Super Low Calorie Caesar Salad on a Stick


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Here’s a new twist on Caesar salad! It’s such a fun way to serve salad. You might have already tried my Low Carb Salad on a Stick, Italian-Style. These Caesar salad ones are also very low in carbs and calories and taste yummy. Great for company or really anytime. In addition, they make an easy appetizer or picnic food. Each salad stick has only 43 calories, 2 grams of fat and 1 Weight Watchers SmartPoints.

Prep Time: 15 minutes


Ingredients

4 cups romaine lettuce, chopped into large chunks (a bag of chopped romaine lettuce will work)

16 small cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes

2 tablespoons light Caesar dressing such as Girard’s light Caesar, Cardini’s Light Caesar, or Cardini’s Light Caesar Vinaigrette, see shopping tips

4 teaspoons Parmesan cheese, grated

4 wooden (bamboo) or other disposable skewers (such as plastic), see shopping tips


Instructions

1. To make each salad stick:
a. Make a small stack of lettuce (about ¼ cup of lettuce) and thread onto stick.
b. Next add 1 tomato.
c. Add 1 more stack of lettuce
.
d. Add 1 tomato
.
e. Repeat these steps 2 more times ending with 1 tomato on top.
f. Repeat steps to make the remaining 3 salad sticks.
g. Place salad sticks on a serving plate. Drizzle each with 2 teaspoons salad dressing and sprinkle ½ teaspoon Parmesan cheese on each.

2. These can be prepped in advance and stored in the refrigerator. Drizzle the dressing and sprinkle with cheese just before serving.

3. This recipe can be doubled, tripled and so on.

Makes 4 serving. Each serving 1 salad stick with dressing and cheese


Shopping Tips
I found the wooden (bamboo) skewers at the supermarket in the baking aisle where baking pans are displayed. They are also sold at stores such as Bed, Bath and Beyond. Or you can use wooden chop sticks instead.

My 3 favorite store bought dressings for these salad sticks are Girard’s Light Caesar Dressing, Cardini’s Light Caesar or Cardini’s Light Caesar Vinaigrette. They are all delicious reduced-fat dressings. They’re sold in most large supermarket chains in the salad dressing aisle. I found them at Von’s/Safeway. Or, use your favorite light Caesar or Italian dressing.


Weight Watchers SmartPoints
1
Weight Watchers POINTS PLUS
1
Weight Watchers
(old points) 1


SKINNY FACTS: for 1 salad stick (includes dressing and cheese)
43 calories, 2g fat, 0g sat. fat, 1mg chol, 2g prot, 5g carbs, 1g fiber, 99mg sodium, 1g sugar