Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: Minutes
Phase: Phase 1









How are Net Carbs Calculated?


  • 4 tbsp Real Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Anchovy Paste
  • 0.5 fl oz Fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 0.5 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 0.25 tsp Salt
  • 0.25 tsp Black Pepper
  • 0.13 tsp Tabasco Sauce
  • 7 tbsp Parmesan Cheese (Grated)
  • 1 head Cos or Romaine Lettuce
  • 8 anchovy Anchovy (Drained Solids In Oil, Canned)


Traditionally, Caesar salad is served with croutons. Once you're in Phase 2, you can top this salad with low-carb croutons. To make them, cut 2 slices of low-carb bread in 1/2-inch cubes and toss with 2 teaspoons of virgin olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper. Spread on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 6 8 minutes until golden brown. They can be made up to 1 day ahead.

  1. To make the dressing: in a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, anchovy paste, lemon juice, oil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, mustard, salt, pepper and a splash of Tabasco until smooth. Stir in 3 tablespoons of the cheese.
  2. Toss lettuce with dressing until evenly coated. Divide on plates; top with remaining cheese and 2 anchovies per plate (optional).

How to Calculate Net Carbs

In order to calculate Net Carbs of any whole food item, it's a simple calculation based on the Nutrition Facts panel:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber = (Equals) Net Carbs

For low carb products sweetened with sugar alcohols (ie: glycerin, maltitol, etc), refer to the Nutrition Facts panel of the product:

Total Carbohydrates - (Minus) Dietary Fiber - (Minus) Sugar alcohol = Net carbs

This reflects the fact that Dietary Fiber doesn't impact blood sugar levels. Sugar alcohols also have a negligible impact on blood sugar, they too are subtracted from total carbs to yield the Net Carb count.