Caesar-Style Salad with Rustic Croutons

Caesar-Style Salad with Rustic Croutons
Recipe photo may include foods and ingredients that are not a part of this recipe and not included in the nutrition analysis.

Who doesn’t love Caesar salad? This salad makes a great nonstarchy vegetable side that you can enjoy with just about any entrée!

  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Cook time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 95

  • Total Fat 3.5g
    • Saturated Fat 0.8g
  • Cholesterol 5mg
  • Sodium 215mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 12g
    • Dietary Fiber 1g
    • Total Sugars 3g
  • Protein 4g

Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 Fat, 1 Vegetable, 1/2 Starch



  • whole wheat bread or French bread (torn into 1/2-inch pieces)
    2 oz
  • garlic powder
    1/8 tsp
  • reduced-fat mayonnaise
    2 tbsp
  • fat-free or low-fat buttermilk
    1/2 cup
  • Parmesan cheese (grated)
    1 1/2 tbsp
  • prepackaged mixed greens
    4 cup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, garlic powder, salt (optional) and pepper (optional) to taste. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 1 hour in order to thicken slightly.

  3. Meanwhile, place the bread pieces on a baking sheet and bake 8 minutes or until slightly firm. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

  4. Place mixed greens in a salad bowl, add dressing and cheese, and toss gently, yet thoroughly to coat. Season lightly with salt and pepper, if desired. Add croutons, toss gently and serve immediately.

  5. *Note: Optional salt and pepper is not included in the nutrition information above.

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