Jamie Oliver's Caesar on the Lighter Side

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 Jamie Oliver's Caesar on the Lighter Side

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"I've made up my own version of the classic Caesar salad which is a little bit healthier on the dressing - it's all about taking influences from the original dish and bigging up the falvours and textures where you can. If you have some leftover roast chicken, adding it to this salad is a great way of using it up." - Chef Jamie


  • 1 cos or romaine lettuce
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 75g low-­fat natural yoghurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • A handful of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus a small chunk, to serve (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 anchovy fillets in olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Recipe Info

1. Snap off any wilty or dark green outer leaves from the head of cos or romaine lettuce. Cut off the tips of the leaves, then cut the head into quarters lengthways. Chop into chunks and get rid of the core. Wash and dry the lettuce in a salad spinner.

2. To make the dressing: peel and finely chop the garlic. Whisk the yoghurt, olive oil, grated Parmesan, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and lemon together in a serving bowl. Roughly chop and add the anchovies, season and whisk again.

3. Toss the lettuce with the dressing and scoop the salad into a serving bowl.

4. If you choose, coarsely grate over your small chunk of Parmesan and toss again, then serve.

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