Salad is my favorite food, I love it and I eat it all the time, so I didn’t think that I had to find a way to cut back on the salt, but I was wrong, it turns out that not all can be salt. So I made a salad, with low sodium Caesar dressing, and all of a sudden I noticed, that it was a salty salad, but with low sodium dressing, so I tried, I made another one, and it was still salty, but it seemed like I was getting closer. I kept trying, and added low sodium Caesar dressing again, and then I found, that it was really salty, way too salty. So I tried a pressure cooker and an immersion blender.
Caesar salad was named after Julius Caesar, so you know it’s not healthy! Nowadays, the low calorie, low fat version of Caesar salad is often used as a salad for people looking to lose weight. However, Caesar salad is a great tasting salad that’s full of flavor. Here’s an easy low sodium Caesar dressing that isn’t really low in sodium, just low in calories and fat: 1/2 cup olive oil 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt 1/2 sweet onion, chopped 1 tablespoon garlic 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper
For those who can’t have carbs, gluten, or dairy, salad dressing is a must-have. It’s also a good choice when you’re watching your weight because it’s just a few calories and doesn’t have that many grams of fat. We’ve been eating salad for years, and one of the most popular dressings is Caesar. It’s made with garlic, and it’s full of potassium. A low sodium Caesar is just as delicious, but it’s also a healthy choice.. Read more about low sodium salad dressing and let us know what you think.
I was astonished to learn that Caesar dressing is America’s second most popular salad dressing, behind only Ranch dressing. I’d never eaten it before, except when ordering it at a restaurant, but now that I’m on a low-sodium diet, I need to try new things and broaden my horizons. As a result, I’m happy to add this delicious Caesar Dressing with Low Sodium recipe to my collection. All without adding any additional sodium, and with a few changes that completely negate the excessive sodium content of store-bought dressings and the majority of handmade versions!
My personal favorite is still Blue Cheese Dressing, but I can’t think of a method to reduce the salt content. As a result, I’ve had to expand my salad dressing range recently, while also learning how simple it is to create most dressings at home. This Low Sodium Caesar Dressing is simple to make, as is the case with most popular dressings. A Caesar salad in its whole is usually served with Caesar dressing atop Romaine lettuce and croutons.
|Sodium content in a typical dish||300+mg|
|Sodium in this recipe per serving||44mg|
|Serving size (calories)||176|
Serving size: 2 tblsp.
Caesar dressing, lettuce, croutons, and chicken
Caesar dressing was invented in 1924 in Tijuana, Mexico, by an Italian-American restaurant named Caesar Cardini as a dressing and salad. It was initially prepared without anchovies at the table in restaurants. This is fantastic since we’re getting back to fundamentals here, and the absence of anchovies means a quick victory in terms of salt reduction.
Regular Caesar dressing has a lot of sodium in it.
Nearly all store-bought salad dressings and mixes are high in salt. All except one store-bought dressing had less than 300 milligrams of salt per 2 tablespoons, ranging from 300 to 380 milligrams. This simple condiment may easily shatter your sodium budget for a whole meal; my aim is 250-300mg sodium each meal. So, being America’s #2 and a dressing I use, I wanted to discover a method to reduce the salt content, and I did.
Most of the typical items we eat, such as condiments, bread, and cheeses, have an unusually high salt content. This is why I try to make low-sodium versions of some of the “basics” that we used to eat before we had to (seriously) cut down on salt. I was able to decrease the salt content of this dish to just 44mg per two (2) teaspoons.
And when I mix it with lettuce, my Low Sodium Croutons, and some sliced chicken, I can create a whole dinner that is either within or well below my dietary restrictions. Don’t laugh at my normal “garden salad mix” lettuce since that’s what I did here. LOL!
The six most important adjustments to create Low Sodium Caesar Dressing
- Simply removing salt from the equation… I’ve seen it go up to 34 teaspoons of sodium per dish, or 1725mg sodium.
- 660-940mg sodium per tablespoon of anchovy paste is being removed.
- Instead of Dijon mustard, which has 109mg per teaspoon, use reduced sodium honey mustard, which has 15mg per teaspoon.
- Instead of ordinary parmesan, use Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese, which contains just 30mg per tablespoon.
Caesar dressing ingredients (low sodium)
- This recipe also includes a portion of my Low Sodium Mayonnaise recipe, which may be used in lieu of store-bought mayonnaise in a variety of dishes.
- Using a low-sodium Worcestershire sauce reduces the amount of sodium by 20mg per teaspoon.
To create Caesar dressing, use a blender.
Because it’s essentially the same recipe with some additional components, the mixing is quite similar to my Low Sodium Mayonnaise. Simply combine your egg, dry and solid components, and the remaining liquid ingredients in that order. I created a little movie to demonstrate how simple it is. Alternatively, watch this video:
Keeping Caesar Dressing Fresh
When using a fresh egg, this dressing will keep in the fridge for up to one week. I like to use a screw-top mason jar that can be securely screwed on. You may also give it a good shake to dislodge any settling and ensure that it is ready to use when required.
Here are a few more low-sodium dressings to try!
Caesar dressing on a salad
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Low Sodium Caesar Dressing
America’s #2 favorite dressing is now available in a low-sodium variant. With no anchovies, it’s ready in minutes. Makes a wonderful Caesar Salad, but may be used on any salad.
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Time to Prepare: 8 minutes
8 minutes total
Salad, Course Condiment
12 servings 2 tbsp
Calories (kcal): 176
- 1 big fresh egg, room temperature
- 1 tbsp garlic, minced
- 2 tsp mustard (honey)
- 1 1/2 tsp yellow mustard powder
- 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
- 2 tablespoons vinegar made from apple cider
- 1 tablespoon low-sodium Worcestershire sauce (Lea and Perrins)
- 2 tbsp Bragg’s Nutritional Yeast
- 1 tsp black pepper, ground
- 1 cup extra-virgin extra-virgin extra-virgin extra-
- 12 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano shredded cheese
In a small jar or beaker just wide enough to accommodate your stick blender, combine all ingredients except Parmigiano Reggiano cheese in the order indicated. Allow a minute for the mixture to settle.
Turn the stick blender on high and place it in the bottom of the jar. The oil will thicken and change to a characteristic off-white color as a vortex forms and pulls it down.
Slowly raise and lower the blender head, a little higher each time, until all of the oil has been integrated, emulsified, and no oil drizzles are visible. It should take little more than one minute to complete the mix.
Add the parmesan and continue to mix for another 10 seconds. Taste as you add and adjust the ingredients.
When using a fresh egg, store in a securely sealed container (mason jar) in the refrigerator for up to one week.
Serving size: 2 tblsp Calories: 176 kilocalories 1.9 g carbohydrate 2.8 g protein 18.5 g fat 3.2 g saturated fat 18 milligrams of cholesterol 44 milligrams sodium 1.5 g fiber 0.3 g sugar
I’ve seen a lot of variation between recipes for low-sodium Caesar dressing. Some use vinegar with a lot of extra salt, while others use a lot of oil. Some use a mix of both oils and vinegar, with a few tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce added. But what if you want to use as little salt as possible?. Read more about low sodium salad recipes and let us know what you think.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the lowest sodium salad dressing?
The lowest sodium salad dressing is the low sodium Italian Dressing.
Is Caesar salad high in sodium?
Caesar salad is not high in sodium.
What is the healthiest Caesar salad dressing?
Caesar salad dressing is a blend of olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, anchovies, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.