Caesar Salad Recipe with a Twist:
Romaine lettuce, 3-4 leaves
1 Roma tomato
1/6 wedge of avocado, sliced into small pieces
A few "shakes" of grated Parmesan cheese
"Shaved" pieces of Asigo cheese - to your taste. I just shave pieces off of a big chunk of cheese with a paring knife.
2 tablespoons of Lite vinaigrette dressing, I use balsamic vinaigrette, or sun-dried tomato-basil
(whatever you like)
2 teaspoons of Caesar dressing
Here's the dressings I use that go great together:
Ken's Lite dressing has only 60 calories per 2 tablespoons but pack a punch as far as flavor, while this yummy Caesar dressing has 85 calories per teaspoon - hence why I use both - love the flavor of the Caesar, but don't love the calories.
So a quick rundown of health benefits:
Romaine lettuce - high in Vitamins K, A, and C: good source of fiber, low,low calories
Tomatoes - high in Vitamin C and Lycopene, an antioxidant
Avocado - high in Vitamin E. The "fat" is monounsaturated fat - the good kind which, along with oleic acid, helps to lower cholesterol.
Parmesan cheese - high in Vitamin B12 and protien
Asiago cheese - low in fat, and high in protein
Try this for your lunch or include this as a side salad with your dinner. As a side, the recipe is enough for two.