When Jamie and I first started dating and we went out to dinner, Jamie would order a caesar salad before his entree every single time. Little did I know at that time, but it is a Warden boy thing to do. The first time we went out to dinner with his brothers they all ordered a caesar salad before their entrees, and continued to do so every other time we went out to dinner. I now know that it is a fact that the Warden boys love their caesar salad and since the key to a mans heart is through his stomach – I knew I had to master it.
I looked at the ingredients in different recipes and they all had mayonnaise in them. Ewww – I cannot stand mayo! I opened the refrigerator and looked around for something of the same texture. I came across plain greek yogurt… I like that and so does Jamie, and even better it worked in our “wedding diet” (well mostly, minus the cheese but we just ignored that). I made the dressing and served it with Romaine lettuce and chicken. Jamie just about died – he thought I bought it at the grocery store and couldn’t believe that I had used greek yogurt. I was so happy I had pleased the biggest caesar salad critic.
1 Romaine heart, chopped
2 chicken breasts, chopped (cooked with macadamia oil and salt & pepper)
Can also include homemade whole wheat crouton (recipe here)
Chop lettuce and place into a large mixing bowl with chopped chicken. Pour dressing over salad and mix together. Serve on plates and sprinkle asiago cheese on top with freshly ground pepper.