Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

Ever find yourself staring at all of the different salad dressings at the grocery store wondering why you can’t taste test them before buying? Have you ever picked up a jar of dressing that looks so dreamy that you fork over $6, excited to finally have a reason to pack salads for lunch just to get it home and have it not live up to your expectations? Well this homemade dressing will solve all of your problems.

This caesar dressing has a lot of ingredients but good news, You can control them to make the exact dressing you want. This dressing is creamy with a zesty, peppery and garlicky punch.

I use three cloves of garlic and anchovy paste. Because you’re making this at home, you have the luxury of modifying. You can start with one garlic clove and add more at the end if you find it needs more (before you take out the food processor blade). You can also omit the anchovy paste, it does provide a unique flavor for caesar salad, however if you’re not interested in it or allergic, you can remove it and still enjoy all the other flavors.

I love making this dressing, it’s so good and surprisingly easy to make. It’s good on any-kind of salad, or if you’re like me, I dip bread into it too.

It keeps in the refrigerator for about a week – you may need to add a little drizzle of olive oil or water and whisk to loosen it up because it doesn’t have any shelf-life preservatives in it like our store-bought brands.

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

  • Servings: 1/2 cup
  • Difficulty: easy
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1 Egg Yolk
1 TBSP Dijon Mustard
Juice of 1/2 of a Lemon
3 cloves of Garlic – smashed
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp of Anchovy Paste
1/4 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 tsp Red Wine Vinegar
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese – shredded
1/2-1 cup of Olive Oil


Add all the ingredients, except the olive oil, into the food processor.

Turn the food processor on and let it combine.

As the food processor runs, add in the olive oil, start with 1/2 cup of olive oil and continue to add in more olive oil until you reach the consistency you want for your dressing.

It should look similar to this. If you added the entire 1 cup of olive oil, you may need another pinch of salt.

Taste it! Add in anything you may want to (more garlic, salt). Once you’re done, remove the blade and stir again with a spoon.

Note: If you want a thinner dressing, you can add in water until you reach the consistency you want to have. Adding more olive oil will cause the dressing to become bitter.

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