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Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing

Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing stored in a glass container.

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

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

Caesar Salad made with creamy Caesar Dressing.

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.

What is Caesar Dressing made of?

This is my version of Caesar dressing. This Caesar dressing consists of

  • Mayonnaise
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Garlic
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Red wine or white wine vinegar
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Pepper

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

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

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Creamy Caesar Salad dressing in a small jar.

 

If you make this recipe, Iā€™d love to hear about it! Leave a comment below or snap a picture and tag me on Instagram #beyondthechickencoop

5 from 8 votes
Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing stored in a glass container.
Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Creamy Caesar Dressing

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caesar dressing, creamy caesar dressing
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 113 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Add all dressing ingredients except Parmesan to a blender or food processor. Process until all ingredients are incorporated. Add Parmesan and pulse until blended.

  2. Store in a covered container and refrigerate until ready to use.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving (2 Tablespoons)
Calories 113 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 151mg 6%
Potassium 15mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 0.7%
Vitamin C 4.6%
Calcium 3.8%
Iron 0.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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34 Comments

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


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

    • Reply
      Kathy
      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


    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! šŸ™‚

  • 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 šŸ˜‰ . Great video to. Take care.

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