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Delicious Caesar Salad Dressing from Scratch

Updated on July 8, 2013

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4.3 stars from 3 ratings of Caesar Salad Dressing

Dressing the Caesar without piling on the fat

I have a strong dislike of bottled salad dressings. However until recently all my Caesars were subjected to bottled dressings because I couldn't find a really good home made one. I am happy to say that with a bit of experimenting and adjustments from other recipes this one really works.

The dressing can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days in a refrigerator.

Tested by family and friends it has two thumbs up!

Dressing can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days in a refrigerator
Dressing can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days in a refrigerator | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 7 min
Ready in: 17 min
Yields: 2 large salads

Ingredients

  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 1/2 cup light (real) mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1.5 tbsp white vinegar
  • 4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1.5 tbsp. + 1 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1/2 tsp mustard - French or dijon
  • 1/2 tsp tamari or soy sauce
  • to taste preference ground black pepper
  • 1 x tbsp capers (optional)
  • 1 Large head of organic romaine

Method

  1. Hard Boil 1 egg, cool and peel. Place in blender with other ingredients except for the capers and lettuce and reserve 1 tbsp. grated parmesan.
  2. Blend until combined and creamy and smooth. Reserve half the dressing for a second salad. Store in a mason jar in refrigerator for up to 5 days.
  3. Cut or tear the lettuce and toss with dressing. Sprinkle with drained capers and additional parmesan (optional according to taste)

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      d.william - glad I helped you out. I wish I had remembered I posted this after I lost my own instructions the other day at a friends house! I made a dressing but nowhere as good as this one:-(

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      d.william 4 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      OMG. I was just browsing through articles i never got around to read in the past couple of weeks before closing down my PC to go do a little grocery shopping.

      On my list was ingredients for a salad. It is always so difficult to find a dressing that is even close to anything "natural" so i end up with none at all.

      I just downloaded and copied your recipe to make for my salad today.

      Thank you so much for posting this (one of my favorites) recipe.

      The timing could not have been better.

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      As kidscraft stated I suggest storing it separate from the salad. Usually with caesar only mix in the dressing about 5-10 minutes before you are ready to serve.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      You could store the salad dressing for several days because you could use it on different salads but also if you pour it on your salad and don't eat all the salad, the leafs will lose their water and will not be crisp anymore :-(

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      greendrop 4 years ago from Israel

      But it interesting, voting up.

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      greendrop 4 years ago from Israel

      I am wondering, why to store salad dressing for 5 days if, usually, it can be prepared together with salad?

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      I don't know if I have good recipes but I use either lemon juice or apple cider vinegar as a base.... and I play around that. Often I use tarragon; it gives a nice flavor :-)

      I am thinking of using turmeric as well because it's said to be good against cancer!

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      kidscraft thanks for stopping by. Sounds like you might have some great dressing recipes to share too:-)

      Carb Diva good observation, I had forgotten about the anchovies in the bottled dressings. I hope your daughter likes it.

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      Linda Lum 4 years ago from Washington State, USA

      My daughter became vegetarian several years ago and has been missing Caesar salad (the traditional ones contain anchovy). This sounds wonderful. Thank you for sharing.

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      kidscrafts 4 years ago from Ottawa, Canada

      Nothing beats home made salad dressing! A few years ago I decided that I would not buy bottle one and everybody is happy so that was a good decision :-)

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      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thanks Safia - glad you enjoyed it:-)x

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      Safia 4 years ago

      It tastes better than the bottles! ;)