I love Caesar salad. I could eat it every day. Creamy, garlicy dressing on crisp, crunchy lettuce is seriously a perfect salad. While most Caesar dressings are loaded with a combination of cream, oil, and fatty cheese, Avocado Caesar Salad has all the amazing flavour, without the excess fat. Plus it’s green. Yes, green! And it’s delicious.
I’m on a bit of an avocado kick lately. I just love how avocado can seamlessly blend into other flavours (Chocolate Avocado Mousse), make a creamy sauce healthy (Light Creamy Penne Pesto), or just add a pop of colour and flavour to any dish (Guacamole). It’s one deliciously, multidimensional fruit!
Avocado Caesar Salad is given its creamy texture from cottage cheese and avocados. The garlic-filled, robust flavour is created from a combination of red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce.
You don’t even taste the avocado in this dressing. It simply gives the sauce a nice green hue. If a green salad dressing isn’t your favourite thing, don’t worry. No one would even notice its colour. The salad dressing blends perfectly into the bright green lettuce.
Like with any avocado sauce recipe, if there is any Avocado Caesar Salad dressing left over, spoon it into a container and carefully press a piece of plastic wrap over top. Make sure there are no air bubbles between the sauce and the plastic wrap. Then place the lid over top. This method helps keep the air away, which helps the dressing keep its green colour and deliciously fresh flavour.
Avocado Caesar Salad
If you love Caesar salad, you’ll love this delicious, healthier option. Ready in under ten minutes, Avocado Caesar Salad has all the creamy, garlic flavour you love, without all the cream, oil or high fat cheese. This is one yummy way to enjoy fruit and veggies!
- 1 head romaine lettuce, chopped bite-sized
- 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
- 2 tablespoons cottage cheese
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Chop lettuce and set aside.
- In a food processor, combine avocados, cottage cheese, vinegar, lemon, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Process until well combined.
- Transfer salad to bowl. Toss with avocado sauce. Top with croutons.
- Plate and enjoy!
If you love avocados, you may also enjoy Creamy Avocado Pasta
Do you love Caesar salad? Do you love avocados? Have you tried Avocado Caesar Salad?