A lightened-up version with Greek yogurt and limes make this lime Caesar dressing a great healthy alternative for standard Caesar dressing.
I've mentioned this in the past, but as a kid I hated vegetables. I mean I'm not that different from most kids but I was definitely on the pickier side. Ironically the first vegetable I actually liked was broccoli, which is still my favorite to this day. It took me quite a while though to like salad.
I honestly don't remember the first place I ever had a salad, but I do remember my mom saying if you were ever going to like salad, it would be Caesar salad. And she wasn't wrong... like usual. And for the longest time, the only ever salad I would ever order would be Caesar salad. Unfortunately, as we all know, Caesar salad dressing isn't the best for you.
But this lime Caesar dressing is the perfect compromise if you're like me and love Caesar salad. Making my own dressing was something that never crossed my mind until I stumbled across Gimme Some Oven and her kale Caesar salad. The addition of lime gives it a unique twist that compliment kale really well.
Believe me, you're probably looking at the ingredients and saying do I have to use anchovy paste? I questioned it as well, but it really makes a difference. Fresh anchovies are actually normal in Caesar salad, so if you want to be traditional, you've got to include it with this lime Caesar dressing.
What Ingredients are in Healthy Caesar Dressing Recipe?
- Plain Greek yogurt
- Parmesan cheese
- Produce - limes, garlic
- Olive Oil
- Worcestershire sauce
- Anchovy paste
- Dijon mustard
How to Make Caesar Dressing Vegan
It is possible although you'd have to replace quite a few ingredients. You'd have to replace the Greek yogurt, Parmesan cheese, anchovy paste and milk. For the Greek yogurt and milk, you can use almond yogurt and almond milk. For the Parmesan cheese, just use vegan Parmesan cheese. And finally for anchovy paste, you can use umeboshi paste. I had never heard of it either but it's a great substitute for anchovy paste.
How Long Does Homemade Caesar Dressing Last?
Store in an airtight container in the fridge and the dressing will last 7 days.
Tips for Tasty Lime Caesar Dressing
- You can replace Greek yogurt with regular yogurt if needed.
- Use quality olive oil as it contributes to the flavor.
- Use freshly grated Parmesan to finish the dressing. Never buy pre-shredded Parmesan cheese as it contains wood pulp. Blocks of Parmesan cheese are also cheaper.
- While store-bought bottles can be quite convenient, they lack in flavor compared to the real thing. It really isn’t that much extra work to freshly squeeze the lime and you’ll notice a difference in flavor.
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Lime Caesar Dressing
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 4 limes, juiced
- 3 tbsp olive oil
- 4 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 tsp anchovy paste
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 6 tbsp milk
- In a medium bowl, add all of the ingredients except the milk and whisk together until combined. Whisk in one tbsp of milk at a time until it reaches your desired consistency. It's normally 6 tbsp for me. Set aside and prepare salad. Can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.