This Easy Homemade Caesar Dressing Recipe whips up in 5 minutes, and is creamy with a salty, garlicky, umami flavor (and it’s not fishy!).
Shabby chic is one of my favorite styles.
I love little twists and oxymorons that doen’t seem to go together, but in the end, go together seamlessly. They help keep classics not only alive, but fresh and exciting. Take this Easy Homemade Caesar Dressing Recipe.
There’s nothing new about it, and I don’t think there needs to be. It is absolute perfection in its classic form. Creamy, salty, garlicky, umami. Wonderful.
But I also think it’s fun to use a classic Caesar dressing in a more non-orthodox salad with things like turkey bacon and crushed breadsticks instead of croutons!
Like so many of my meals these days, this was a meal that came together in minutes, including the time it took to make the dressing. It was a busy day and I had a friend coming over for lunch and I needed something fabulous in no time flat. And this fit the bill perfectly!
She had no idea that lunch was so quick to whip up and I wasn’t volunteering the information, lol. I even had time to make my favorite Chocolate Avocado Pudding for dessert! I’d call that a good day.
Easy Homemade Caesar Dressing Recipe
If you’ve never had homemade Caesar dressing before, you should give it a try. It really couldn’t be easier!
And if you’re put off by the anchovies, don’t worry, the end result doesn’t taste fishy. I know I will be making this dressing over and over, especially during the hot summer months when a light, refreshing meal is all I’m in the mood for.
Pro Tip: You can use 1/3 teaspoon of salt instead of the anchovies, but it won’t have quite the same depth of flavor. Either way, be sure you don’t skip the Worcestershire sauce, which also has anchovy!
More Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes to Make:
- Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing
- Homemade Italian Dressing
- Blue Cheese Dressing
- Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Best Salad Dressing
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Easy Homemade Caesar Dressing Recipe
- 2 large cloves garlic peeled
- 2 small-medium anchovy fillets
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Pulse the garlic and anchovies together in a food processor.
- Add the egg yolk and process until smooth.
- Drizzle in the olive oil a bit at a time until completely incorporated, and then with the motor still running, drizzle in the lemon juice.
- Add the Worcestershire, Dijon, and black pepper, and pulse to combine.
- Taste and add additional salt and pepper as desired.
- Store in a sealed jar in the fridge up to 5 days.
- This recipe makes about 3/4 cup of salad dressing, or about 6 (2-tablespoon-sized) servings.
- Anchovy Fillets Substitution: You can use 1/3 teaspoon of salt instead, but it won’t have quite the same depth of flavor. Either way, be sure you don’t skip the Worcestershire sauce, which also has anchovy!
- To Make the Salad in the Photos in This Post: Line a large bowl with 3 large handfuls of mixed salad greens. Add 1 to 2 crushed store-bought breadsticks, 2 slices of crisped turkey bacon, 2 tablespoons of freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and about 2 tablespoons of homemade Caesar dressing. Serve immediately.
This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on June 12, 2013. I updated it with more information on August 26, 2020.
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Kiran @ KiranTarun.com says
Love this healthier version of caesar dressing, packed with yummy flavors :)
Kim - Liv Life says
My daughter positively adores a good Ceasar, but I actually haven’t made it at home for her. I’m going to teach her how to make this one!!
Ceaser salad and dressing are a classic that I could never tire of. But I can’t believe I’ve never made the dressing from scratch. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe and yummy salad!
ashley - baker by nature says
I love homemade Caesar salads! This post remind me I am waaaaaay overdue for one! xo
Half of the joy of caesar is a crunchy bread addition and you have that covered with bacon or breadsticks.
My favorite caesar (from a great old restaurant in LA) has celery seed in it… I can’t imagine using bottled dressing!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
I love your homemade dressing and fresh salad, so tasty!
Alyssa (Everyday Maven) says
Love this and that serving bowl – it’s gorgeous!
[email protected] says
Love the substitution of the mixed greens for the romaine and adding the bacon! Haven’t made Caesar dressing in a while – thanks for the beautiful inspiration!!!
dixya| food, pleasure, and health says
i have been wanting to make my own salad dressing and this sounds just perfect.
Kelsey @aslolife says
Love the idea of adding a little turkey bacon to caesar salad–looks delish!
Delicious and much healthier than the original recipe.
Looks totally amazing. I’ll take mine without the fishies please ;)