It seems like everyone loves Caesar Salad. The classic dressing is made with raw eggs and contains a lot of salt. While salt may taste good, most Americans consume way too much salt in their normal diet compared to recommended amounts. Too much salt in the diet may lead to elevated blood pressure. Extra salt in your diet may also lead to damage to your heart, kidneys , brain and other organs.
A Caesar Salad with No Raw Eggs
I got to work in my kitchen and made this revised “no egg” recipe. It relies on a raw cashew cream to provide the body and consistency normally provided by the raw egg. I also cut back on added salt, and ended up with a delicious “no egg” alternative that contains 290 mg of sodium (still a little high, but not impossible) and 150 calories per serving.
What are the risks of eating raw eggs?
Eating unpasteurized raw eggs is not recommended due to the risks of getting a food borne illness such as salmonella. The Centers for Disease Control estimates that approximately 1.2 million illnesses and 450 deaths occur due to non-typhoidal Salmonella annually in the United States. In order to stay safe traditional caesar salad doesn’t typically make the cut, unless it has been made with pasteurized eggs.