Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT 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, as 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 really well, giving a smooth and creamy feel to the dressing and adding a lot of fiber.

This dressing offers a creaminess but with the addition of lime juice and cayenne a bit of additional zing that is great for Southwestern- and Hispanic-flavored recipes.


South of the Border Caesar Dressing

Servings: 12 | Serving size: about 1/4 cup

Cooking Time: 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.

Keep this dressing in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator and it will last a week or so. Note that assembly time does not include chilling time.

6 cloves garlic (minced)
3 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
3 ounces Parmigiano-Reggiano (grated)
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1 15 ounce can no salt added white beans (drained and rinsed)
1/2 tsp lime zest
1 lime (juiced)
1 cup nonfat yogurt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

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

Chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1/4 cup

Servings: 12

Amount Per Serving

Calories 83 Calories from Fat 20
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 4%
    Saturated Fat 1g 6%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 220mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
    Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 7%
Calcium 17% Iron 7%
Vitamin K 1 mcg Potassium 239 mg
Magnesium 22 mg