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Under 30 Minutes

Caesar Salad with Spicy Shrimp

Using light mayonnaise and lime juice in the dressing considerably reduces the calories and fat in this salad. Chili powder adds spice to the shrimp and chip croutons. This recipe is featured in the "Everyday Food: Light" book.

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  • Servings: 4
  • Yield: Serves 4
Caesar Salad with Spicy Shrimp

Source: Everyday Food, 2004


  • 4 corn tortillas (5-inch)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3/4 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for garnish
  • 4 anchovy fillets, rinsed and minced
  • 1 large head romaine lettuce (1 1/2 pounds), cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place tortillas on a baking sheet. Brush both sides with 1 teaspoon oil; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, and season with salt and pepper. Bake until golden brown and crisp, turning once, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool, then break into pieces.

  2. Heat broiler. In a large bowl, toss shrimp with remaining teaspoon each oil and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper. Lay shrimp flat on a broiler pan, and cook until browned and opaque throughout, turning once, 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lime juice, Parmesan, anchovies, and up to 2 tablespoons water. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. To serve, toss lettuce with dressing. Divide among plates, and top each with shrimp and broken tortillas. Garnish with more Parmesan.

Reviews (18)

  • mrietze 8 Jul, 2014

    Simple, easy and fresh! Tortillas and shrimp were made as directed but we had bottled Light Caesar dressing on hand so it was used instead. Already made this recipe few times. Delicious!

  • ADweddings 19 Jan, 2012

    simple and delicious

  • wthomas4 28 Aug, 2010

    For those of us not as tech savy as oldestgal, it would be nice to have the nutrition info included. Just saying...

  • oldestgal 27 Aug, 2010

    OK - is it SO HARD TO FIGURE OUT THE NUTRITIONAL INFO YOURSELF? There are lots of resources on the web to do this...
    I'm interested in what people have to say about the TASTE.
    Just sayin....

  • nitabita 30 Jul, 2008

    i would like to see the nutritional facts as well-my doctor has advised me to cut out the salt from my diet. thanx!

  • HeatherA 23 Jul, 2008

    When saying a lighter version does this take into play salt and fat content. A print out of the nutrition facts would be great at the end of each selection.

  • shansen10 7 May, 2008

    I add my voice to those who would like to see the nutritional information.
    Thanks :)

  • treecia 27 Feb, 2008

    fourteen here! need simpler intructions yo. and btw if u dont have those type of ermm utensil than what can u use in subsitude of that

  • krystadesigns 27 Jan, 2008

    For those who want the nutritional value for this recipe, I found it in my hard copy collection of Everyday Food, Issue 9. It's 282 cal. per serving; 12.6 g. of fat; 23.6 g. of protein; 18.6 g. of carbs; 4.3 g. of fiber.

    Instead of light mayo, you could also try soy mayo. Enjoy!

  • kclauhs 17 Jan, 2008

    This is 5 points if you use fat free mayo!

  • mmsrjs 9 Jan, 2008


  • LAURIEWESTGATE 5 Jan, 2008

    Need the nutritional info for my points count (Weight Watchers)

  • kkt 4 Jan, 2008

    Yes, we do need the nutrition info!

  • Happy_to 4 Jan, 2008

    It says it's 4 servings, Danny, but NI would be nice, particuarly for those following weight watchers.

  • silvercreek 4 Jan, 2008

    I agree that we need the nutritional info. My husband is a diabetic and so I since I do the cooking i have to watch the carbs for him

  • pamelakayhallfrisch 4 Jan, 2008

    Please add nutritional information including fat, calories, carbs etc. Thanks.

  • DannyJDC 4 Jan, 2008

    Please give nutritional info along with how many servings. As a prediabetic we need all the info if its to be useful to us! Carbs, cholesterol AND calories all count!Thanks!

  • catka 4 Jan, 2008

    I would like to see nutritional information added to all the recipes for those of us who have to watch our weight! Thanks :)

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