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Caesar Salad dressing recipes.

Caesar Salad Dressing

Teri & Jenny
Two delicious recipes for Caesar Salad Dressing! This iconic dressing is made two ways - the classic way with a raw egg yolk and then we also have a quick and easy version that replaces the raw egg yolk and oil with commercial mayonnaise. Both versions are easy to make and absolutely delicious!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course condiment, dressing
Servings 8

Ingredients
 
 

classic caesar dressing

  • 3 ounces grated Parmesan cheese divided
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 3 anchovy fillets, minced into a paste (or 2 teaspoons anchovy paste)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced (about 2 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

quick and easy caesar dressing

  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 anchovy fillets, minced into a paste (or 2 teaspoons anchovy paste)
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

classic caesar dressing

  • Combine egg yolk, lemon juice, mustard, and garlic in a mixing bowl and whisk together.
  • While whisking, add oil in a slow and steady stream. until fully incorporated.
  • Add remaining ingredients and whisk together.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper and whisk together. Serve or transfer to an airtight bottle and refrigerate for up to 3 days.

quick and easy caesar dressing

  • Place all ingredients into a mixing bowl.
  • Whisk together. Season with salt and pepper and whisk again. Serve or transfer to an airtight bottle and refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Notes

Tips and Tricks for Success
  • For the egg yolk and oil based dressing, it's important to add the oil in a very slow and steady stream, while whisking to ensure it emulsifies properly. If the oil is added too quickly the dressing won't get creamy, but will be oily and separated.
  • If you want a completely smooth dressing, they can be blended in a food processor, blender or using an immersion blender once the ingredients are mixed together (this goes for both dressings).
  • Although I really think that the anchovies are a non-negotiable for true caesar salad dressing, I understand that it's just not for everyone. If you're very opposed to using anchovies you can replace them with Worcestershire sauce (to taste). It won't taste completely the same, but it will get the job done.
Keyword creamy caesar, no-yolk caesar dressing
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