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 NOT 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...

My colleague at The Goldring Center for Culinary Medicine, Leah Sarris, introduced me to this technique of using pureed beans to thicken a dressing. It works very well, giving a nicely 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 it for shrimp, chicken or even in potato salad.


White Bean Caesar Dressing

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

Cooking Time: 15 Minutes

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

This recipe can be divisible by 2.

This salad dressing keeps very well for 3-4 days.

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

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

Chill well before using it to top a salad and serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 1/4 cup

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 88 Calories from Fat 21
% Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 4%
    Saturated Fat 1g 6%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 7mg 3%
Sodium 252mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 19% Iron 7%
Vitamin K 1 mcg Potassium 247 mg
Magnesium 24 mg