I’ve always enjoyed a caesar salad or house salad at restaurants as my meal, but in the past few years, I have somehow come to appreciate a really good chicken caesar salad. A simple dish that always hits the spot. I always make my own salad dressings (they just taste so much fresher), and have tried this lightened up caesar salad dressing before. It’s good, but lacks that creamy texture that traditional dressings have.

This recipe – this is the winner. It is so good, so rich and spot on – and I love that it uses Greek yogurt as the key ingredient! I would never think to try that but it is exactly what I was looking for in mastering a lower-calorie version of the flavorful dressing.


And what pairs better with a classic caesar salad than a good glass of wine? This decanter and these monogrammed rocking glasses from Personal Creations have been some of my favorite kitchen accessories lately. I’ve been wanting a decanter, and Christian and I have loved using this one as our weekend happy hour enabler. 🙂 We read this article and have really loved seeing how letting your wine breathe can really enhance the taste. We tested it out with one of our favorite bottles, and I definitely felt like I could really taste the richness even more so having let it breathe in the decanter beforehand.

Thanks for reading – and if you try this recipe, let me know what you think. A big WELCOME to any of you coming from our super fun Everygirl Home Tour today!  And don’t forget to enter the Nordstrom giveaway! XO –

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10 thoughts on “Lightened Up Caesar Salad

  1. Greek yogurt is amazing…you can put it in ANY recipe that calls for sour cream! You cannot taste any difference and the substance remains the same. My traditional sweet potato casserole rocks w/Greek yogurt and is much healthier now!

      1. I would listen to Lea. She knows her Greek info – she speaks the language and has a second home on an island in Greece. I believe you have been there before! 🙂 Opa!!!

        1. I agree to everything said above! Lea – I did not know that Chobani wasn’t considered authentic?! Good to know! XO

    1. Aw thanks Laura! Thanks so much for reading and tell me you’ll make this recipe. Seriously it’s so good!

    1. Thanks so much Carmen! I’ve read The EveryGirl for so many years so to say I was excited to be featured is an understatement!


  2. We love caesar salad in our nest as well but if you do venture out for some try Sea & Smoke in Del Mar they use fresh anchovies. As for dressings always best to make your own that way you know what’s in it, including yogurt. Nothing beats homemade but if I had to eat yogurt from a store hands down fage is the way to go. Happy Nesting.

    1. Great suggestion – thanks so much for sharing! I love any reason to travel to Del Mar. 🙂

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