Make Ahead

Mayo-free Caesar Dressing

March  3, 2014
Author Notes

I am not a mayo person. I hate mayonnaise (unless it's home-made and really good). But Caesar salad is amazing (especially with poached eggs on top that add to the creaminess of the dressing) and so is yogurt.

Original recipe at modernpopcooking.com ! —Valentina Solfrini

  • Makes about half a cup
Ingredients
  • half cup Natural plain yogurt*
  • 3 Anchovy fillets
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, roasted
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Grated parmesan (EXTRA)**
In This Recipe
Directions
  1. Start by roasting the garlic cloves with the skin on in a 200 C? (390 F?) for 10 minutes, until tender. Squish it out of the skin in a jar (or to the bowl where you're preparing your salad). Roasting the garlic will make the dressing less harsh and more digestible. If you're fine with raw garlic, just chop it very finely and skip the cooking.
  2. Finely chop the anchovy fillets and add them to the vessel you're using, together with the other ingredients. Mix well. It will keep in the fridge for 2-3 days. Spoon over Caesar salad. Poached eggs version aside, I find it lovely with flaked steamed salmon.
  3. * To save on calories, you can use skim. Still, full-fat yogurt will get you an even tastier dressing. ** I am only using a tbsp here, assuming you'll add more cheese to the final salad. Add more Parmesan to taste if you like.

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