Homemade Spinach Caesar salad
This spinach salad with homemade creamy caesar dressing is a perfect way to enjoy your veggies at lunch or dinner. With recipe tips, accompaniments, and more.
This Recipe includes
|Fresh spinach – any type of fresh spinach or baby spinach will do|
|Croutons – homemade croutons or store-bought|
|Parmesan cheese – for that slightly nutty taste|
|(Optional) anchovies fillets – for that traditional touch. You can also use bacon bits if you wish.|
|Greek yogurt – regular or low fat greek yogurt.|
|Garlic powder or flakes|
|Dijon mustard – for that smooth and salty flavor|
|Olive oil – I prefer virgin olive oil, but you can use any type that you have.|
|Lemon juice – freshly squeezed lemon juice for flavor|
Why we love it
In the world of healthy, nutritious and delicious leafy greens, there is nothing like a dose of spinach. If you are looking to fit more veggies into your diet, this spinach caesar salad recipe is a must-try.
With a milder flavor than kale, this spinach caesar salad is an easy and side dish for any occasion, or can eaten on its own for a light lunch.
The dressing is a creamy caesar dressing, made without raw egg, because which if you like, you can make in a big batch in advance and then keep it in the fridge.
I also made my own seasoned croutons since I had my air fryer handy, but you can easily used a store-bought version if that is what you prefer.
What to serve with it?
This spinach caesar salad is a great healthy salad that can be served as the vegetable side dish with something like salmon in lemon butter sauce or a ratatouille with goat cheese. You can also serve it along side a dish like ham and egg pizza.
How to store it?
You can prepare this spinach caesar salad a few hours in advance, but just keep the dressing separately to keep the spinach from wilting.
Keep them separate in the fridge, and when ready to serve remove both from the fridge about 20 minutes in advance so that they get to room temperature. Then add the caesar dressing onto the salad a few minutes before you are ready to serve.
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- 3 cups of fresh spinach
- 1 cup of croutons
- 2 tablespoons of shaved parmesan cheese
- (Optional) 4 anchovies fillets finely chopped
- 1 cup of greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- pinch of salt and pepper
- Mix all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl with a large spoon or whisk.
- Wash the spinach and remove any excess water.
- Place the spinach in a large salad bowl and add the caesar dressing.
- Toss the salad, along with the parmesan, croutons, and optional anchovies.
- Serve immediately.
If you intend to make this caesar salad dressing in advance, keep it in the fridge until ready to serve.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 325mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 9g
Note: We are not certified nutritionists and these estimates are approximate. Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. You are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health. This website is written and produced for entertainment purposes only.
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