Skinny Basil Caesar Cucumber Noodle Salad with Shrimp

Skinny Basil Caesar Cucumber Noodle Salad with Shrimp

I never really liked Caesar salads. I think my oh-so-refined tastebuds at a young age detected and detested the anchovies. Yea, right. Honestly, when I became the conscious age where salads were an important part of my diet for weight management, I found out that Caesar dressing was one of the fattiest. As a general rule of thumb, any dressings or sauces that are creamy are delicious for a reason: they most likely contain cream, eggs, sugar and/or butter.

Now enter the Greek yogurt craze. Better yet, enter Chobani. Chobani’s 0% plain non-fat yogurt enables the world to make creamy sauces once again: without the high fat and calorie content! It’s no secret that I use Greek yogurt in many of my pasta sauces – it’s an easy way to save some calories in a meal, without sacrificing flavor.

Today’s recipe is a skinny version of everyone’s beloved and hated Caesar. Better yet, it’s infused with basil and poured over a bed of cucumber noodles – crunchy, refreshing and love-handle-friendly. 

You won’t find the recipe on my blog, because I made it exclusively for Yummly! Click here for the full recipe.

Skinny Basil Caesar Cucumber Noodle Salad with Shrimp

Skinny Basil Caesar Cucumber Noodle Salad with Shrimp

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Ali - tried the link and it didn't work.

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cauliflower and carrot masala, totally normal meal on thanksgiving eve, right? 😅🥄

tomorrow we’re going to my BIL’s to hang out with Lu’s side of the family, and I’m excited to see everyone (it’s been YEARS!) and have the kids spend time with their cousins, aunts and uncles 🙏🏼

for the curry, simmer cauliflower, carrots, a jar of @mayakaimalfoods, and 2 cups of @bonafideprovisions veggie broth in a large pot for 20 minutes or until thickened to your preference. add cooked lentils, stir, and serve with jasmine rice, chutney and toasted naan. easy 30 minute meal 👏🏼 not exactly thanksgiving-friendly, but worth a share!

safe travels today and tomorrow and wishing everyone a safe and happy thanksgiving 🦃 I’m so grateful for you
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