Salads are often a go-to meal for anyone trying to eat healthy, but they can quickly turn into a sugar and calorie trap. Caesar salads are no exception—in fact, they’re one of the biggest offenders. Piles of crunchy croutons, chunks of Parmesan cheese, and a heavy ladle of dressing may make it taste uber delicious, but as with many indulgent meals, the ubiquitous salad can leave you feeling not so great.
Fortunately, a few small kitchen hacks will have you—and your body—screaming, “Hail, Caesar!” And don’t worry, these seven Caesar salad recipes don’t skimp on taste.
Meet our favorite lettuceless salad. This dish uses shaved Brussels sprouts and parsley for the leaves and an egg-based dressing to bind it all together. Paleo, dairy-free, and gluten-free, it’s the perfect Caesar side dish for anyone sticking to a specific diet. To make it a bit more filling (and flavorful), add turkey bacon bits or sliced chicken.