Healthier Caesar Salad

15m cook
healthier caesar salad recipe for weight loss

    Elevate the classic Caesar Salad with this Healthier Caesar Salad weight loss recipe. Enjoy the same creamy and tangy flavours, but with a lighter dressing and nutrient-rich ingredients, making it a guilt-free and delicious option for any meal.

    Servings & Nutrition

    This recipe serves 2-3 people, but it can be easily doubled or adjusted to accommodate larger groups.

    Estimated nutritional breakdown:
    • Calories: 150-180
    • Total Fat: 8-10g
    • Saturated Fat: 2-3g
    • Cholesterol: 10-15mg
    • Sodium: 200-250mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 12-15g
    • Dietary Fiber: 3-4g
    • Sugars: 4-6g
    • Protein: 8-10g


    • 1 large head of cos lettuce, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1/2 cup cucumber, sliced
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • 1/4 cup wholemeal croutons (homemade or store-bought)
    • 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
    • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • Salt and black pepper, to taste


    • In a large salad bowl, combine the torn cos lettuce, halved cherry tomatoes, and sliced cucumber.
    • In a separate small bowl, whisk together the plain Greek yogurt, freshly squeezed lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper. Adjust the seasoning to your taste preference.
    • Drizzle the healthier Caesar dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients.
    • Sprinkle the grated Parmesan cheese over the salad, along with wholemeal croutons for added crunch and flavour.

    Ready to get cooking?

    Savour the flavours of a classic Caesar Salad with a nutritious and guilt-free twist. This Healthier Caesar Salad weight loss recipe offers a satisfying and nutrient-rich option without sacrificing taste. With crisp cos lettuce, juicy cherry tomatoes, and a creamy Greek yogurt dressing, each bite is a delightful burst of freshness. Elevate your salad game and enjoy a wholesome and delicious Caesar Salad that’s perfect for any occasion.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Can I make the healthier Caesar dressing in advance?

    Yes, you can prepare the dressing ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Just give it a good whisk before using it on the salad.

    Can I add grilled chicken or shrimp to the salad for more protein?

    Absolutely! Adding grilled chicken or shrimp can make this salad a complete and satisfying meal with added protein.

    Can I use regular croutons instead of whole wheat croutons?

    Yes, you can use regular croutons if whole wheat croutons are not available. Just keep in mind that using whole wheat croutons adds a healthier twist to the salad.