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Authentic Caesar Dressing is rich creamy and so much better homemade than from a jar. You are going to love how simple this really is and the savory flavor is going to WOW you! It will Change the way you eat anything Caesar forever!

Dressing is one of the best ways to add flavor, you can put dressings on so many things besides salad too. Try these dressings on what ever you desire, from chicken, to wraps, and marinades. Greek Salad Dressing, Avocado Ranch Dressing, and Cilantro Lime Dressing.

Rich and Creamy Authentic Caesar Dressing.

Authentic Caesar Salad Dressing

Now I know what you might be thinking…Anchovies? Gross! But trust me the only way to really get that incredible authentic Caesar flavor is to use Anchovies. They provide that briny blast of goodness and that rich umami flavor. Umami literally means pleasant savory taste, which is exactly what the anchovies provide. You don’t want to leave it out.

This is luscious, velvety smooth and tangy. It will really elevate your Caesar recipes. Knowing what’s in your dressing always brings peace of mind too. It’s so easy to throw together, you won’t buy from the store again.

Caesar Dressing Ingredients:

This is so good you’ll want to keep these ingredients on hand.

  • Anchovies in oil– Don’t be scared of anchovies, they are the authentic impeccable umami flavor of Caesar dressing. It’s a must have. Don’t worry it won’t be fishy. You can do this!
  • Garlic Cloves-Fresh garlic will give the best flavor.
  • Lemon Juice-recommend fresh lemon juice but if you don’t have it lemon juice from a bottle will work
  • Dijon Mustard-It’s another essential ingredient to giving the dressing it’s classic flavor.
  • Olive Oil– Olive oil mixes smoothly in dressings.
  • Parmesan Cheese-Use grated parmesan for easy mixing.
  • Pepper-Add just to taste

Making Authentic Dressing:

So simple to throw together. Seriously!

  1. In a food processor add the anchovies, egg yolks, garlic and lemon juice. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Add in the Dijon mustard, olive oil and parmesan cheese. Again pulse until smooth.

Making Rich and Creamy Authentic Caesar Dressing.

Tips for the Best Caesar Dressing:

  • Anchovies– These are usually found in the canned fish aisle of your store and sold in glass jars or flat tins. If you don’t really want to use the fillet you can sub for anchovy paste. 1 anchovy fillet equals 1/2 teaspoon of anchovy paste. It will give a slightly different flavor, but still works.
  • Capers– Still can’t do the anchovies? You can use capers instead, still not quite the same flavor but it will work. Start with 2 Tablespoons of capers and a splash of Worcestershire Sauce. Add more to taste.
  • Egg Yolks– If you are worried about the raw egg or you’re pregnant be sure to use pasteurized eggs or you can use mayonnaise.  Substitute 1 Tablespoon of mayo fo reach egg yolk.

Storing Salad Dressing:

  • Fridge– Because of the egg yolk in this dressing it needs to be refrigerated immediately if not using right away. This will keep up to 3 days.

Rich and Creamy Authentic Caesar Dressing.

Recipes to Use with this Amazing Dressing:

This can be use on anything Caesar related or get creative and use it where ever you crave this tasty dressing!

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Authentic Caesar Dressing

4.95 from 18 votes
By: Alyssa Rivers
Authentic Caesar Dressing is rich creamy and so much better homemade than from a jar. You are going to love how simple this really is and the savory flavor is going to WOW you! It will Change the way you eat anything Caesar forever!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 32 Tablespoons

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • In a food processor add the anchovies, egg yolks, garlic and lemon juice. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Add in the dijon mustard, olive oil and parmesan cheese. Continue to pulse until smooth.

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Notes

*If you don't want to use raw eggs, greek yogurt or mayonnaise is a good substitute.

Nutrition

Calories: 42kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 57mgPotassium: 10mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 28IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine: American, Greek
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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  1. 4 stars
    I found the Dijon ratio slightly overpowering, but balanced it back out with extra lemon juice. Good foundation!

    1. Being able to customize my dressings is why I love making them from scratch so much. Thanks for giving the recipe a try!

  2. 5 stars
    Really good. I added the juice of a whole lemon (more than 1/4 cup) because I like my dressings tangy, and a bit less than 1/2 cup parmesan. I also added 1 extra anchovy and mashed the anchovies and garlic with my pestle before adding it to the food processor. It made for a smoother dressing. My tweaks were minimal, adjusted to my taste. This will be my go-to recipe since I lost my fav recipe from years ago.

  3. 5 stars
    Great recipe, I would use a more neutral oil like avocado. We used an Italian evoo and it was a bit too bitter for my liking, other than that a great recipe.

  4. Dressing looks co sister with the original invented
    In Mexico!

    But the original used whole Romain lettuce leaves tossed in the dressing then topped with Parmesan and croutons

    No tearing the leaves up into pieces