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Flavorful Lemony Caesar Salad

 Flavorful Lemony Caesar Salad
In Huntington, Connecticut, Kathy Kochiss relies on a recipe from a friend to fix this tasty tossed salad. "To save time, I take advantage of convenient ready-to-serve romaine in a bag as well as garlic-seasoned croutons for extra flavor," she adds.
6-8 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 9 cups torn romaine
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup salad croutons, optional
  • Sliced red onion, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, combine the oil, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, salt
  • if desired and pepper. In a salad bowl, combine romaine and cheese.
  • Drizzle with dressing; add croutons and onion if desired. Toss to
  • coat. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cup of salad with 1 tablespoon of dressing (prepared without salt and croutons) equals 146 calories, 79 mg sodium, 2 mg cholesterol, 2 mg carbohydrate, 2 gm protein, 15 gm fat, 1 gm fiber. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 1 vegetable.