Shrimp Caesar

Shrimp Caesar

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine June/July 2005

While most Caesars drown the greens in a heavy dressing, this lemony version lets the taste of the shrimp shine through. Don't worry about the anchovies—they'll mellow in the dressing, giving it a rich taste that can't be duplicated.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice, plus 4 lemon wedges for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 anchovies, coarsely chopped, or 1 teaspoon anchovy paste, or to taste
  • 1 small clove garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated Asiago cheese, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 8 cups chopped hearts of romaine, (about 2 hearts)
  • 1 pound peeled cooked shrimp, (21-25 per pound; thawed if frozen)
  • 1 cup croutons, preferably whole-grain (see Tip)


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  1. Place lemon juice, mustard, anchovies (or anchovy paste) and garlic in a food processor; process until smooth. With the motor running, gradually add oil; process until creamy. Add 1/4 cup Asiago cheese and pepper; pulse until combined.
  2. Combine romaine, shrimp and croutons in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Divide among 4 plates, top with the remaining 1/4 cup Asiago cheese and garnish with a lemon wedge.
  • Make Ahead Tip: The dressing (Step 1) will keep, in a jar in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days. Shake vigorously just before tossing with the salad.
  • Tip: To make homemade croutons: Toss 1 cup whole-grain bread cubes with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, a pinch each of salt, pepper and garlic powder. Spread out on a baking sheet and toast at 350°F until crispy, turning occasionally, 15 to 20 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 2 1/2 cups
  • Per serving: 257 calories; 14 g fat(4 g sat); 2 g fiber; 12 g carbohydrates; 21 g protein; 39 mcg folate; 156 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 1 g added sugars; 2648 IU vitamin A; 26 mg vitamin C; 215 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 548 mg sodium; 181 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 4 lean meat

Reviews 3

May 10, 2011
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Light and Tasty, easy to prepare This was a great fresh, tasty recipe that was a easy to make and can be adapted to use chicken, Ham, or any seafood. Pros: Easy to make for 2, Uses ingredients that are easilly found, quick to prepare, Could sub in Chicken, or scallops Cons: Needs a blender or food processor for dressing, uses anchovies that can deter folks from trying,
August 16, 2010
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By: jillyburke
This is a refreshing, light salad perfect for a warm's summer night.
March 28, 2010
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By: loudsiam2
This is a very tasty salad!