Source: Nancy Hughes | Category: Salads

Caesar Style Salad With Whole Wheat Croutons

The whole wheat croutons that top this popular salad are a healthier alternative to your regular croutons.

Caesar Style Salad With Whole Wheat Croutons


  • 3 slices whole wheat bread, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • Dressing
  • 1/2 cup nonfat buttermilk 125 mL
  • 1 Tbsp canola mayonnaise 15 mL
  • 2 Tbsp fat free sour cream 30 mL
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard 10 mL
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano leaves 4 mL
  • 1/4 tsp salt 1 mL
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper .5 mL
  • Salad
  • 6 cups torn romaine lettuce (6 oz/170g total) 1.5L
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion 60 mL
  • 2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese 30 mL


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 °F (180 °C).
  • 2. Place the bread cubes on a cookie sheet in a single layer and bake 11-12 minutes or until browned. Remove from oven and set aside to cool completely until hard (about 8-10 minutes).
  • 3. Meanwhile, combine the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth
  • 4. At time of serving place the lettuce and onion in a large bowl. Pour in the dressing and toss until coated thoroughly. Add croutons and Parmesan; toss gently yet thoroughly. Serve.


4 servings.

serving size

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Total Fat5 g
Saturated Fat1 g
Cholesterol5 mg
Carbohydrates17 g
Fiber4 g
Protein6 g
Sodium430 mg