Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Lea & Perrins Worcestershire sauce sold in the United States is gluten-free.


"A well-made salad must have a certain uniformity; it should make perfect sense for those ingredients to share a bowl."
-Yotam Ottolenghi, Chef

The refrigerator light goes on...

This technique of using white beans in salad dressings is one introduced to me by a colleague. It works great giving a nice smooth and creamy feel to the dressing and adding a lot of fiber. The dressing works great in salads like this one and you can use shrimp, chicken or even for potato salad.


Caesar Shrimp Salad

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe makes great leftovers. Do not add the dressing to the salad until the last minute. Cooking time does not include chilling time.

1 cup water
1 lb shrimp (peeled and deveined)
2 cloves fresh garlic (minced)
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 ounce Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)
1/8 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1/2 cup no salt added white beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 cup nonfat yogurt
4 large ribs celery (diced)
2 large green onions (thinly sliced crosswise)
8 large leaves Romaine lettuce

Place the water in a medium pan fitted with a steamer basket over high heat.

Add the shrimp and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes until pink.

Remove from the heat and cover with ice to cool.

Place the garlic, Worcestershire sauce, parmesan, salt, pepper, white beans and yogurt in a blender or mini chopper and puree until smooth.

Slice the chilled shrimp in half lengthwise. Place in a mixing bowl with the celery, green onions and dressing. Fold together until smooth.

Chill well before serving.

Serve on top of the romaine lettuce.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1 1/2 cups4

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 224 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 8%
    Saturated Fat 1g 6%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 179mg 59%
Sodium 474mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 14g 6%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 10%
    Sugars 3g
Protein 30g
Vitamin A 28% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 27% Iron 25%
Vitamin K 58 mcg Potassium 698 mg
Magnesium 78 mg