As diabetes runs in my family my dad years ago started really being even more mindful of what he was eating, looking to be as healthy as possible. He bought a cookbook by the Canadian Diabetes Association . One Thanksgiving or Christmas number of years ago, he made the Caesar salad recipe from it (my sister and I have requested Caesar salad for special meals for as long as I can remember). It was absolutely, hands down the best I’d ever had. I’ve not made another one since then.
It’s simply the perfect balance of eve so slight creaminess and tang. You can leave out the bacon to make it vegetarian—I more often than not do as I seldom have it in the house. I pair it with different things—a steak makes for a wonderful meal, but salmon or trout is really lovely too. Or lasagna.
This Caesar is on the mild side, but you can increase the amounts of garlic, mustard and Worcestershire sauce if you like.
- 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1
- ¼ tsp salt 1 mL
- ¼ tsp dry mustard 1 mL
- ¼ cup light mayonnaise 60 mL
- 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 30 mL
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce 5 mL
- 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled 4
- 1 large head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces 1
- 1 cup toasted bread cubes 250 mL
- 1 tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese 15 mL
- In a large salad bowl, combine garlic, salt, mustard, mayonnaise, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce.
- Add bacon, romaine, bread cubes and Parmesan; toss well.
SOURCE: Canadian Diabetes Association