Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

Healthy Green Organic Caesar Salad Dressing recipeCaesar dressing is what sets Caesar salad apart from the others. Without it, a Caesar salad is romaine lettuce with shaved Parmesan cheese and croutons. The salad isn’t very exciting when you think about it, right? But when those 3 ingredients are topped with the dressing, you have an irresistible salad. Any good Caesar salad dressing recipe yields a dressing with layers of flavor. These layers include an addictive brininess, a bold peppery kick and a nutty hint of parmesan cheese to compliment the cheese present in the salad. These elements are then wrapped up in an egg and olive oil base. No one knows for sure but the salad along with the dressing is believed to have been invented in 1903 by an Italian cook named Giacomo Junia while others believe restauranteur Caesar Cardini made it in 1924 when he was running low on food for his guests at an eatery is Tijuana, Mexico. No matter who created the recipe, the result was one amazing dressing.

Place of Origin: Recipe difficulty:
Italy? Medium
Preparation Time: Cook Time:
10 minutes
Yields: 1-1 ½ cups, good for 4-6 servings

Classic Caesar Salad Dressing Ingredients

  • 5 anchovy fillets packed in oil, drained
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated parmesan
  • Salt
  • Black pepper

How to Make Caesar Salad Dressing?

Easy Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe – Step by Step Instructions:

1. Chop the anchovy fillets with the garlic cloves to make a paste. To do that, chop and then use the back of the blade to mash. You don’t want to have chunks of anchovies and garlic in the dressing.
2. Add this anchovy and garlic paste into a bowl.
3. Add the egg yolks and lemon juice.
4. Whisk as you slowly add olive oil followed by the vegetable oil.
5. Once the dressing is creamy and has some shine, whisk in the parmesan.
6. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
7. Serve over a salad immediately or chill in the fridge for up to 1 day.

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Tips for using Caesar Salad Sauce

Of course Caesar salad dressing is best served over a Caesar salad but it tastes good with other foods too. You can put it on sandwiches, serve the dressing with a crudité platter, use it to dress coleslaw, brush it on chicken prior to roasting, use the dressing on steak or add a generous drizzle as you sauté greens like spinach and kale. Don’t be afraid to play with your food and see what works in thissalad dressing. That is half the fun after all.

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Caesar Salad Dressing recipe is fit for:

Paleo and low carb diets.

You really can’t go wrong with Caesar dressing. Just focus on achieving the right consistency and getting the flavors just right. When making the dressing, taste as you go and make it to your liking. Some like more pepper, less pepper, more garlic and others like a lot of lemon juice for brightness. To give the dressing even more depth, consider adding ½ a teaspoon of mustard for kick or Worcestershire sauce. According to legend, Worcestershire sauce was a key ingredient in the first Caesar salad dressing recipe.

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Category: Salad dressings

Origin: Europe, Italy

Diets: Low carb diet, Paleo diet

Meals: Chicken, Salad, Steak, Vegetables

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