Caesar Salad Recipe

Atkins Caesar Salad
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Difficult
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  • 4 tbsp Real Mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp Anchovy Paste
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 0 1/2 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 0 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 0 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 0 1/8 tsp Tabasco Sauce
  • 7 tbsp Parmesan Cheese (Grated)
  • 1 head Cos or Romaine Lettuce
  • 8 each 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, minced 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).  Serve topped with chicken, salmon or shimp to make it a complete meal.


Cooking Tip

Feel free to swap in your favorite lettuce for this recipe, as net carb change will likely be minimal.