Shrimp Caesar

Shrimp Caesar

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.

Nutirion Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Healthy Weight Heart Healthy High Calcium Low Calorie Low Carb Low Sat Fat

Serves Prep Time Total Time
4 20 min 20 min



  • 3 tablespoon 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 clov garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon 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)

Cooking Instruction

Step 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.

Step 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.


  • Serving: Per serving
  • Calories: 312
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fat: 17g
  • Protein: 35g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 241mg
  • Potassium: 368mg
  • Sodium: 391mg
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 4 lean meat
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1

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