How to Make a Delicious Ceasar Salad Dressing - A Garlic Lovers Ceasar Salad Dressing Recipe

The World's Best Ceasar Salad Dressing

How to Make a Great Ceasar Salad Dressing - A Garlic Lovers Recipe

A Delicious Ceasar Salad Dressing recipe is worth its weight in gold! It's amazing how few restaurants know how to make a great ceasar salad dressing. Ceasar salad dressing is easily the one thing I have been most disappointed in, when dining out. Especially when you consider this is usually eaten as an appetizer to the main meal, there is nothing worse than having an unappetizing ceasar salad.

The downfalls are many, and include the use of bottled dressing, not enough garlic, too much garlic (yes, its hard to believe but too much garlic can happen), or simply missing other necessary ingredients or combination thereof. The best Ceasar Salad Dressing is a good example of where the greater whole is a sum of its parts. In other words, you can't omit any part (because you don't like the taste - blue cheese, anchoves) or the final product will not be great as it was meant to be.

Believe me, I am not a fan of blue cheese or anchoves by themselves, but to make a delicious ceasar salad dressing, they play a huge part in the final product. So here I give you a garlic lovers ceasar salad. Give it a try, you will absolutely love it! Remember, do not miss a single ingredient, you won't be disappointed! This is how all restaurants should make Ceasar Salad.

For me this is the greatest Ceasar Salad dressing recipe to be found anywhere. Whenever we make this Ceasar Salad dressing, we make enough salad for at least ten people as that's just enough for the four of us. Sometimes this is all we need, who needs supper when the Ceasar Salad is this good!

Ingredients for Delicious Ceasar Salad Dressing

Place Ingredients in Blender

Ceasar Dressing After Blending

Consistency of Ceasar Dressing

Ceaser Salad Dressing Ready for the Fridge

Pour Dressing Over Lettuce and Gently Toss

Add Croutons and Sprinkle in Parmesan Cheese

Delicious Ceasar Salad Dressing Recipe - For Garlic Lovers

This recipe will be sure to have you craving it time after time and is for people who love garlic! It is important to use the ingredients listed to capture the flavours intended.

Start with soaking your romaine lettuce in cold water.

In a blender:


Pour in one cup of olive oil(extra virgin or regular is fine)

6-7 gloves of garlic (peeled)

Coddled egg is optional

1 ½ TBSP of anchovy paste or half can of anchovies

Juice of 1 lemon

1 tsp. of dry mustard

5 ounces of blue cheese

1 cup parmesan cheese

1 TBSP worcheschire sauce

*Salt and pepper optional(there is a fair bit of salt from the anchovy paste; would recommend waiting until after to taste)


 


Blend these ingredients together until thick and smooth consistency. Chill for one hour before you use to allow the ingredients to meld together for optimal flavour. (If not using the egg, this can be kept in the fridge for one week)

When you are ready to use, spoon mixture over your chilled romaine lettuce and croutons; add a little at a time and toss thoroughly; add additional dressing until all the lettuce has a light coating. Sprinkle with extra parmesan cheese just before you serve and enjoy!


Serves 12-16 people.


This salad is great to serve with a baguette or cheese garlic toast (see below)



Cheesee Garlic Toast


 Garlic Spread Mixture


 ¼ cup olive oil


 1/2 cup butter


 2 cloves crushed garlic


 1/8 Tsp. garlic salt


 ½ Tsp. parsley flakes


Cream these ingredients together and spread over French bread (or your choice), BOTH SIDES; Set under broiler and lightly brown one side, remove from oven and cover other side with shredded cheddar cheese; set under broiler until cheese bubbles, remove and serve.


If you do not like cheddar cheese, you can add ½ cup of parmesan cheese to the garlic spread mixture cover both sides of the bread and broil both sides - also very good



Delicious Ceasar Salad Ready to Serve

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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for commenting Hazelwood4, I can also remember years ago they used to toss Ceasar salad at the table. They don't do that anymore at least not in any restaurants I've been too. But it is hard to find a good ceasar salad in most restaurants, thanks goodness for home made.


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hazelwood4 5 years ago from Owensboro, Kentucky

This Ceasar salad dressing sound really delicious. I remember when I first had a Ceasar salad many years at a fancy restaurant in town, the waiter tossed the salad at our table, and made the Ceasar salad dressing right in front of us! Great recipe for a wonderful salad!


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

This is a great recipe, though its always to taste as some like a little more of this or a little less of that. But for me this is tops! Thanks for commenting Derdriu and the Vote once more!


Derdriu 5 years ago

Carcro: Thank you for the thoughtful inclusion of Caesar salad dressing and cheesy garlic toast recipes. The dressing recipe is fantastic with or without the egg although I prefer with. They already taste like more!

Voted up, etc.,

Derdriu


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for commenting healthywholefoods. Your mix also sounds very good. Thanks for the info!


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healthywholefoods 5 years ago

Fantastic recipe. I usually just use coconut oil, raw apple cider vinegar and Italian seasoning. Can't wait to try this recipe. Sounds delicious and healthy too.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks oceanssunsets for the great comments, homemade is the best by far!


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oceansnsunsets 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

I love Caesar Salads and garlic, so thank you for this awesome looking recipe! Nothing beats homemade for taste and health both, in my opinion! :)


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for commenting Susan! The great thing about Ceasar salad is you can adjust to taste, so many great ways to prepare it. I'm sure yours is equally great!


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I make my Caesar salad dressing almost with the same ingredients that you use except I use Dijon mustard. I've never made mine with blue cheese. Will try that soon. Thanks.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks again stars439! Hope you do get the chance...Have a great day!


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Definitely have to make it. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. God Bless you.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

You're most welcome Elena, I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


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ElenaShares 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

Your dressing looks and sounds delicious. I can't wait to make it!! Thank you for this Hub.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for reading and the Vote Up! I have to agree, some of those creamy dressings are worth buying, especially for dipping veggies!


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Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

This does sound good, homemade is always better. About the only dressing I buy is the buttermilk ranch because I love to dip veggies in it. I should find a homemade recipe for that, never even thought to.

Voted up.

Polly


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks Anglnwu, its definitely yummy, hope you get to try it one day!


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anglnwu 5 years ago

I'm going to bookmark this for when I need to make Caesar salad. Looks yummy and the process is not too difficult either. Rated up.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

You're very welcome Hcosta, I hope you get a chance to try it. Thanks for commenting!


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hcosta 5 years ago from Portugal

Hello Carcro

I had dinner right now, and seeing this salad whetted the appetites again. I have to prove one day. Thank you for sharing.

Hcosta


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Hi Danette Watt, thanks for commenting on my Hubs, I am a little biased when I say this is the best Ceasar Salad dressing, lol. Definitely give it a try!


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Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

Mmmm, garlic! This sounds absolutely fabulous and I'm bookmarked it try later.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

You're very welcome Rachelle, I hope you find it easy to make and great tasting too! Thanks for reading and commenting!


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Rachelle Williams 5 years ago from Tempe, AZ

I absolutely love ceasar salad dressing, but I never knew how to make it. Your recipe makes it seem simple, because you have provided easy to follow steps.

Thanks for sharing.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thank you so much tlmcgaa70 for the great comments and for the votes! Yes, I love hummus too, and you can have it with so many flavours, spicy salsa or greek olive to name a few, let your creativeness run wild...


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tlmcgaa70 5 years ago from south dakota, usa

this sounds absolutely delicious. i love ceaser salads and garlic...now if i can just find a good recipe for hummus....yummmmm. thank you for sharing this lovely recipe! definitely voted up useful, awesome and interesting...


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks Sherideem, I hope you really enjoy this recipe!


sherideem 5 years ago

Good tips for us who loves Ceasar salad. Gonna try!


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careeronlinedegre 5 years ago

Sure, thanks for your reponse.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for Reading and commenting careeronlinedegre! And welcome to HubPages. I hope you get to enjoy this recipe one day!


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careeronlinedegre 5 years ago

Hi Carco, these are really very great, exactly there are many ways but this is very good and looks very pretty. Thank you for share this wonderful hub.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

You are so welcome JT, There are many ways to make Ceasar salad, but this is the best way. Of course I am a little biased...Lol


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

Hi Carco,

I love Casear Salad but never knew how to make the dressing. Thank you.

JT


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks SmartyPens, if you get a chance, whip up a batch, its absolutely delish. Thanks for commenting!


SmartyPens 5 years ago

This looks delish!


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

I have to agree, I got so fed up with restaurant Ceasar Salad, I stopped ordering it altogether. You can't beat home made. Thanks Pamela for commenting and voting up...Maybe have your daughter post her recipe too!


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Pamela Kinnaird W 5 years ago from Maui and Arizona

This is great. My daughter makes a mean Caesar Salad, too, and to think I've gone almost 55 years before realizing these great concoctions exist. I used to order Caesar Salad in restaurants decades ago and they were nothing special so I quit ordering them for almost a lifetime until our daughter happened to make us one herself. Great hub. Voting up.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks adrienne2 for reading and commenting! This recipe for Ceasar Salad is absolutely the best... I wish the restaurants would serve it this way, lol.


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adrienne2 5 years ago from Atlanta

Boy do the pictures look delicious! Have voted up. Thanks for sharing the recipes.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for reading and the vote miccimom! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as me and my family do...


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miccimom 5 years ago from U.S.A

Looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe, I will try it out! Voted up and useful!


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thank you for reading and comenting on my hub cristina327. Hope you also have a great day!


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cristina327 5 years ago from Manila

Great hub,which presents great recipe. I feel like trying it at home. Thank you for sharing this great recipe here at Hubpages. I wish you a great day today. Best regards.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for commenting and voting up prasetio30! You're right, fresh veggies and fruit are so delicious and an important part of our healthy diet. I'm so glad you enjoyed this hub! I'll have to share some more family recipes...


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

Hmm.....yummy. I love your delicious recipes. I love salad and it make me always fresh every day. No one better than veggies and fruit, right. I really enjoy your step by step in making Ceasar Salad Dressing. Vote up!

Prasetio


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for commenting Inquilab, I hope you enjoy this Ceasar Salad recipe! Its been in our family for years.


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Inquilab 5 years ago

Good recipe... I ll give it a try.. voted useful..


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks vocal coach for the great comments and for rating Up. I hipe you enjoy this Ceasar dressing, My wife has made it for years now and its always been a favorite at friend and family gatherings as well!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

What a superb hub and recipe for Ceasar Salad Dressing. I will be trying it this weekend. A billion thanks! Rated UP.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Your most welcome stars439, hope you get to try it one day! Thanks for commenting and may God Bless You Too!


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Thank you for sharing the wonderful recipe. God Bless You.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Your welcome amymarie_5! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does. Thanks for commenting...


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amymarie_5 5 years ago from Chicago IL

That sounds easy to put together. I'm going to have to make this ceaser dressing. Thanks for sharing!


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

There are so many ways to make Ceasar salad, I have had some really good Ceasar Salads at a few select restaurants, but more bad than good. Your suggestions are also very good. Thanks for reading my hub and commenting!


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Trsmd 5 years ago from India

A lot of ceasar salad recipes will call for you to rub a crushed garlic clove around the bowl before mixing the salad in it - the wood helps absorb and hold the flavor of the garlic, as well as not react with the lemon juice,


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks a bunch GIANTONIS! Really appreciate your comments! I'm glad to hear to have tried this recipe, I just love this Ceasar salad...


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GIANTONIS 5 years ago

Hey carcro...I found your recipe and immediately applied it.You turned an everyday salad to taste even better!!


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks Debby for reading and commenting. There is nothing better than a delicious Ceasar salad, except of course for yummy Shitake mushrooms.


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago

This looks wonderful. Shall give this a try, but without the Parmesan. Nicely illustrated. Thanks also for visiting my mushroom hub. Debby


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

I'm so glad you tried it, I can never get enough of this Ceasar salad either. Thanks UniqueVanities for the great comments and vote of approval!


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UniqueVanities 5 years ago from Ohio

Not even a fan of Ceasar, but showed my mom this, thinking it might be something she would enjoy. I'm sitting at her house now, having my second salad!! Who knew?! Thanks! Voted up, useful, and awesome! :)


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks so much JJ. We love our Ceasar Salad, time to pass it around. Lol


JJ Windrose 5 years ago

Hi, very well done Hub...I am going to vote you up!


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thank you Cloverleaf for reading my hub and the kind remarks! We all love good homemade recipes, great to share!


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Carco, what a brilliantly illustrated hub you have put together here! Thanks for sharing your recipe. Bookmarked and Rated up/useful

Cloverleaf


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks so much for checking out my hub, please do try the dressing exactly as shown, I love this recipe!


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

I love Ceasar salad and am always disappointed in bought dressings, so am really keen to try these, great hub and photos, many thanks for sharing.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks for commenting Flora, if you love garlic, you'll love this recipe.


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

I will have to try this the next time I make a salad. I've always loved Ceasar Salad


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Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

Sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe. Rated up and useful. :)


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks Rsusan, It truly is a great recipe. I just can't ever get enough of it. If you get a chance to make it, I'm sure you will enjoy it too.


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rsusan 5 years ago from South Africa

Great Ceasar salad recipe and yummy pics, carcro! I love croutons and parmesan cheese. Good stuff!


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

I know what you mean, we actually eat it all up in two sittings. But then we are salad lovers too... I hope you really enjoy this ceasar salad dressing, I just can't get enough. Thanks for commenting!


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SweetiePie 5 years ago from Southern California, USA

I know you said that recipe feeds 12-16 people, but I probably could eat that entire bowl of salad in two settings by myself. Okay, I really like salad, and sometimes I eat it by itself for dinner. Thanks for the recipe on how to make a real Caesar salad. I will try it.


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Thanks Nell, I have been reading a lot of hubs lately on cooking and recipes, thought I'd share a family secret recipe too...


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, Oh how I wish I could prepare food or cook like this! lol wonderful, I have had my share of dodgy restaurants, and believe me when I say they should start from scratch and do it the proper way! great stuff! cheers nell


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carcro 5 years ago from Winnipeg Author

Hi Victoria, for myself and anyone we have shared this recipe with, there are very few occasions we have ever tasted a comparable Ceasar dressing, especially in a restaurant. Please do try it out and thanks for commenting!


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Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Useful and voted up! I'm always looking for a great Caesar dressing. I love Red Lobster's! I haven't found one comparable. Perhaps I'll try yours. You think it will compare?? thanks!

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