Tuna Caesar Salad

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Recipe by cannedfood

By replacing most of the oil in a classic Caesar salad dressing with a purée of canned tuna we decrease the fat and increase the protein by eight times. The resulting dressing can makeover a simple green salad into a entrée that delivers protein, and transforms a popular creamy vinaigrette into a versatile cooking sauce.

Top Review by Roxygirl in Colorado

This was a very unique dressing that did have a lot of flavor! I wish that the texture would have been less grainy, though, since it looked heavy on the lettuce. Thanks for posting.
Roxygirl

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. To make the dressing, purée all of the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth. Toss the romaine, red onion and dressing in a large salad bowl. Add the croutons and toss; serve immediately.
  2. Servings: 6.
  3. Nutritional Information Per Serving:
  4. Calories 80; Total fat 5g; Saturated fat 1g; Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 115mg; Carbohydrate 1g; Fiber 0g; Protein 8g; Vitamin A 0%DV**; Vitamin C 6%DV; Folate 1%DV; Calcium 2%DV; Iron 2%DV; Potassium 3%DV
  5. Nutrition Information for Dressed Salad Per Serving: Calories 140; Total fat 6g; Saturated fat 1g; Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 180mg; Carbohydrate 13g; Fiber 4g; Protein 11g; Vitamin A 170%DV; Vitamin C 70%DV; Folate 54%DV; Calcium 8%DV; Iron 15%DV; Potassium 14%DV *For salt, indicated as the amount “to taste,” no amount of the ingredient is included in the analysis.
  6. *Daily Value.

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