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The Best Caesar Salad Dressing

Experience caesar salad perfection with the best caesar salad dressing. Creamy, tangy and bursting with flavor, this recipe is a winner!

The Best Caesar Salad Dressing

This caesar salad dressing recipe is perfect for all of your summer salads. Make this delicious zesty dressing for a classic caesar, kale caesar salad or even pasta or potato salad!

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What is Caesar salad dressing?

Caesar dressing is a versatile condiment that is made using simple ingredients from the grocery store. A salad staple everywhere – this homemade dressing is beyond easy to make ahead and use year round.

Traditional Caesar dressing combines mayo, fresh parmesan cheese, fresh garlic and a number of seasonings. Follow this easy recipe for the best results, promise!

The Best Caesar Salad Dressing

Creating a healthy Caesar dressing at home is far easier than you would think!  Honestly, it only takes five minutes and tastes far superior to any store-bought dressing.

My favorite salads to pair with our summer time grilling are any that include fresh romaine lettuce and this healthy caesar salad dressing. We’ve been perfecting this recipe for years now and after many seasons of taste testing by friends and family, it’s finally here!

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

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Caesar Salad Dressing Ingredients
Caesar Salad Dressing Ingredients

Homemade Caesar Dressing Recipe

Ingredients:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Juice from half a lemon, about 2 Tbsp
  • Garlic cloves
  • Brown mustard
  • Anchovy paste
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
Caesar Dressing with Brown Mustard

Dijon mustard is often an ingredient in caesar dressing but we prefer to use a spicy brown mustard like this one from Primal Kitchen.  Don’t let an aversion to dijon stop you from making delicious caesar dressing at home.

Squeeze fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Juice half a lemon.
Caesar dressing add cheese and garlic

2. Combine all of the ingredients into a small mixing bowl.

Caesar salad dressing hand mixer

3. Use a hand blender to mix into a smooth consistency.

Tip: If the sauce is too thick, add more lemon juice.

4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

This recipe makes enough dressing for two family-sized caesar salads.

The Best Caesar Salad Dressing

How do I store this sauce?

The dressing can be stored in an airtight container for a few weeks. We like to keep this easy dressing in a mason jar in the fridge to use all summer long.

The Best Caesar Salad Dressing

This creamy caesar salad dressing comes together perfectly with the ingredients listed, however you can play with the original recipe by adding a few things to those basic ingredients. Create your own salad dressing recipe that the family is sure to love!

Simply add or substitute ingredients to your liking.

Variations

  • Use anchovy fillets or fish sauce for that fishy flavor.
  • Combine avocado oil and raw eggs in a food processor to make homemade mayonaisse.  Use this instead of store bought mayo for a healthier version.
  • Substitute Miracle Whip for the mayonnaise for added zip!
  • Extra virgin olive oil may be used instead of fresh lemon juice.
  • Add garlic powder or onion powder to taste.
  • Try adding this sauce to your next potato salad!
  • Good quality, plain greek yogurt may also be used instead of mayo.
  • Add lemon zest or toss in another garlic clove or two for even more flavor!
The Best Caesar Salad Dressing

We went house boating this spring and didn’t pack enough dressing for all of the salads we had planned. So, in a pinch, we added an extra cup of mayo and a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice to the original recipe and it turned out just as good!

The Best Caesar Salad Dressing

This sauce is delicious on just about anything! But most especially fresh salad or anything that has been grilled.

What to serve this dressing with?

The Best Caesar Salad Dressing

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The Best Caesar Salad Dressing

The Best Caesar Salad Dressing

Yield: 2 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Experience caesar salad perfection with the best caesar salad dressing. Creamy, tangy and bursting with flavor, this recipe is a winner!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • Juice from half a lemon, about 2 Tbsp
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp brown mustard
  • 1 tsp anchovy paste
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Juice half a lemon.
  2. Combine ingredients into a medium bowl.
  3. Use a hand blender to mix into a smooth consistency.
  4. Add salt & pepper to taste.

Notes

Makes enough dressing for two family-sized, five serving caesar salads.

If the dressing is too thick, add more lemon juice.

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I'm an active mom of twin boys who is always looking for opportunities to inspire creativity through fun crafts, do-it-yourself projects and delicious recipes. This blog has been an integral part of supporting my little family and I am so grateful to have you become a part of our journey! Let's create together... Read more...

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Hi Heather, Made this last night in a pinch. Oh my word! Didn’t have the anchovy paste but mixed up everything else as directed. It didn’t matter because this was so delicious!!! No more store bought Caesar dressing for this gal! Thank you for a superb recipe. Wish I could leave a 5 star but doesn’t have star rating.

Okay gotcha. Added the star rating now! Easily a 5 star!!!

Hi Heather. My family justed loved this recipe. 5 stars. I wanted to know if I used 1 cup of Avocado oil & a fresh egg & add the other ingredients and it that way, would it turn out. I’m a few Canadian from Northern Ontario.

How much fish sauce would you recommend if you don’t have anchovy paste?