic. Allow a few small pieces of garlic to remain in the bowl if desired.

3 Minutes

Mix the simple ingredients

Cut up the anchovies, and place it in the bowl. Add the oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, salt, mustard, and pepper. Mix well with a fork or wire whisk.

2 Minutes

Final touch for Caesar Salad

Add the romaine, and toss with 2 large spoons or salad tongs until coated with the dressing. Sprinkle with the croutons and cheese. To keep salad crisp, serve immediately.

Additional Info for Vegetarian Caesar Salad


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Caesar Salad is a tasty and delicious dish, and this recipe has the most balanced ingredients from all. This Caesar Salad can be eaten if you are on a diet, or you’re hungry after 20:00 hrs.

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About the Caesar Salad Recipe

The salad’s creation is generally attributed to restaurateur Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant who operated restaurants in Mexico and the United States. The original Caesar salad did not contain pieces of anchovy; the slight anchovy flavor comes from the Worcestershire sauce. My recipe contains anchovy for a better taste, being revamped to the modern way of cooking. Some traditional Caesar salad recipes may call for raw egg, but not many people like that variation, therefore, I prepared it slightly different. Using uncooked eggs may cause certain types of food poisoning, so these recipes should be avoided. Besides the anchovy (an ingredient that can be found in any local store), the rest of the ingredients can be found in your kitchen. In only 16 minutes, you’ll have a tasty Caesar salad for dinner, especially when you are on a slimming diet.





Is this Caesar Salad Perfect for Weight-Loss Diet?

Replacing high-calorie preparations, heavy meals, or avoiding fatty food you’ll start to get slimmer.  Begin your weight-loss diet with a healthy salad, but it is important to also have a nutritionist to monitor and guide your way of eating. A secret is to use diet-friendly salad ingredients packed with nutrients, full of flavor, naturally lower in fat, and properly portioned. Caesar salads are usually diet-traps (say some nutritionists), but bellow I have a lighter version for weight-loss, specially prepared for this type of diet.



Lighter Caesar Salad used for slimming purposes:

If you want an even lighter caesar salad, take into consideration these tips: For 9 grams of fat and 120 calories per serving, decrease the oil to 3 tablespoons, increase lemon juice to 1/4 cup and add 2 tablespoons water to anchovy mixture. Decrease cheese to 3 tablespoons maximum. This lighter version is better for weight-loss purposes, and the taste will change only a bit. You can eat it in any part of the day, especially as dinner (but if you are on diet, eat it before 20:00 hrs).





Turning this Vegetarian salad to a Vegan one

If you have adopted a vegan lifestyle, it’s hard to find popular recipes turned in vegan-friendly dishes. Well, I have an idea to turn this caesar salad into a vegan one. Replace the parmesan with a plant-based cheese, take out the anchovy, and prepare your own Vegan Workshire Sauce as Karissa did. Worcestershire sauce traditionally contains anchovies or fish, which makes it non-vegans. Follow her steps (the recipe is great, I tried it) and you’ll have a great sauce to combine with the other caesar salad’s ingredients.





Tips for my recipe

  1. To do ahead, wash and dry romaine and seal in a plastic bag or airtight container. It will keep up to a week in the refrigerator.
  2. To save time, purchase romaine already washed, torn, and ready to use. You will need 10 cups, which is about 14 ounces.
  3. Instead of croutons, you can also use breadcrumbs or bread cubes.



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