Caesar Salad Recipe with a Twist

I am a creature of habit - so I've made an effort to work at creating good habits. I have this salad type almost every day for lunch , and never tire of it. I love Caesar salads, and the romaine lettuce in them is definitely healthy (better than Iceberg lettuce - the greener the leaves you eat, the better.)  I started eating Caesar salads and then kept adding things to them to get more of a variety of healthy foods all at the same time The flavors in the different ingredients go really well together.

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.


  1. What a nice version of a caesar salad! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Caesar salad has always won the appreciation of the food lovers. The famous "Caesar Salad" is most commonly made with, romaine lettuce, fresh croutons, and vinaigrette from, garlic, lemon juice, eggs, olive oil, salt and pepper.

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