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Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing Bursting with Flavor

Summer is salad weather.  There is nothing like a crisp salad on a hot summer day. My go-to summer salad is a Caesar Salad usually with grilled fish or meat and this creamy, flavorful Caesar salad dressing.

Creamy and Flavorful: The Ultimate Caesar Salad Dressing 

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Caesar salad in a bowl topped with sliced New York sirloin steak.

There's nothing like a homemade, rich, creamy salad dressing made with simple ingredients.  This dressing elevates your summer salad with mouthwatering flavors.

If you're a fan of Caesar salad, you know that the dressing makes all the difference. Store-bought versions can be lackluster, but fear not! You can make your own homemade Caesar salad dressing. 

With its creamy texture, tangy lemon juice, savory anchovy paste, and the irresistible umami flavor of Parmesan cheese, this dressing is sure to become a staple in your kitchen. Let's dive in!

Why You'll Love This Caesar Salad Dressing

It's Creamy and Flavorful: Discover the richness and depth of flavor that this homemade Caesar salad dressing brings to your salads.

Quick and Easy to Make: With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up this dressing in no time.

This Dressing Can Be Used in Multiple Ways: Not only is it perfect for traditional Caesar salads, but it also makes a delicious dip for veggies or a tasty marinade for grilled chicken.

The Ingredients You'll Use

To make this homemade Caesar salad dressing, you'll need:

Your Favorite Mayonnaise: Provides a creamy base for the dressing.

Fresh Lemon Juice: Adds a bright and refreshing tanginess.

Anchovy Paste or Fresh Anchovies:  Don't skip the anchovies. They deliver a depth of flavor that is synonymous with classic Caesar dressing.

Grated Parmesan Cheese: Infuses the dressing with a rich, nutty taste and a touch of saltiness.

Dijon Mustard: Enhances the creaminess and adds a subtle kick.

How to Make the Dressing

Making this Caesar Salad dressing couldn't be easier.

Step 1: Gather the ingredients and a mixing bowl or a jar like this.

Step 2: Add mayonnaise, lemon juice, anchovy paste, grated Parmesan cheese, and Dijon mustard to the bowl.

Step 3: Whisk all the ingredients together until well combined and smooth.

Step 4: Taste and adjust the seasoning according to your preference.

Step 5: Store the dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least 60 minutes to allow the flavors to meld. A jar like this is perfect for longer-term storage.

A bowl of Caesar salad dressing being stirred with a spoon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I substitute mayonnaise with Greek yogurt?

Yes, you can substitute mayonnaise with Greek yogurt for a lighter version of the dressing. However, keep in mind that the taste and texture will vary slightly.

How long can I store the dressing?

The dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week. Make sure to give it a good stir before using it. Jars like these are perfect for your dressing.

Can I omit the anchovy paste?

Anchovy paste adds a distinctive flavor to the dressing, but if you're not a fan, you can omit it. However, it might alter the traditional taste of the Caesar salad dressing.

Now that you know the secrets of making homemade Caesar salad dressing, you can take your salads to new heights. This rich and creamy dressing will add a burst of flavor to any salad, making it a true crowd-pleaser. Give it a try and taste the difference yourself! 

Don't settle for store-bought when you can easily create a homemade masterpiece. Enjoy!

The Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

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Yield: 12 servings
Author: Donna Urso
Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing

Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing

A rich and creamy dressing using simple pantry staples like mayonnaise, zesty lemon juice, umami-packed anchovy paste, savory parmesan cheese, and a touch of tangy Dijon mustard.
Prep time: 5 MinTotal time: 5 Min



  1. Place all of the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Stir well to combine completely.
  3. Chill for at least an hour for best flavor.

Nutrition Facts



Fat (grams)

15.2 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

2.84 g

Carbs (grams)

1.02 g

Fiber (grams)

0.05 g

Net carbs

0.97 g

Sugar (grams)

0.19 g

Protein (grams)

1.61 g

Sodium (milligrams)

262.95 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

11.89 mg

Nutritional Information is approximate.


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