Sometimes you just get a craving for a nice, garlicky Caesar salad. I did this less-guilt version a few weeks ago with some salmon and tomatoes on top for a bit of extra nutrition, plus homemade croutons! With all the toppings, you really couldn’t tell the dressing was light — just enough to satisfy a craving.
a nice chunk of stale bread (I used some leftover loaf from Safeway’s bakery)
2 cups romaine lettuce
1/2 cup grape tomatoes
3 oz salmon fillet, cooked
2 tbsp light Caesar dressing
a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan cheese
1. Preheat the oven to 350.
2. Cut the bread into chunks and toss it in a tiny bit of olive oil with some salt and pepper. Spread them over a pan and put them in the oven until they’re brown and toasty. The time this takes will vary depending on how big the pieces are, but check on them often so they don’t burn.
3. As the croutons bake, heat up the salmon (or cook it if you need to — I just made mine in the oven the night before and had some leftovers)
4. Wash and dry the lettuce and tomatoes.
5. Top the lettuce with the tomatoes, the salmon, the dressing and a sprinkle of shredded Parmesan. Add the croutons on top.