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Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing

March 4, 2019 (Last Updated: June 12, 2020)

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This creamy Caesar salad dressing is a delicious take on a classic Caesar Salad dressing.  This dressing can be made ahead of time and is made without anchovies.

Salad topped with croutons and parmesan cheese.

When I was in college, I worked in  a small fine dining restaurant. We made Caesar salads table-side. We wheeled out a cart and mixed up the dressing, added the lettuce and croutons and then served it up. 

It was quite impressive and very intimidating for me at the beginning.  It was my first introduction to Caesar salad

We didn’t measure anything….just a little of this and a little of that! We couldn’t taste the dressing as we were making it to see how it tasted.

 I made some amazing Caesar salads, according to my guests. And I’m also certain I had some that were a little less desirable when I didn’t get the oil/vinegar ratio correct. We didn’t get to measure anything, we just poured the oil and vinegar from little cruets. 

I ate a lot of Caesar salad during that time.  I started making them at home.  That was my practice arena.

 I wanted to make a really spectacular Caesar salad every time in the restaurant so I practiced a lot.  Plus, I really loved eating Caesar salad.

Ingredients for making Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing .

Does Caesar Salad Dressing have anchovies?

You can add anchovies, but this recipe does not use anchovies.

My Caesar salads today have changed since I first began making them.  I tend to make Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing now and somewhere along the way I stopped using anchovies in the dressing. Unlike a traditional Caesar dressing, this Creamy Caesar dressing can be made ahead of time.

Does Caesar Salad Dressing have eggs?

Traditional Caesar dressing is made using eggs. My recipe does not use eggs. I’ve used mayonnaise as a binder instead. 

How long does Caesar Salad Dressing last?

Caesar dressing can last up to two weeks in the refrigerator. If the dressing separates, just stir until it comes back together. 

A jar full of Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing on a wooden cutting board with lettuce in a bowl behind the dressing.

What can I add to a Caesar Salad?

You can add a grilled chicken breast, grilled salmon, or thinly sliced cooked steak. All of the items can be added warm or cold. 

This creamy dressing is also used when making a Chicken Caesar Wrap.

Other Great Salads

If you are looking for other great salad recipes, check out this Tuna Cobb Salad and Oriental Chicken Salad. If you are looking for other homemade dressings, you’ll want to try this homemade blue cheese dressing

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A small glass crock filled with a creamy white salad dressing.


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Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing stored in a glass container.

Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing

Creamy Caesar Dressing
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people
Calories 113 kcal


  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 Juice of a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Red or White Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese


  • Add all dressing ingredients except Parmesan to a blender or food processor. Process until all ingredients are incorporated. Add Parmesan and pulse until blended.
  • Store in a covered container and refrigerate until ready to use.



Serving: 2TablespoonsCalories: 113kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 151mgPotassium: 15mgVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 3.8mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword caesar dressing, creamy caesar dressing
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.

This recipe was originally published in May of 2016. I have updated the pictures and the recipe and added a video. 

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  • Reply
    October 25, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    I would use one garlic clove , a bit strong for me, but delicious otherwise👍

    • Reply
      October 25, 2020 at 6:55 pm

      Hi Sandy,
      Garlic is one of those things people either love a ton of or hardly any at all. I’m usually somewhere in the middle! 🙂

  • Reply
    September 19, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    5 stars
    Kathy, it very much reminds me of the tableside Caesar you taught me how to make! I would sometimes leave a little piece of lettuce in the bowl so I could sample it once back in the kitchen. It is soooo good,and I’m glad I can use mayo instead of the egg! Caroline has had this salad in her lunch rotation for most of the summer, and the rest of the family now has it for dinner quite often! Had chicken Caesar tonight! Well done!

  • Reply
    Fred G
    April 9, 2019 at 7:06 am

    5 stars
    My wife made some dressing last night. The guests thought delightful.

    • Reply
      April 10, 2019 at 5:45 pm

      Glad they loved it! It’s a perfect make ahead dressing.

  • Reply
    David @ Spiced
    March 5, 2019 at 5:00 am

    5 stars
    This sounds awesome, Kathy! A creamy Caesar Salad dressing is probably one of my favorite salad dressings…right up there with a good blue cheese dressing. I’m totally going to make this soon. I’m thinking grilled chicken Caesar Salad will be on the menu here soon! 🙂

  • Reply
    Stacey | The Sugar Coated Cottage
    March 4, 2019 at 10:38 am

    Nothing beats a great caesar salad and as you know the dressing makes all the difference. You got a good education making this table side. I will keep this recipe handy 😉 . Great video to. Take care.

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