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Healthy Caesar Salad
This healthy version of Caesar salad has great flavor. For a complete dinner you can add cooked chicken breasts and toss in salad.
Healthy Caesar Salad Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes

  • 2 large head romaine lettuce, outer leaves removed & discarded
  • * optional: 1/4 cup walnuts
  • Dressing:
  • 2 TBS tahini
  • 1 2 oz can anchovies, drained of oil, rinsed and chopped (optional)
  • 4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 TBS lemon juice
  • 2 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • .


  1. Rinse lettuce, cut into bite size pieces, and dry. Try to get lettuce as dry as possible so dressing is not diluted. It is best to use a salad spinner if you have one.
  2. Blend dressing ingredients together for 1-2 minutes, drizzling the olive oil in at the end a little at a time. Toss romaine lettuce with desired amount of dressing. Add walnuts and chicken if desired. There will be dressing left over, which will keep very well in your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Serves 4

Make sure your lettuce is well dried so you don't dilute the dressing.

Nutritional Profile

Healthy Caesar Salad
1.00 serving
(68.65 grams)
Calories: 45




 vitamin C20%


 vitamin A16%




 vitamin E5%






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Healthy Caesar Salad
1.00 serving
68.65 grams
Calories: 45

Nutrient Amount DRI/DV
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
chromium 7.84 mcg 22 8.9 excellent
vitamin C 15.00 mg 20 8.0 excellent
folate 78.66 mcg 20 7.8 excellent
manganese 0.40 mg 17 6.9 very good
vitamin A 146.53 mcg RAE 16 6.5 very good
copper 0.07 mg 8 3.1 good
molybdenum 3.48 mcg 8 3.1 good
phosphorus 49.17 mg 7 2.8 good
vitamin B3 1.10 mg 7 2.7 good
vitamin B1 0.08 mg 7 2.7 good
vitamin B2 0.08 mg 6 2.4 good
omega-3 fats 0.14 g 6 2.3 good
iron 0.98 mg 5 2.2 good
selenium 2.67 mcg 5 1.9 good
protein 2.32 g 5 1.8 good
vitamin E 0.69 mg (ATE) 5 1.8 good
biotin 1.28 mcg 4 1.7 good
potassium 197.49 mg 4 1.7 good
fiber 1.15 g 4 1.6 good
calcium 38.50 mg 4 1.5 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

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