Light Caesar Dressing

Fresh and seasonal produce is important for any salad but the dressing makes or breaks it for me. Caesar dressing is a favorite of mine as it is rich, creamy, tangy and salty (all great things!). I love caesar dressing but am very aware of its high-fat content and calories.

Since most of the flavor comes from garlic and anchovies, substituting the base of the dressing with a healthier choice, such as greek yogurt, is a great option and goes unnoticed. I also love using kale over romaine lettuce. The kale holds up well to the dressing and has high levels of Vitamins A, K and C. Minor substitutes, such as this, can make a huge difference in the amount of nutrients in a meal.

Prep Time: 5 min / Cook Time: 0 min / Servings: 6 people


  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp anchovy paste (You can omit if you don’t like the taste)
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh parmesan (grated)
  • Salt & Pepper


  • In a food processor, chop the garlic until it is in small minced pieces.
  • Add the anchovy paste, greek yogurt, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese to the food processor and pulse until combined.
  • Slowly add in the olive oil as you pulse to emulsify.
  • Salt & pepper to taste.
  • Done!

Tip: Use this dressing on a bed of kale with grilled chicken. Top the salad with some freshly shaved parmesan and enjoy!

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