Caesar dressing

A classic Caesar dressing that takes any salad to the next level. Perfect for a crunchy Caesar salad.
Total Time: 20 minutes
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: caesar dressing, dressing
Servings: 4
Calories: 150kcal


  • 1 handmixer



  • Mix the egg yolks, Dijon mustard, garlic and anchovy fillets in a narrow tall pot.
  • Add the lemon juice and white wine vinegar and mix well.
  • Start the blender and slowly add the olive oil until the dressing is thick and creamy.
  • Add the grated Parmesan cheese and mix well.
  • Season with salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Taste and adjust the flavor if necessary.
  • Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for later use.


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 150kcal
What is Caesar dressing?

Caesar dressing is a creamy sauce made from egg yolks, olive oil, anchovies, garlic, Dijon mustard, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, white wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce.

Where does Caesar dressing come from?

Caesar dressing was first created by Italian-American chef Caesar Cardini in the 1920s. Cardini, who owned a restaurant in Tijuana, Mexico, reportedly created the salad and dressing on a busy day when the kitchen was running low on ingredients.

How long can I store homemade Caesar dressing?

Homemade Caesar dressing can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-5 days.

Can I omit the anchovies from the dressing?

Yes, you can omit the anchovies or replace them with additional Worcestershire sauce for a similar umami flavor.

Is Caesar dressing healthy?

Caesar dressing is high in fats and calories, mainly because of the olive oil and cheese. It can be part of a healthy diet if consumed in moderation.

Can I freeze Caesar dressing?

It is not recommended to freeze Caesar dressing because the emulsion may break down and the texture may change after thawing.

What variations of Caesar dressing are there?

You can make variations such as a lighter version with Greek yogurt, or vegan versions without eggs and anchovies.

What can I serve with Caesar dressing?

Caesar dressing is not only suitable for Caesar salad, but can also be used as a dip for vegetables, sauce for sandwiches or marinade for chicken.

Why is my Caesar dressing too thin or too thick?

If the dressing is too thin, you can slowly add more olive oil as you keep mixing. If the dressing is too thick, add a little water or additional lemon juice to achieve the desired consistency.

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