Caesar Salad is usually incredibly fattening, sadly. This incredibly delicious version is very close in taste and composition to the 1940s classic versions, while turning the salad back into a true health food. A large serving of Caesar Salad made with this dressing is only 2 Weight Watchers PointsPlus® per serving (compare that to up to 30 Weight Watchers points for other versions), so you can enjoy a heaping plateful of this guilt free! Most people will be hard pressed to taste any difference in the assembled salad, and they will all prefer it to bottled. For a full-fat version, see our Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe.
Instead of Parmesan, you can use Romano or Grana Padano. Romano in fact gives it a gutsier, sharper taste than Parmesan. Instead of anchovy paste, you can use 6 (drained) fillets from a can or 1 1/2 tbsp capers (rinsed.) Instead of the egg yolk, you can use 2 tablespoons of something like Egg Beaters (or pasteurized egg white) from a carton. This is one of those times when, if you are able to produce freshly ground black pepper, you certainly will want to. Feel free to omit the salt entirely, depending upon the tastebuds of your guests. We usually omit or use a salt substitute. You can prepare the dressing in advance, even a day ahead, and store it in the fridge. You can make this in a bowl with a whisk. If you do, mince the garlic first.