Salad/ Side Dish

Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing

Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing. This dressing makes a perfect Caesar Salad. Beyond the Chicken Coop

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

Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing. This dressing makes a perfect Caesar Salad. Beyond the Chicken Coop

When I was in college, I worked in  a fancy little restaurant. We made Caesar salads table-side.  This was quite impressive and very intimidating for me at the beginning.  This was my first introduction to Caesar salad and we didn’t measure anything….just a little of this and a little of that!  And we couldn’t taste it midway through 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.

I ate a lot of Caesar salad during that time.  Although not at the restaurant.  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.

Creamy Caesar Salad

My Caesar salads today have changed.  I tend to make Creamy Caesar Salad now and somewhere along the way I stopped using anchovies in the dressing.  I’m not certain when I switched to a creamy dressing, but it is my go-to Caesar dressing. Unlike a traditional Caesar dressing, this Creamy Caesar dressing can be made ahead of time.

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Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Creamy Caesar Dressing

Course: Salad
Servings: 4 people
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
Assemble the Salad
  • 1 head Romaine lettuce chopped
  • 1 cup croutons
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan Cheese
Instructions
  1. To make the dressing, add all dressing ingredients to a blender or food processor. Process until all ingredients are incorporated.
  2. Store in a covered container and refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. To make the salad, place prepared lettuce in a large bowl. Add about 1/4 cup dressing. Toss with salad forks so dressing covers all lettuce leaves. Add a bit more dressing if needed.
  4. Add croutons and grated Parmesan cheese. Toss salad again. Serve with fresh ground black pepper.

Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing made without anchovies. This dressing can be made ahead of time and is my go-to Caesar dressing. Beyond the Chicken Coop

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24 Comments

  • Reply
    Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary
    May 11, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    Super impressive you used to make these table side where you worked! I would have loved that! Caesar salad is such a classic and always delicious! This dressing sounds fabulous, Kathy! Love how creamy it is! Cheers, friend!

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass
    May 11, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Hi Kathy, this dressing looks amazing. I’ve had Caesar salad dressing made table side and it is quite impressive, good for you. I never thought about the fact that the person making it couldn’t taste test. (!) My husband has always been a little leery of this kind of dressing because of the anchovies. But I’m ok with it either way. Now I’m so curious to try your recipe without them. 🙂

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    Laura ~ Raise Your Garden
    May 12, 2016 at 3:33 am

    What a good idea! I’ve never made Caesar salad dressing before, around, it’s blue cheese dressing but I think that’s a Buffalo thing. Fun little restaurant story. It’s amazing how you pick up knowledge in life!

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    Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen
    May 12, 2016 at 4:49 am

    Everyone needs a yummy caesar salad dressing in their arsenal Kathy! Creamy Caesar is a fave of mine! Thanks for sharing!

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    Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry
    May 12, 2016 at 8:22 am

    I for one are glad there isn’t anchovies in this dressing. It adds a fishiness i’m not too crazy about.

    But this dressing looks just the right amount of tangy and creamy.

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    Kim | Low Carb Maven
    May 12, 2016 at 11:31 am

    It’s Caesar Salad all-the-way fro me, Kathy. It’s one of my low carb faves (minus the delicious croutons). The dressing sounds stellar and the salad looks amazing. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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    Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
    May 13, 2016 at 4:41 am

    This dressing looks simply amazing, Kathy. Love how tangy and creamy this looks. Wish you a great weekend.

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    Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen
    May 13, 2016 at 7:17 am

    Love this, Kathy. I haven’t had a Caesar salad in ages but I know what I’m having this weekend! Thanks for the recipe.

  • Reply
    Amanda
    May 13, 2016 at 7:54 am

    This is brilliant! I like Caesar dressing, but I have been trying to make my own for awhile. Now, I have one that seems very attainable. Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 14, 2016 at 5:30 am

      Very easy to make. Give it a try!

  • Reply
    GiGi Eats
    May 13, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Caesar Salads are quite possibly the BEST!!! I need to figure out a way to make it dairy free yet still TASTE LIKE IT!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 14, 2016 at 5:30 am

      That’s always a challenge.

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    Smitha
    May 14, 2016 at 2:30 am

    I have never made ceasar salad or even tasted it. This salad dressing is creamy and rich. Salad is coloful and scrumptious

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 14, 2016 at 5:29 am

      You need to give it a try!

  • Reply
    Manali @ CookWithManali
    May 14, 2016 at 10:03 am

    I love caesar salad, the dressing sounds amazing Kathy!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 15, 2016 at 4:21 am

      It makes a great salad!

  • Reply
    Suzi
    May 15, 2016 at 4:59 am

    Ahhhh….those tableside Ceasars were the best! I don’t think I could remember all the proportions any more. I do remember trying to leave one bitty piece of lettuce in the bowl so I could sample my creation once back in the kitchen. Love that you omitted the egg!

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      Kathy
      May 16, 2016 at 4:40 am

      I wonder how many Caesar Salads we made back then….

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    Katie Crenshaw
    May 15, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Kathy, this Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing looks delicious! I love that you can make it ahead of time. Caesar Salad is one of our favorite salads in our house. I will make it soon!!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 16, 2016 at 4:39 am

      Making it ahead of time is awesome! I just made a triple batch for a family get-together.

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    David @ Spiced
    May 16, 2016 at 5:07 am

    I’ve made my own Thousand Island dressing before (yum!), but never Caesar. Caesar salads are one of my go-to salads though…so I definitely need to try this one out. And I second the lack of anchovies. 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 17, 2016 at 4:41 am

      Homemade is definitely the way to go!

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    karrie @ Tasty Ever After
    May 18, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Caesar is my Mom’s favorite salad so I grew up eating it every week. Love your creamy dressing recipe and will send it to my Mom so she can try it too! Also, love the story of you making caesars tableside at the restaurant. I would have been super scared! lol! 🙂

    • Reply
      Kathy
      May 18, 2016 at 5:50 pm

      It was a lot of pressure! Somehow I made it through.

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