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Homemade Caesar Dressing Recipe without Anchovies

Homemade Caesar Dressing Recipe without Anchovies

Skip the store-bought bottles of this classic dressing and make your own restaurant quality homemade caesar dressing at home. It’s easy to make a creamy caesar dressing with just a few basic ingredients!

Caesar dressing is a classic that’s perfect for salads, wraps, pasta dishes, and more. This recipe for homemade caesar dressing contains no anchovies. Plus, it’s really easy to make a simple homemade caesar salad dressing.

It’s worth it to make your salad dressings. All you need are a few simple ingredients like a mayonnaise base, as well as olive oil, lemon juice, garlic and Parmesan cheese. And it’s easy to make too – just blend all the ingredients together in a food processor or blender.

The traditional version of the classic caesar dressing contains anchovy flavor.

Once you’ve made this creamy dressing yourself, you’ll know exactly what’s in it and you’ll be able to customize the recipe however you like. It’s also cheaper to make your own dressing than to buy it at the store.

Homemade Caesar Salad dressing without Anchovies

What is the history of caesar salad?

The caesar salad was invented in 1924 by an Italian Immigrant and restaurateur named Caesar Cardini. He originally created a homemade caesar salad recipe as a way to use up leftovers from the kitchen, and the traditional caesar salad quickly became a popular dish at his restaurant.

Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing is a great recipe full of savory flavor that’s perfect for any occasion! Whether you’re looking for a light starter or a hearty main dish, this easy caesar dressing is sure to please. So next time you’re in the mood for something special, give caesar salad a try!

Homemade Caesar Salad dressing without Anchovies

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe without Whole Anchovies

Dressing Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 rounded teaspoon)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese or parmigiano reggiano
Homemade Caesar Salad dressing without Anchovies

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Homemade Recipe

In a blender jar, add the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, garlic, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, white wine vinegar, salt, and black pepper.

Puree the ingredients in the blender on low until totally mixed.

With the blender running on low, slowly add the olive oil in a steady drizzle.

Add the parmesan cheese and blend the final product for 2 to 3 seconds longer or until well mixed.

Homemade Caesar Salad dressing without Anchovies

How to Store Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing 

For best results, the finished dressing is best if served immediately but can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for 2 hours or in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. If the dressing separates in the refrigerator, just shake to blend.

Homemade Caesar Salad dressing without Anchovies

How to Make a Classic Caesar Salad

A caesar salad is a delicious salad made by tossing crisp romaine lettuce with Caesar dressing, homemade croutons, Parmesan cheese and bacon. Serve the homemade dressing over freshly chopped romaine lettuce with croutons and freshly grated Parmesan cheese in a large bowl.

How to Make Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing?

To make your caesar salad dressing vegan, exchange the Worcestershire sauce and mayonnaise for vegan substitutes. A high quality olive oil works best. Other oils can be substituted if needed. 

Homemade Caesar Salad dressing without Anchovies
Homemade Caesar Salad dressing without Anchovies

Homemade Caesar Dressing Recipe without Anchovies

Yield: 1 1/2 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Skip the store-bought bottles of this classic dressing and make your own restaurant quality homemade caesar dressing at home. It's easy to make a creamy caesar dressing with just a few basic ingredients!

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (about 1 rounded teaspoon)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

In a blender jar, add the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, garlic, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, white wine vinegar, salt, and black pepper.

Puree the ingredients in the blender on low until totally mixed.

With the blender running on low, slowly add the olive oil in a steady drizzle.

Add the parmesan cheese and blend for 2 to 3 seconds longer or until well mixed.

To make a caesar salad: Serve the dressing over freshly chopped romaine lettuce with croutons and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Notes

How to Store Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing 

For best results, the finished dressing is best if served immediately but can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for 2 hours or in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. If the dressing separates in the refrigerator, just shake to blend.

How to Make Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing?

To make your caesar salad dressing vegan, exchange the Worcestershire sauce and mayonnaise for vegan substitutes. A high quality olive oil works best. Other oils can be substituted if needed. 

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