I absolutely love this much healthier version.
You can now enjoy this meal as a lighter alternative to the classic.
While most restaurants drown the greens in a heavy dressing, this lemony version lets the flavor of the plump and juicy, barbecued shrimp shine through.
Don't worry about the anchovies as they'll mellow in the dressing, giving it a rich taste that can't be duplicated.
This salad seems to go with everything, and if you prefer, substitute folate-rich spinach instead of the typical romaine.
Your whole family will absolutely love this savory Caesar salad tossed with tasty grilled shrimp.
Serves 4, about 2 1/2 c. each
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
3 Tbs. lemon juice, plus 4 lemon wedges for garnish
2 Tbs. Dijon mustard
3 anchovies, coarsely chopped, or 1 tsp. anchovy paste, or to taste
1 small clove garlic, coarsely chopped
2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 c. grated Asiago cheese, divided
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
8 c. chopped hearts of romaine, (about 2 hearts)
1 lb. large, peeled and cooked or barbecued shrimp, (21-25 per lb. thawed if frozen)
1 c. croutons, preferably whole-grain (see Tip below)
Place lemon juice, mustard, anchovies (or anchovy paste) and garlic in a food processor and process until smooth.
With the food processor running, gradually add oil and process until creamy.
Add 1/4 c. Asiago cheese and pepper and pulse until combined.
Combine romaine, shrimp and croutons in a large bowl.
Add the dressing and toss to coat.
Divide among 4 plates, top with the remaining 1/4 c. Asiago cheese and garnish with a lemon wedge.
Very, good salad!
Refreshing and hearty enough as a stand-alone meal.
Make Ahead Tip: The Caesar dressing (Step 1) will keep, in a jar in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days.
Shake vigorously just before tossing with the salad.
Tip: To make homemade croutons: Toss 1 c. whole-grain bread cubes with 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil, a pinch each of salt, pepper and garlic powder.
Spread out on a baking sheet and toast at 350°F until lightly toasted.
17 g. fat,
36 g. protein,
3 g. fiber,
746 mg. sodium
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