Light Chicken Caesar Salad
Could we lighten up this restaurant staple without compromising its richness and distinctive taste?
Why This Recipe Works
When it comes to light Caesar salad recipes, the dressing is the most crucial component. Many low-fat versions omit the traditional egg and oil emulsion, thus removing the creamy character of the dressing. We wanted to find a suitable replacement for this component, without compromising taste and richness. For this job, tasters were most impressed with a combination of two ingredients: buttermilk for its pleasant tang and silkiness, and reduced-fat mayonnaise for added richness. With this duo, we knocked down the amount of fat in our Caesar salad recipe considerably.