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Recipe: Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing by Melissa McKinnon


  • 2 Tbsp. Smart Balance mayo
  • 1 tsp. spicy brown mustard
  • ¼ tsp. anchovy paste
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • ½ Tbsp. capers

Making the salad:

  • Whisk together dressing ingredients from above vigorously (so as to emulsify the oil).
  • Combine shaved parmesan, shredded carrots and/or peppers, sunflower seeds and slivered onions (or whatever your favorite salad toppings are) to crisp salad greens.
  • Toss salad with dressing to coat.
  • Top salad with grilled chicken, fish, shrimp, or beans for an added boost of protein. Or, if you’re not in the mood for salad, try using the dressing as a marinade on fish or chicken before baking and serve over rice or couscous.
  • Serve salad within one hour of coating with dressing; store in fridge if necessary. Or make the dressing ahead and keep in your fridge for a week or so.