February 24, 2021

Homemade Caesar Dressing

Caesar salad in a wooden bowl with shavings of parmesean on top

Homemade Caesar Dressing

This dressing is a game changer for any family looking to get their kids excited about salads. It's also great as an easy dip that will have picky eaters asking for more.  Many families who have tried this call it "The Magic Salad" because they finally got their children to eat salad. 



2 cloves fresh garlic

1 egg yolk

8-10 good-quality anchovies packed in oil

1 scant tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce

1/3 cup olive oil

1/4 -1/3 cup fresh Lemon Juice

1/4 fresh grated parmesan cheese


1. Place garlic and anchovies in a small food processor and blend.

A mini cuisinart blender with the caesar salad ingredients

2. Add egg yolk, Dijon, lemon juice, Worcestershire, and Tabasco. Blend again.

3. Add olive oil and fresh ground pepper and blend. 

4. Add cheese and blend.

Taste to see if you want more lemon, olive oil, or pepper. 

It can stay in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Even if you think they're not your thing, give them a try. The taste is unnoticeable and it does provide that level of flavor to help dress up any dish, which will make things remarkable - but there's more than just good health benefits too.

Serving Ideas;

Toss with chopped romaine and spinach and or kale.  

Add homemade croutons

Create variety by laying whole romaine leaves on a plate and drizzle with dressing.  Use a vegetable peeler to shave fresh Parmesan on top and add a few homemade croutons.

Use as a dip for veggies for kids

Drizzle on steamed or roasted vegetables.

Use as a sandwich spread. 

Toss with pasta and chicken. 

Menu Ideas;

Caesar Salad, Basil Pasta, and Fruit Salad

Many of the recipes I share have guidelines rather than exact measurements, since I often cook "au pif" as we say in France, meaning by feel.  It is possible to pull together great meals quickly without relying on recipes when you cook by feel, or Kitchen Intuition as I call it.  You can write to me anytime if you have questions.

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