Creamy Homemade Caesar Dressing

I haven’t purchased store-bought caesar dressing in eons. That’s because it is so darn easy to make it from scratch, in a matter of seconds, from ingredients I always have on hand. And it just tastes so much better!

I am admittedly taking certain liberties in using the term from scratch. True made-from-scratch caesar dressing starts with oil emulsified with egg yolks, enriched with mashed anchovies.

The purist version is more of a dinner guests treat for me, whereas the recipe I’m sharing today is an everyday weeknight recipe; it skips the fresh eggs in favour of mayo, and lightens up with buttermilk.

The salty anchovy flavour is imparted by worcestershire sauce – which, for those who don’t know, owes it’s savoury bite to the fermented little fishies. I have just ruined worcestershire sauce for some people, haven’t I? You could alternatively use anchovy paste or a splash of thai fish sauce (also anchovy based).

Toss crisp romaine with some homemade croutons (torn day-old bread tossed with olive oil & a clove of garlic, salt & pepper, baked at 400 degrees for 5-10 minutes), this dressing, et voila!

A scrumptious salad that gives its bottle-based counterpart a swift kick in the rear end.

Creamy Homemade Caesar Dressing

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Servings 8
Salad
Italian
Keyword Caesar dressing, Homemade Caesar Dressing

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup buttermilk or to desired thinness
  • ½ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt or to taste

Instructions
 

  • Whisk together all dressing ingredients, adding more buttermilk if thinner consistency is desired. Adjust seasoning to taste.
  • Keeps well for up to ten days in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 277mgPotassium: 26mgFiber: 0.02gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 72IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword Caesar dressing, Homemade Caesar Dressing

Last Updated on July 4, 2023 by Jennifer Pallian BSc, RD

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