Easy Caesar Salad Dressing | Virtually Homemade: Easy Caesar Salad Dressing

Friday, February 28, 2014

Easy Caesar Salad Dressing

Is there anything as good as a creamy crunchy Caesar salad? Not really, and with this Easy Caesar Salad Dressing recipe, you can have this delicious creation in less than 5 minutes.

So the basic ingredients of a Caesar dressing are lemon, egg, olive oil, Dijon, garlic and anchovies.  Since I am a little skittish about handling raw eggs and anchovies, I found two substitutions that speed up this recipe without diminishing flavor.

As an egg substitution I used mayo.  Mayo is simply egg, oil and a dash of lemon. Plus it adds the creaminess that we all love in our Caesars.

For the anchovy sub, I used a few dashes Worcestershire sauce.  Yes, this versatile sauce has anchovies and some other sweet and briny flavors that lend themselves perfectly to a Caesar dressing.

To make this whole salad super quick and easy, I bought bagged romaine hearts, rinsed them and gave them a rough chop.  Instead of croutons I cooked up some Saffron Road Chicken Nuggets that added some healthy protein.  I just discovered Saffron Road products, and I am so glad I did. The chicken nuggets I used are:

            *gluten free
            *made from humanely raised chickens
            *all natural
            *chicken is raised without antibiotics

They are delicious and guilt free! I topped it all with some grated Romano and a squeeze of lemon.

This is the perfect lunch or dinner – enjoy!

Easy Caesar Salad Dressing

Recipe by Liz Hughes - Virtually Homemade
Prep time: 5 minutes
Yield: 2/3 cup
  • 2 cloves garlic, split in half
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
Cooking Directions
  1. In a small bowl take your garlic clove halves and rub them, cut side down, around the inside of the bowl. Leave garlic halves in bowl. Add next six ingredients and stir until completely combined and a creamy paste. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until the dressing emulsifies.
  2. Remove garlic cloves before serving. Can be stored in refrigerator for up to one week.


  1. Where is the Mayo in the recipe?

    1. Thank you for pointing out! It's 2 tablespoons - putiing it in right now. Friday afternoon space out:)

  2. This dressing looks so delicious! Pinning for later.


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