This Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing is creamy, rich, and flavorful. It’s a far cry from store bought dressing and couldn’t be easier to make.
Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing
This recipe for classic Caesar Salad Dressing is one of the creamiest Caesar dressing recipes I have ever tasted. It’s made in the traditional way, using raw egg yolk, freshly grated Parmesan, and a small amount of anchovy paste.
If the idea of raw eggs and anchovies isn’t quite your thing, we’ve got you covered. There are simple tweaks you can make that will still give you a delicious homemade Caesar dressing that is far better than anything from the grocery store.
Caesar Salad Dressing Ingredients
- Olive Oil - any kind of extra virgin olive oil will work great. You will slowly drizzle this into the blender at the end.
- Garlic - fresh minced garlic has the best flavor.
- Lemon Juice - make sure to use fresh lemon juice.
- Dijon Mustard - any kind of dijon mustard will work great.
- Worcestershire Sauce - this has loads of umami and builds some of the characteristic flavor of Caesar dressing.
- Egg Yolks - yolks are what will help to emulsify the dressing and make it ultra creamy. If you don't want to use raw egg yolks, you can substitute about ¼ cup of mayo but it won’t be quite as creamy.
- Parmesan Cheese - use freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
- Pepper - freshly ground tastes best.
- Anchovy Paste - this is optional but will really enhance the flavor. If you don’t have anchovy paste, you can substitute a bit more Worcestershire sauce or a dash of fish sauce.
How to Make Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing
- Blend ingredients. In a blender, add the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, egg yolks, Parmesan cheese, black pepper, and anchovy paste (if using). Blend until smooth.
- Drizzle in the olive oil. Blend until smooth, then slowly drizzle oil into the blender while blending until emulsified. Finish with salt and pepper to taste if desired.
- Serve. Use immediately on your favorite Caesar salad, or store in the fridge for up to 1 week. Enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
While they are a classic flavor component of Caesar dressing, you don’t absolutely have to add anchovies. If you either don’t have or don’t want to use anchovy paste for your Caesar Dressing, you can substitute a bit more worcestershire sauce or a little fish sauce.
If you would rather not use raw eggs in your dressing, you can substitute ¼ cup of mayonnaise.
You can store your Caesar Dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
If you don’t have a blender, you can use an immersion blender. A food processor is another option.
Storing Caesar Dressing
- Refrigerator: store in a glass jar or any other airtight container for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.
Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe
- ⅓ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 cloves Garlic minced
- 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice
- 1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
- 3 large Egg Yolks
- ½ cup Parmesan Cheese finely grated
- ½ teaspoon Black Pepper or to taste
- 1 teaspoon Anchovy Paste optional
- In a blender, add the olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, dijon mustard, worcheshire sauce, egg yolks, Parmesan cheese, black pepper, and anchovy paste (if using).
- Blend until smooth, then slowly drizzle oil into the blender while blending until emulsified.
- Use immediately on your favorite Caesar salad, or store in the fridge for up to 1 week. Enjoy!
More Homemade Salad Dressings Recipes To Try
- Homemade Ranch Dressing
- Southwest Ranch Dressing
- Garlic Basil Hemp Aioli
- Easy Homemade Fresh Salsa Recipe
- Pesto Ranch Dressing
- Honey Mustard Dressing
- More Salad Recipes
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This creamy homemade Caesar Salad Dressing is a far cry from the what you can buy at the grocery store. It's a classic Caesar dressing recipe made with egg yolks, anchovy paste, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.