Creamy Garlic Caesar Salad with Fresh Croutons

  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

Croutons

5
cups French bread cubes (1/2 inch)
Olive oil nonstick cooking spray
1
teaspoon dried Italian seasoning

Dressing

3/4
to 1 cup buttermilk*
1/2
cup fat-free mayonnaise
1/4
teaspoon salt
2
garlic cloves, peeled
2
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Salad

1
large head romaine lettuce, torn (about 15 cups)
1/2
medium red onion, thinly sliced, separated into rings
1/2
cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/8
teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 300°F. Place bread cubes in single layer on ungreased cookie sheet. Generously spray cubes with nonstick cooking spray; sprinkle with Italian seasoning. Bake at 300°F. for 15 minutes.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in blender container, combine 3/4 cup buttermilk, mayonnaise, salt and garlic; blend until smooth. Through center of blender lid, slowly add oil, blending just until combined. If necessary, add up to 1/4 cup additional buttermilk for desired dressing consistency. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 3
    Just before serving, place lettuce and onion in large salad bowl. Add dressing to salad; toss gently to coat. Add croutons and cheese; sprinkle with pepper. Toss gently.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • *To substitute for buttermilk, use 2 1/4 to 3 teaspoons vinegar or lemon juice plus skim milk to make 3/4 to 1 cup.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 1/3 Cups
Calories
110
Calories from Fat
45
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
12g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
4g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
8%
8%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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