Creamy Homemade Caesar Dressing

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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.

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Creamy Homemade Caesar Dressing

The best easy homemade caesar salad dressing – it uses no raw eggs, mayo and buttermilk as the creamy base and a secret ingredient in place of anchovies.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8

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
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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: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 86mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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