Caesar Salad Dressing

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Have you ever made your own salad dressing? It’s so easy and soooo much better than store bought. This is my favorite Caesar salad dressing and probably my favorite dressing of all time. Not too thick, not too thin, perfectly refreshing. You can make it several hours or days ahead. It is also probably my kids’ favorite and we have it quite often. Store bought holds no comparison. If desired, you may add anchovies to taste. (I don’t desire.)

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You can easily double or triple the recipe so you have plenty for the week. Grate some extra Parmesan for the salad. When ready to serve; toss with Romaine lettuce, extra Parmesan and a wedge of lemon. For a main dish add some cooked cubed chicken or some cooked salmon. If you are not low carbing, add some croutons. If we (a family of 5) are having Chicken Caesar Salads as a main dish for dinner – I double the recipe.  Actually I almost always double this recipe – because we like it that much!

Caesar Salad Dressing

By Linda Hazen Published: May 11, 2014

  • Yield: 1-1 1/4 cups
  • Prep: 10 mins

This Caesar dressing is my favorite. Not too thick, not too thin. Just enough garlic for flavor and some lemon juice to make it refreshing. I don't know if I would ever get tired of it.



  1. Combine first 4 ingredients in a blender or small food processor and mix until smooth. Slowly add olive oil until blended. Add cheese and blend 2 to 3 seconds. Chill, covered, at least two hours to blend flavors.
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