If you love Caesar salad then you have to take a look at this homemade caesar dressing recipe!
Because this salad dressing tastes so much better than anything you can buy in the store. Make it in your kitchen machine or by hand. Are you ready to learn how to make caesar dressing? Join me in the bistro kitchen!
A dressing may not be a necessity but it makes your salad recipe taste even better. This classic recipe is done in no time.
If you like a soft creamy sauce you can make this in a blender or kitchen machine. For a more rustic version of this sauce make the dressing by hand.
Besides a sharp knife, you also need a pestle and mortar to crunch the garlic. If you finely mince the garlic you get a sharp-tasting dressing.
The crushed garlic releases oil. By crushing the garlic you soften the taste of the garlic.
This recipe also contains anchovies. If you think these are too salty and will overpower the dressing no worries because it gives the dressing the right balance.
If you are on a low carb diet or keto diet you can eat this dressing because it only has 2 grams of carbs.
Homemade caesar dressing ingredients
No chicken Caesar salad is complete without this Caesar salad dressing recipe. You can easily make this sauce by hand.
So if you are wondering what is in caesar dressing take a look at the list of ingredients below and have them ready when you start with this recipe:
- Organic mayonnaise
- Parmesan cheese
- Lemon juice
- Dijon mustard
- Salt and pepper
How to make Caesar dressing
To make this homemade Caesar dressing recipe start with the garlic. Put the garlic cloves in a mortar and crush with a pestle into a soft oily paste. Set aside.
Take a bowl and add the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard. Stir the mustard through the mayonnaise. Squeeze the fresh lemon juice into the bowl and stir.
Finely chop the anchovies and grate the parmesan cheese. Add both to the dressing and stir into a smooth dressing.
Now all you have to do season with salt and pepper. First taste before seasoning as the anchovies are quite salty.
Your dressing is done and ready to serve.
The best way to store this caesar dressing is to keep it in a glass jar with a lid that you can store in the fridge.
You can keep it in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.
If you do like anchovies or are vegetarian you can substitute these little salty fish with a number of other options.
Take a look at the anchovies substitutes:
- Anchovies paste – easier to mix through the dressing
- Fish sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
- Umeboshi – if you want to make vegan dressing
I love this rustic homemade caesar dressing I hope you will as well!
- 5 tablespoon mayonnaise
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 garlic clove
- 2 anchovies minced
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Put the garlic cloves in a mortar and crush with a pestle into a soft oily paste. Set aside
- Add the mayonnaise and Dijon mustard in a bowl and stir. Squeeze the fresh lemon juice into the bowl and stir
- Finely chop the anchovies and grate the parmesan cheese. Add both to the dressing and stir into a smooth dressing
- Season with salt and pepper
- Ready to serve
First taste before seasoning as the anchovies are quite salty.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 150 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 3g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 11g Cholesterol: 14mg Sodium: 330mg Carbohydrates: 2g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 0g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g