Caesar on the Light Side

Jamie Oliver makes his Caesar salad dressing with thick Greek-style yogurt, which he often uses as a healthy alternative to heavy cream and sour cream.

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  • Servings: 4

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  • 1/3 cup low-fat or nonfat Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 anchovy fillets, mashed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large head of romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces

How to make this recipe

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the yogurt with the anchovies, garlic, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce. Whisk in the oil and half of the cheese and season with salt and pepper.

  2. In a large bowl, toss the romaine with half the dressing and the remaining cheese. Serve, passing the remaining dressing at the table.


First Course to Main Course: Oliver turns this into a more substantial salad with broiled, flaked salmon or grilled chicken breast.

Contributed By Photo © Dan Lyons Published March 2011

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