About a couple of months ago, a co-worker of mine started talking to me about his decision to change his eating habits in order to get himself healthier. I told him how awesome it was to hear and that if he needed any advice, to chat with me some more. A few weeks later, one of the things he mentioned that he really liked was Cesar salad and yet there seemed to be no healthy Caesar dressings available in the store. They all had sugar and other ingredients that really detracted from the healthiness of a salad.
Well, that night, I went in search of a recipe to re-create the Caesar flavor from scratch with the necessary ingredients to make it a much healthier option compared to what’s available in the stores, and I think I’ve pretty much nailed it! So, without further ado, here’s my own healthy Garlic Cesar Dressing recipe I wanted to share as a gift for Easter.
- 1/3 cup Avocado (about half an of avocado)
- 3 Garlic cloves, minced
- 3 tbsp Lemon juice (freshly squeezed and strained is best; the average lemon holds about 2 tbsp of juice)
- 1 tsp Anchovy paste (or 2 anchovy fillets)
- 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded or shaved
- 3/4 tsp Sea salt or Pink Himalayan salt
- 1/2 tsp Ground pepper
- 3 tbsp water
- 3 tbsp Almond milk
Combine all ingredients into a blender or Magic Bullet for about 15 to 20 seconds. Toss into a salad.
My first attempt had only 2 tbsp of both water and milk, as well as only 2 cloves of garlic; this resulted in the lemon juice as the most prominent flavor. I also found with my first attempt that it was much thicker and heavier. With the tweaks I made, it seemed to offer the best garlic Caesar taste with a thinner consistency. On a side note, if there are any salad leftovers, be sure to eat them up as it will quickly wilt the lettuce. So, from my heart to yours, I wish you a very Happy Easter 2019, and I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have!