Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Low Fat Cesar Salad Dressing over Grilled Romaine Recipe #KefirCreations

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I was first introduced to Lifeway Kefir Lowfat Probiotic Cultured Milk at my parents house a few weeks ago. I became intrigued with this refreshingly smooth and tart drink. I asked my Mom about it and she told me she prefers this in her morning smoothies.
I frequently make my own salad dressings and one I cannot perfect is Cesar dressing. So I decided to take Lifeway Kefir, the 2000 year old cousin of yogurt, and make Cesar salad dressing with it. This is an egg-free dressing and it came out close to perfect - the only thing I will change next time is thickening it up a bit.
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Low Fat Cesar Salad Dressing over Grilled Romaine 
1/3 cup Lifeway Kefir Lowfat Cultured Milk - Lowfat Plain
2 anchovy fillets
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/8 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
Salt and freshly ground pepper
2 romaine lettuce hearts, cut in half
Parmesan Crisps

Place the first 9 ingredients into a blender and whip at high speed until thickened (it is best to use a blender with a dressing feature). Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Grill the romaine - I used a cast iron skillet over medium heat and eyeballed it until browned.

Top with Parmesan crisps and Cesar dressing.

1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love grilled romaine salads - I really need to try making them at home for myself!