Ceasar Salad with Whole Grain Croutons

 

Ceasar Salad with Whole Grain Croutons
This is a healthier revision of the classic salad!
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Recipe type: salads
Serves: 1-15
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Ingredients
  • Romaine lettuce, washed and broken apart
  • Zucchini, sliced thin
  • Carrots, sliced thin
  • Sun dried tomatoes in extra virgin olive oil, chopped
  • Whole grain bread, chopped in cubes and toasted in oven
  • Nuts (walnuts, pignoli or Pine nuts, etc.)
Dressing
Try this recipe as the dressing. It is nutrient dense and tasty!
Healthy Girl's Kitchen No-oil Caesar Salad Dressing
adapted from recipes by Amy Cramer (http://www.dinnersdonenow/) and Dr. Joel Fuhrman (http://www.drfuhrman.com/) This no-oil salad dressing is crazy good!
  • makes 4 cups
  • 1 15 ounce can garbanzo beans, unrinsed, undrained
  • ½ cup raw almonds, cashews or pistachios
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp capers with their juice
  • 2 Medijool dates (large dates)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 5 Tbsp lemon juice (roughly the juice of 2 lemons)
  • ½ cup or more water, to thin to desired consistency
Instructions
Salad
Place lettuce on plates and arrange decoratively (most people will enjoy the food much more if it looks beautiful).
Dressing
Blend all ingredients together in a blender or Vitamix.

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