Avocado replaces the eggs in this caesar dressing so it’s super creamy and flavorful, but low in calories and fat. Less than 60 calories per serving!
I feel like caesar salad is something you either love or you hate. Or maybe everyone loves it… I just know I’ve never been a huge caesar salad person myself, maybe because when I first started eating healthier I learned that caesar salads were unhealthy, so I spent years avoiding them.
Typically, caesar salads are high in calories and fat and don’t have much nutrition because they’re made with just lettuce, cheese and croutons. But to my own surprise, I recently created this dressing and a totally epic, caesar salad with shrimp and can now say I’m hooked! I can totally see why people like the taste of caesar salads.
When it comes to caesar salad dressing, it’s typically made with eggs and loaded with processed oils, but I’ve created a delicious, healthier avocado caesar dressing that’s creamy and light but still packed with all the caesar flavor you love.
Bonus points: this dressing couldn’t be much easier to make – just throw everything into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth! No separating egg yolks, no whisking — bada-bing, bada-boom.
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room: anchovies. I know they’re scary and a little weird, but let me tell you – they are nutrition powerhouses and are what gives caesar dressing that unique flavor! They are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are really important in the standard American diet. They are also high in calcium and vitamin K, which help with bone health (yes please!). Last but not least, they pack a surprising punch in the protein department (1 serving of anchovies has 13 grams of protein)! If you’re freaked out by using anchovy fillets, you can also use anchovy paste (found in your grocery store near the tuna) — whichever is easier for you!