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Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

5 stars based on 310 votes

Though most people buy Caesar salad dressing in a bottle, homemade is incredibly easy to make and tastes so much better than store bought. There are many variations but this rich and creamy version is the one my whole family loves. It’s not too garlicky and not too fishy — it’s just right. Unlike authentic Caesar dressings which are made with olive oil and thickened with raw eggs, this one has a mayonnaise base, which means no raw eggs so you don’t have to worry about giving it to your kids. And speaking of kids, mine love this dressing so much that they’ve actually learned to make it themselves. They don’t even wait for me to make a salad; while I cook dinner, they sit at the kitchen table with a big head of romaine and dip the leaves in.

And instead of whole anchovies, I use anchovy paste — makes it easy, especially if you’re squeamish about anchovies (just hold your nose and add it in; the dressing needs every last bit to taste like the real deal!)

Begin by whisking together the garlic, anchovy paste, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Then simply whisk in the the mayonnaise, Parmigiano-Reggiano, salt, and pepper.

The dressing will keep well in the fridge for about a week. For a main course Caesar, try pairing this with my Perfectly Grilled Chicken Breasts. Enjoy!

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

Servings: Makes 1-1/3 cups (enough for about 10 starter salads)
Total Time: 10 Minutes


  • 2 small garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste (found near the canned tuna in the supermarket)
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice, from one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (I like the brand Maille)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellmann's Real
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the garlic, anchovy paste, lemon juice, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Add the mayonnaise, Parmigiano-Reggiano, salt and pepper and whisk until well combined. Taste and adjust to your liking. The dressing will keep well in the fridge for about a week.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (10 servings)
  • Serving size: About 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 184
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 1g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Sodium: 296mg
  • Cholesterol: 13mg

Reviews & Comments

  • 5 stars

    This is the best Caesar salad dressing I have ever tasted in my life! Thanks for the great recipe!

    - Adrianna on September 24, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is, without a doubt, the best tasting and easiest Caesar dressing I’ve ever made. The seasonings are spot on and dressing reminds me of fancy steakhouse salad I had in Palm Springs. My husband even commented on how good it is. This is a great find and will remain in my recipe box forever. Thanks.

    - Teri Farney on September 21, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is a 6 out of 5 recipe! I make Caesar salad often and I have been making it for years. By far this is the most perfect recipe. I like it because it doesn’t have raw eggs in it. It is creamy, it is flavourful, it lasts for ages and it is easy to make. The only thing I have done is throw a few more anchovies in if I have some lying around. Best recipe ever!

    - Barbara Knowlton on September 20, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Just made this version and hands down the easiest and best ever.
    No more store bought for me, as I always have the ingredients needed in my pantry.

    - Fulvia Campaner on September 20, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This Caesar dressing is delicious. I had to find anchovy paste and it does make the dressing better. Now I keep all the ingredients on hand and it’s a nice “go to” dinner recipe. Add some grilled chicken for a complete meal. Best part is, with all the flavors, a little goes a long way.

    - Barbara on September 18, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Love this recipe! I often use it to bring to pot lucks and always bring home an empty bowl. I have received many compliments for it, from both adults and kids. I also like that I usually have these ingredients in the house and do not have to make a special trip. I finely chop up anchovies when I do not have the paste and may get even more compliments then.

    - Meg on September 18, 2017 Reply
  • Awesome recipe. I used homemade mayo as a base (immersion blender makes this a breeze, just dump all the ingredients in and blend it up) and quadrupled the anchovies. No need for the whisk though, just combine all ingredients and reach for your trusty immersion blender

    - james on September 17, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    We LOVE this dressing and make it all the time. We add a little more garlic and double the anchovy paste. Keeps really well in the refrigerator to use all week!

    - Serena on September 14, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    The best ceaser dressing ever! Anytime i make it for guests they ask for recipe. I love that it doesn’t include raw egg.

    - Morgan on September 14, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I have tried several recepie and this is the best!!!
    Jenn, can you do one with olive oil instead of mayo? Thanks

    - Celia on September 12, 2017 Reply
    • Glad you like it, Celia! I like this version because it’s a bit different with on oil, but I will consider coming up with one that does use oil.

      - Jenn on September 13, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is my first time making caesar salad dressing and this recipe is phenomenal. Very simple and flavorful. I will never buy caesar dressing again.

    - Rho on September 12, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Made this dressing for the first time….it came out great!!! All of my 5 guests loved it!!!!

    - michelle kinsella on September 11, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars


    - Amanda on September 8, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I’ve made it multiple times. I just started cooking this year and recipe is easy to follow and delicious. Thank you for sharing!

    - Tina Hunt on September 7, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Incredible! Best Caeser dressing I’ve ever had.

    - Emily on September 7, 2017 Reply
  • What if it taste too salty and doesn’t taste anchovy enough how to correct

    - Tammy on September 2, 2017 Reply
    • Hi Tammy, If it tastes too salty, you can always add a little more mayo to round it out.

      - Jenn on September 2, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Will be my go to ceaser from now on, may add a little less anchovy paste next time and a touch more Worcestershire. Wish I could find some real Parmigiano-Reggiano though, had to use just plain parm. Still better than any store bought though, it has a real “power punch” of intense flavor

    - James S on August 28, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I used to think I had the perfect Caesar Dressing recipe until I found this one!
    It’s wonderful!

    - Candace on August 23, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This dressing is better than any that I have ever bought!!

    - Shelby on August 11, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Best homemade Caesar dressing ever! I added half the salt, a touch more pepper and less Parmesan to the dressing itself as I liked the consistency better and Parmesan is salty. First few times I used extra Worcestershire in lieu of anchovies and it was fine! Now I’m using anchovy paste too and it’s just as delicious! Thank you for this wonderful recipe.

    - Nesta Topolniski on August 8, 2017 Reply
  • I would like to try this recipe but would like to know if there is any alternate for Anchovy paste.

    - Madhuri Krothapalli on August 7, 2017 Reply
    • Hi Madhuri, you can use chopped anchovies (you’d need about 2), or Worcestershire sauce.

      - Jenn on August 8, 2017 Reply
    • 5 stars

      I use Thai fish sauce, maybe a teaspoon or two, and it is magnificent. May want to taste-test the salt you add, though, as fish sauce is super salty. My toddlers will eat KALE because of this dressing. Winner.

      - Bethany on August 9, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Hi Jenn,

    LOVE this dressing!! My kids even ate it…anchovy paste and all! I love that it does not have the raw egg and so easy to make. By far the best Caesar dressing!

    - Joann on August 3, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I made this with toasted capers and some shaved parmesan on top and it was delicious! Best caesar salad recipe!

    - Laura Massa on July 26, 2017 Reply
  • Love this dressing and only use it now. Also just shared your Chipotle-Honey dressing and salad with a friend. Think she will be using your site very soon.

    - Molly on July 18, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I just discovered this site this week and I have made the cashew chicken and the Caesar Salad Dressing. The cashew chicken was wonderful (a keeper recipe) and the Caesar Salad Dressing was equally great. It is similar to the Cooks Country recipe that I had been using but without the vinegar or oil. This is my new go to recipe. I’m browsing for my next recipe.

    - Nancy Glazier on July 13, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Best Caesar dressing I have ever tried and made.

    - Cami Mezo on July 13, 2017 Reply
  • Amazing, best ever.

    - Barb on July 9, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars


    - Rhonda on July 8, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This was sensational and so easy to make – definitely a keeper! Thanks so much for the recipe.

    - Matthew Kretzschmar on July 3, 2017 Reply
  • Hi, I have Locatelli Romano on hand. may I substitute or would it ruin the recipe

    - Mary on June 29, 2017 Reply
    • Hi Mary, I think it will work – it will be a little different but still very good :).

      - Jenn on June 29, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    The absolute best Caesar dressing that I have ever had. I want to put it on everything!

    - Jenna Sidenstricker on June 26, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I made this tonight and it was delicious. I used low fat mayo and low fat buttermilk instead of all mayo. I microplaned the garlic and it blended nicely. My family ate 3 heads of romaine lettuce. I cut the grated Parmesan cheese and added shaved Parm on top. Really, really good.

    - Natalie B on June 25, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Can I freeze for 2 weeks?

    - Amy Hiteshew on June 25, 2017 Reply
    • Hi Amy, due to the mayo in this, I don’t think it will freeze well- sorry!

      - Jenn on June 25, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Made this tonight for dinner. Delicious!!!

    - Lisa on June 25, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    OMG! This is so good! I made it last night to add a salad option to our BBQ. This is going to become a staple in our house.

    - Erica on June 24, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Look at all those positive reviews! This is a real winner. I am a purest and usually like to make a dressing like this the old fashioned way with egg and oil. Why bother! The mayo completly replaces the need for those and tastes even better. I love not having raw egg in there too. I used real whole white anchovies (4-5) and minced them into a paste. I only used 3/4 cup of mayo instead of a cup and i may reduce the mayo even more next time since I like the powerfull burst of flavors. The more mayo added, the more creamy and less bite the dressing will have. Superb recipe just the way it is! i would give it 5+ stars if i could. Taste like Jacobs Steakhouse Toronto ON homemade ceasar dressing with is served table side for $25…

    - ♤♡Johhny Rascal◇♧ on June 19, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    this is a great dressing for romaine.
    can i use this for a pasta salad?
    do i need to increase liquid ingredents

    - jacqueline reuter on June 12, 2017 Reply
    • Sure, I think this would be delicious tossed into a pasta salad! If you find it’s too thick for that, you could thin it out with a bit of olive oil and/or a touch more lemon juice.

      - Jenn on June 13, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I was always too lazy to make my own Caesar dressing and concerned about the eggs that normally get added. I went to toss up a salad and realized that I had no store bought dressing in the fridge. I whipped this up in no time! Tastes great! My husband didn’t even notice the difference. Thanks for this fantastic recipe.

    - Maryann on June 12, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I’ve probably made this dressing 5 or 6 times and it’s my favorite dressing. I often have all the ingredients already on hand. I mince the garlic and mix everything else in the food processor so it’s really simple and easy. I actually prefer this dressing to any restaurant-style Caesar out there. I like to add red bell pepper and and sometimes salmon or chicken but I make the recipe exactly as the recipe is written – it is perfect as is.

    - Sarah Pruett on June 5, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This recipe was perfection. I didn’t have anchovy paste so I chopped up 4 anchovies. It was better than any Caesar salad we ever got in a restaurant! Not too salty either.

    - Janine on June 4, 2017 Reply
  • Could you give me the nutritional values if I use Helmann’s low fat Mayo. I am on weight watchers and this mayo has no point value. Thanks very much. Love this dressing. Keep in fridge all the time.

    - Donna Lesser on June 1, 2017 Reply
    • Hi Donna, I use a program called Edamam to calculate nutritional information for my recipes. I tried entering this recipe using low-fat mayo and for some reason, it didn’t recognize the ingredient/update the calculations. So sorry I can’t be more helpful!!

      - Jenn on June 2, 2017 Reply
    • 5 stars

      Donna, I am a weight watcher as well and found two different counts for Your mayo. One was 0 points for a tablespoon and other was 1 point for a tablespoon. Either way, I think it’s a winner.

      - Jenny Mull on July 30, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is far the best Caesar salad dressing that I’ve ever had. It has become a weekly ritual in my home in having it available since we’re salad loving people. And I like the fact that it’s homemade using fresh ingredients without having all the store bought inferior ingredients, which are just not healthy for you. Plus, I make everything by scratch, that way I know what’s going into my food without guessing. So far I have given this recipe to a few friends who also enjoy homemade salad dressings, and it’s been a big “Hit” with them too. Thank you Jen, this is a “Keeper” for sure!

    - Dee Dee on May 26, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Beast Caesar dressing flavor I’ve found. Beats the “famous restaurant” dressing by miles.

    - Kat on May 22, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Best Caesar dressing I’ve ever had! So full of exactly all the right flavors. My search is over!

    - Patty Rebholz on May 20, 2017 Reply
  • I haven’t tried this recipe yet but I love anchovies. Could you tell me how I can make the recipe using real anchovies instead of anchovy paste?

    - Amy on May 20, 2017 Reply
    • Hi Amy, I just peeked online and it looks like 1 anchovy fillet = 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste, so you’d need 2 anchovies here. Hope you enjoy!

      - Jenn on May 21, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is a forever after recipe 🙂 just love the dressing, it’s perfect. Thanks 🙂

    - Christianne on May 18, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Wow! Delicious, thank you for the recipe!!! I don’t think I’ll ever buy store bought Caesar again!!!

    - Melissa on May 13, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Great dressing! I always add a bit more lemon and also lemon zest. If you don’t have anchovies on hand, a good couple dashes of Worcestershire will also work.

    - Britt on May 12, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is the one! I don’t have to try any other recipes for ceasar dressing, this is simply the best! And the whole family agrees. My daughter could eat it as is if I would let her. Thank you!

    - Lyne on May 11, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I love this recipe! Simple and easy to make. It is a huge hit when I make it for family and friends.

    - Pamela Pryor on May 11, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    We love this dressing!! Now.. here’s the question… it is fairly thick, so how can I make it thinner without ruining the flavor? Maybe this has been answered somewhere in the 539 reviews, but I didn’t find it. thank you

    - Wendy on May 11, 2017 Reply
    • Hi Wendy, Glad you like it! You could thin it out with a bit of olive oil and/or a touch more lemon juice.

      - Jenn on May 11, 2017 Reply
    • 5 stars

      Just add a little water to the dressing until it is the consistency you want. Doesn’t change the flavor at all.

      - Patty Rebholz on May 20, 2017 Reply
  • 3 stars

    I just made this recipe and used everything as instructed, except I used real anchovies because I didn’t have paste. The taste is pretty good but like another reviewer said, the taste of mayo is very pronounced (and I only used 3/4 of a cup because I ran out). I added a little more lemon juice and Worcestershire. Did anyone else think it’s too thick? I will continue to fiddle with it and try it again but next time with less mayonnaise.

    - Benilde on May 10, 2017 Reply
    • How would some buttermilk taste in it to thin it down??

      - Joanne on June 3, 2017 Reply
      • Hi Joanne, I’ve never tried buttermilk here but I think it would work. You could also trt a touch of water, lemon juice or olive oil.

        - Jenn on June 3, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is amazingly delicious. My wife hates anything “mayonaisey”…she loved this so much she had to have me print the recipe so she could make more! Very important to use real Reggiano Parmesan. You can taste it and the anchovy character that make it so authentic. Thanks!

    - Dan on May 6, 2017 Reply
  • 1 stars

    Very Poor Recipe. Two things, any recipe that says ” hold your nose and put it in” speaking of anchovy paste, has no place in the culinary road. Secondly, any caeser dressing recipe that includes mayo…is lazy and just plain wrong. This recipe is a complete fail.

    - Paul on May 5, 2017 Reply
    • Paul
      Just in case you misunderstood she was saying hold your nose because you might not like the strong fish smell and second and creamy Caesar dressing has mayo in it. If you are a purest make your own mayo but don’t judge it till you have made it! Sheesh!!

      - Carol on May 5, 2017 Reply
    • Wow . Awww . Then buy the chemical reproduction at your market ! Or make your own mayo . Hellmans makes organic now ?

      - Glamma on May 17, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Best Caesar dressing by far….I have made it many times and each time I taste it I have the same delicious response. I also
    use it on chicken and roast beef as well as a dipping sauce for veggies.

    - Kathleen Clark on April 27, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Love this and I’m picky about my Caesar dressings!

    - Amy M on April 27, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Excellent Caesar dressing, very authentic. If you go to Caesar’s in Tijuana this is pretty much what they make right at your table!

    - Susan Perry on April 27, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This may be my new favorite salad dressing! Big flavor, and easy to whip up. The anchovy paste and parm-regg cheese put it over the top. I can see using this as a dip for steamed artichokes.

    - PaulainVA on April 16, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    So fast, easy, creamy and delicious! I may have licked the bowl… mmm best tip: use fresh lemon juice and garlic- yes! Oh I substituted fish sauce for anchovy paste and it was still good!

    - Candice on April 8, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    How long will this keep? Loved the recipe.

    - Mary on April 8, 2017 Reply
    • Glad you liked it! It’ll keep well in the fridge for about a week.

      - Jenn on April 8, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    So Awesome !! Love this dressing!! Family loved it to! So easy and delicious! Thank you!

    - Paula on April 2, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Really loved this dressing. I added an extra tbsp of lemon juice because I love that tart flavor. Used it for a kale caesar – perfect!

    - Sara on April 1, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    LOVE this ceaser dressing! It has a wonderful amount of garlic and taste. This is by far the best recipe I’ve had!

    - Theo on March 31, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is the best Caesar dressing I’ve ever had! Zippy, creamy just FLAT OUT delicious! Husband and kids said it was awesome!
    My best friends husband asked me to make a Caesar salad for her 50th Surprise Bday party. I usually use Briannes bottled dressing when I make it. Not this time! Everyone absolutely LOVED it! I also made a chicken Caesar wrap YUM-O! Thanks for sharing, I’m never buying bottled again!!

    - Lisa on March 28, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Very good, but I would recommend not adding the 1/4 tsp salt without tasting it first. I think between the anchovy paste, Worcestershire sauce and parm it was plenty salty without adding more. That’s just my taste. I loved the tang from the lemon juice, but there again I might start with 1 tbs first, then add more to your liking. I have tried a lot of recipes for Caesar Dressing and so far this has been the best, and my husband agrees.

    - Louise on March 23, 2017 Reply
    • I forgot add in my comment that I did add a little olive oil, probably 1/4 cup or less as recommended in another comment.

      - Louise on March 23, 2017 Reply
  • How do you make home made croutons?

    - Cary on March 17, 2017 Reply
    • Hi Cary, I have a recipe for homemade croutons here. Hope you enjoy!

      - Jenn on March 18, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Easy and perfect for a home made salad. I did not have the anchovie paste on hand, and the dressing was just wonderful. Fast too!

    Cheers and thanks!

    - Bob on March 11, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is the best Caesar dressing that I have ever tasted. Every bite is eaten by my guests when I make it. I have made this a least 6 times and it has become my favorite recipe bar none. Spectacular!

    A heart felt Thank You!

    - Louise Hankes on March 9, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I have been wanting to make a good homemade caesar dressing for a while, but doubted it would ever taste good..
    But then I found this recipe!! It is super simple and tastes AMAZING! I will be using this recipe for years to come! Thank you!

    - MayGem on March 8, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I made this and everyone at the dinner table commented on how good it was. Now that I know how easy it is to make, I will never purchase store bought dressing again.

    - Danielle on March 7, 2017 Reply
  • 4 stars

    I should keep making this; it would save me a fortune in Cardini’s.

    - Margot C on March 7, 2017 Reply
  • 1 stars

    This is waaay to mayonnaisey!
    Predominant taste and not enough anchovy paste. Not good!

    - Marylynn averett on March 6, 2017 Reply
    • 5 stars

      Mix in a bit of olive oil to the mayo, Marylynn. That works well. And, put a tad bit more anchovy paste (or, some true anchovies when serving!) You’re being a tad bit harsh here, dear lady. Not sure why. This recipe is definitely a good starting point for many who wish to create a good Caesar dressing.

      - armstrong on March 11, 2017 Reply
    • Marylynn,
      As with most recipes you might need to adjust to your taste so I’d love to see what you say if you use less mayo and more anchovy paste. Like other say too you can add a little Olive oil too. Try it again with some adjustments I bet you will love it!

      - Carol on May 5, 2017 Reply
  • This Caesar dressing is the bomb. It is probably the best homemade Caesar I have ever made. 5 Stars definitely.

    - Walter on March 4, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I like very much the ingredents in this Ceasar dressing – never knew it contained Mayonnaise (love Hellman’s) or anchovies – Buying fresh ingredents tomorrow and definantly gonna try this!! THANKS

    - Sandra Crispo on March 4, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This will become your go-to Caesar dressing! It’s quick to make, and the taste is smooth and rich for the perfect Caesar salad.
    I did find it a bit thick, but by adding a little bit of water (and I do mean teaspoon by teaspoon) it was perfect. It’s become a staple in our kitchen, as we are huge Caesar salad lovers, so I make it once a week as it never lasts long. It’s a fabulous dressing on other dishes as well (my grandson loves it on poached eggs).
    Thanks, Jenn!

    - Joyce Matthews on March 3, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Love, love, love this dressing! Don’t really care that much for fish, let alone something like anchovies, but the anchovies, (I use paste), and the real Parm. Reg. cheese really makes the awesomeness happen! I have made it using the cheap cheese and it’s not the same. And you don’t taste the fish flavor at all, it just adds a great and irreplaceable depth. I usually make a double batch just as it is. Don’t know how long it would stay fresh as it doesn’t stick around our house long enough to find out. Have made many of your recipes these past few months. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

    - Melanie on March 2, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is my go-to recipe for Caesar Salad dressing. It’s easy and perfect. I love adding chicken to the salad, as well. Thanks.

    - Nita DerHovanesian on March 2, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    So yum and so easy! I’m with your kiddos..I crave this delish dressing!

    - Charlene on February 27, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Quick, simple and delicious! We prefer veganaise (we like it better than mayonnaise) and it’s still just as good. My in-laws liked it so much, they used the recipe to host a dinner party!

    - Merica on February 26, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    O M G! Yes, this is the best. Had trouble not eating it with a large spoon. I did double the anchovies, lemon and garlic. The first day, it was ok. The next day, sheer heaven.

    - Victor Walter on February 25, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Thanks for sharing the most delicious Caesar salad dressing recipe I have tasted. I was most impressed with the ease of making it coupled with the creamy texture and full flavor of ingredients. You were kind to share this, thanks again for adding to a delightful dinner tonight.

    - Suzahn on February 20, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Such a simple, wonderful recipe! I had a can of anchovies in my pantry which I used instead of the paste, and it worked out beautifully. I simply made the dressing in my cuisinart instead of a mixing bowl. I use to use a raw egg yolk for my Caesar dressing, and it would only be safe to eat for one day. Thank goodness I found this recipe, which will stay fresh in my fridge for over a week (if it lasts that long!). The balance of the anchovy, garlic, and lemon is perfect. Since I used canned anchovies, I omitted the salt, and it’s just right. If you’re trying your hand at making a Caesar dressing for the first time, I highly recommend this recipe.

    - Becky on February 18, 2017 Reply
    • Thank you for your post.

      - Rick Delaney on February 25, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Cesar Salad Dressing recipe is velvety, tasty and keeps in a sealed container in the fridge for two weeks instead of the recommended one.

    The tip on using Anchovy paste instead of actual anchovy and the inclusion of good mayonnaise in place of eggs and oil is obvious, now.

    Also makes a delicious crudite dip.

    - Gemma on February 15, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    My family loves this dressing. I follow the recipe directions exactly, but omit the salt because we feel there is enough in the anchovy paste and cheese for our tastes. I use the same quality ingredients recommended in the recipe.

    - Kim Dabrowski on February 14, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Loved this dressing! Really tasted like restaurant style and so much better than anything I tried from grocery stores. My stomach is not tolerant of fresh garlic so I had to omit 🙁 but it was really good anyway. Thanks!

    - Olga on February 14, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Hello Jennifer, your caesar recipe is really nice. Really simple but awesomely tasty. Thanks and greetings from Germany.

    - HerrKoch on January 29, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Hi there! I’ve lived abroad about 7 years now, and got married couple years ago. Made this for the wife and it was a sensation. Until now, she didn’t believe raw lettuce could be safe, much less delicious, to eat. A big thanks to you for helping me show there is more to ‘American food’ than hamburgers and pizza. My tweak is cooking the minced garlic in olive oil for about ~30 seconds on which mellows the garlic and adds a pleasant texture.

    - Neil on January 28, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This recipe is wonderful. I will never buy caesar dressing in the store again. Thank you!

    - Andrena Oglesby on January 26, 2017 Reply
    • Oh I did add a couple tsp of water to thin it out and I used the anchovy paste (and would not omit).

      - Andrena on January 26, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I made this two nights ago. My youngest daughter, who loves caesar salad, proclaimed that it “tastes just like it’s from a restaurant” and brought some to school to let her friend taste it because she was so happy with it. I LOVE the taste and you cannot omit the anchovy paste. I don’t need to buy store bought again. This recipe is amazing and thank you!!

    - Suzanne on January 19, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I loved this recipe! I’m generally not a mayo fan but I’m not a raw egg fan even more. I used the organic roasted garlic mayo from Hellmans which is a little more mellow and it turned out great. I would totally make this again, so easy.

    - Stacey on January 16, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I voted to make the grilled chicken caesar salad for a big family birthday party tomorrow, I’ve NEVER made homemade Caesar dressing before but after seeing the 5 ⭐️ rating and reading reviews I figured I’d give it a try. I had to run out & get romaine anyway at my local Italian store and they had the anchovy paste! I just finished and it is fantastic! I have to stop eating it otherwise I won’t have enough for tomorrow!
    How do I save this recipe? Thanks!

    - Brenda P on January 13, 2017 Reply
    • Hi Brenda, so glad you like the dressing! You can save any recipe by going through these steps:
      -Click on the Print button immediately under the name of the recipe
      -Select the Print function from your browser menu
      -You’ll then see a dialogue box with the various print options. Look for the drop-down menu in the bottom left corner of the box. It should say PDF.
      -Click on the drop-down and select “Save as PDF”
      -Save it on your computer. (You can create a folder specifically for recipes if that will make it easier for you to find them.)

      You could also use this app which helps to store/organize recipes. Hope that helps!

      - Jenn on January 14, 2017 Reply
      • 5 stars

        This is so helpful! Thanks!

        - Suzanne on January 19, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I don’t usually comment but this is just so easy and delicious! I eyeball it & make homemade croutons. .the Caesar dressings at the store are so full of nasty GMO and chemicals Easy ingredients to keep on hand. I crave this !! Thanks !

    - Glamma Les on January 10, 2017 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I have made it three times now but tonight I used Hellmann’s mayonnaise with olive oil and it was even better! It was perfect…not too thin and not too thick. I stopped ordering cesar dressing out because it usually doesn’t taste good and the bottled dressings are full of artificial ingredients. Thank you!

    - Teresa on December 22, 2016 Reply
  • could you add olive oil to thin it?

    - Butch Darden on December 20, 2016 Reply
    • Sure Butch, that should work.

      - Jenn on December 20, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Wow, great Caesar recipe! I didn’t realize it could work so well with mayonnaise.

    It was just a bit thicker than I wished, so I added 1 T oat milk to my half batch (that’s 2 T to the original recipe). Then I needed another dash of Worcestershire.

    Hey, did you know you can grow your own windowsill romaine? Just lop off the bottom 1.5″ of the head you buy in the market and place In a ramekin of water on the windowsill. I just had some of mine with Jenn’s lovely Caesar.

    Really fantastic! Thanks, Jenn, for this incredibly tasty recipe/blog!

    - Lauren on December 11, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    The BEST caesar salad dressing recipe online. Period.

    Thank you!

    - Candace on December 3, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Absolutely delicious!!! I was apprehensive about a fishy taste, instead I found myself looking for things to dip into this dressing! It was simple, delicious and inexpensive. Thank you for transforming my meal, I look forward to your other recipes!

    - Danielle on December 2, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Love this! I have been looking and looking for this recipe. I made the mistake of using a fancy “craft” mayo – I think it’s probably even better with Hellman’s. Love this, love this site!

    - robin b on December 1, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    My teenage grandson loves Caesar salad and I wanted him to try a homemade one. That dressing is better than any Caesar dressing I’ve ever had. It was a hit with everyone. So flavourful and yummy. Thank you for sharing it.

    - Micky Gastmeyer on November 24, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Really liked this recipe and my dressing came out as a nice thick dollop rather than thin and drippy – which was perfect! I just added everything into a small grinder in one go. Once mixed, I did a quick taste, added a tiny bit more Dijon and bam – DONE! Minimal effort, minimal washing up, maximum authentic taste! Better than any bottled stuff 🙂

    - SKP on November 23, 2016 Reply
    • And I didn’t use anchovies as I don’t like them and still tasted great!

      - SKP on November 23, 2016 Reply
  • Excellent. Two thumbs up from our entire family. I do use the filets. I’m a anchovy eater. Yum . Thanks so much for posting and sharing.

    - K M on November 20, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Delicious !!! we all loved this recipe and I agree no need for bottled dressing ever again !

    It did taste strong at first but when it goes on the romaine it is delicious !

    Another winner !!

    - Char on November 18, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I have made this twice with anchovy filets and it was a big hit both times. So very easy to put everything in the food processor and just mix. My daughter loves this dressing (I have not told her it contains anchovies) and requested this the second time. Thank you for sharing such an easy and delicious recipe! This is the 2nd recipe I have made from your site and loved them both. Will definitely be checking back for more recipes.

    - Liz on November 15, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Made without mustard (as I have a friend who’s allergic to it) and it still is delicious.

    - Natalie on November 13, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    agree, agree, never a bottle again. use mashed anchovies instead but still wonderful. you’ve saved me, us!

    - jen dwyer on November 12, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    LOVE..LOVE..LOVE IT!! Made it 3 nights in a row….and super easy! Keepin it forever!

    - Carla Raymond on November 10, 2016 Reply
  • Mayo is Made with EGGS !!!!

    - tony on November 7, 2016 Reply
    • Yes, it does, but the eggs are not raw. Hope you enjoy the dressing if you try it!

      - Jenn on November 7, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I made this caesar dressing for supper with roasted chicken. It is absolutely delicious and so easy to make. I used anchovy filets (2) because I could not find the paste. I put everything in the food processor and it came out great.

    - Elaine Fiducia on November 4, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Made your Caesar dressing recipe tonight!
    All I can say is YUM! My whole family loved it!
    Thanks for a quick, easy and very tasty recipe! It’s a keeper!

    - Jill on October 28, 2016 Reply
  • Has anyone made this without the anchovies? I detest the lil buggers, & saw a gal on tv last night that said you can omit it if you want, but idk how much it would change the flavor?? My daughter absolutely loves caesar salad, so would love to try this…but not sure I can bring myself to use anchovies, lol

    - Tara on October 26, 2016 Reply
    • 5 stars

      Put the anchovies in a mortar and pesto to mash them completely. Then make your dressing in a blender, and you won’t taste any fish. I don’t like anything fishy and this process does the trick. I love Caesar salad.

      - Ardith on November 23, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Super and easy. Being a garlic freak, I added 2 more cloves. I used a food processor, and it blended the olive oil perfectly. After about a week, the oil started to separate, but I was able to whisk it back together.
    I also used Pecorino cheese to give it an extra sharp bite.

    - Brian Wilson on October 24, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I just made this for a panko crusted calamari topped caesar salad and the dressing was fabulous!! Thank you!!

    - Michele on October 16, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I only want to say….Delicious!

    - [email protected] on October 15, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I followed the recipe exactly and the dressing was delicious! I received many complements when served at a party. Next time I will try the advice of another post and double the lemon and garlic. Thanks

    - Ann on October 12, 2016 Reply
  • I love thos recipe! Thank you for posting it. My only problem is please stop saying tuna fish! We all know tuna is a fish. Nobody ever says salmon fish or halibut fish, it has become a bad habit that people never think about. What if we all went around saying beef cow or pig pork. Its redundant. By the way, I make your recipe at least once a week!

    - Karen on October 7, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is my favorite Cesar dressing recipe. I don’t even buy Cesar dressing in the store anymore because store bought is not as good! When I make this, I actually double most of the ingredients other than the mayo (lemon juice, anchovies, seasonings, and garlic) because I like the dressing to be really flavorful.

    - Evelyn on October 7, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This was the first recipe I made from your site and I was hooked after that! I was looking for a recipe that didn’t use raw egg since I had just found out I was pregnant. All I changed was that I reduced the mayo to about a half cup and with my immersion blender drizzled about a 1-4 to a 1/3 cup of olive oil otherwise the recipe was great!

    - Stacey on October 6, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Perfect and delish thank you so much!

    - Terra on September 29, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Wonderful recipe – realized as I was serving it that I had forgotten the anchovy paste! Too late, so we had our salads with anchovy-less dressing. Know what? It was delicious. I didn’t mention it to our guests and didn’t call it Caesar salad – simply a nice romaine salad with a great creamy dressing. I do look forward to tasting the dressing as Jenn intended with anchovy paste, but this was still a very nice dressing.

    - Jean on September 14, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    just made it . WOW . easy and fantastic tast. I use a little more lemon and made fresh anchovy past using one small can of anchovies

    - Susan on September 14, 2016 Reply
  • is there a substitute for the anchovy paste,

    - smitha on September 10, 2016 Reply
    • Hi Smitha, There’s no real substitute for anchovy paste, but Worcestershire sauce would work, or you could just increase the Dijon and Parmesan a bit to add flavor.

      - Jenn on September 10, 2016 Reply
      • thank you. will try it

        - smitha on September 13, 2016 Reply
  • 4 stars

    Very easy to make, quick and flavourful

    - Kathy W on September 1, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    It is awesome, easy, and delicious. Way better than a lot of restaurants

    - Bette Lou Brundage on August 27, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Great recipe. On weight watchers so instead of 1 cup mayo, I used 1/2 cup 0% Fage yogurt and 1/2 cup mayo. Still delicious and much more point friendly at 1.5 points/tablespoon. A little goes a long way.

    - Michelle on August 26, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Amazingly Delicious and simple recipe!!!
    Made it several times, we like with a little extra spoon of anchovy paste.
    Invest in good mayonnaise, Organic Trader Joes Mayo by far beats all Hellmans in the world. And invest in good quality Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese ( don’t use shredded in the store cheese), work that muscle. Fantastic recipe, my picky Italian husband wants to have it everyday :))

    - Katherine on August 18, 2016 Reply
    • 5 stars

      I could not find Italian anchovy paste so I used Moroccan. Anchovy pastes seem to differ in strength of flavor. Totally agree with Katherine that a little more anchovy paste may make it perfect. You can add a little more if needed at the end. Great dressing.

      - Jamie on August 22, 2016 Reply
  • I never leave reviews because I am frankly just too lazy. But this dressing was incredible. I could eat it with a spoon (actually did). No more bottled ever. A keeper in my permanent files!

    - shara dawson on August 17, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This dressing is perfect. I’m a big garlic fan and this dressing brought a lot of bold flavours to a classic dish, while keeping it creamy and smooth. Caesar salad is often overlooked as an over-used side that ends up being bland – happy to say that with this recipe, that won’t be the case in my kitchen anymore!

    - Mackenzie on August 17, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I stopped ordering Caesar salad in restaurants because they are either too soggy, too tangy, too bland etc. The first time I made this salad I used pecorino romano cheese, put all the ingredients in a blender and it was very good but a little strong and rather thick. I made it tonight and used a good quality parmigiano reggiano, added a drop of water and whisked the ingredients. It was excellent! A perfect dressing for Caesar salad with grilled chicken! I have made at least five of your recipes and so far we’ve enjoyed them very much! Thanks Jenn

    - Teresa on August 10, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I was skeptical because this didn’t see like a classic recipe for dressing, but I made it last night for a dinner party and it was FABULOUSLY delicious. Thank you. I’m a believer. I love that I didn’t have to deal with anchovy fillets and egg yolks with young women (as guests) that may or may not be pregnant. This is a much safer way to prepare the dressing.

    - Joanie on August 8, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This recipe is so delicious that I will not buy bottled dressing again. The dressing tastes so fresh and it is easy to make.

    - Patricia on July 26, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I just made this recipe!!! So easy, to perfect! Made my whole life smile!

    - felicia on July 25, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    The BEST dressing!

    - Martha on July 24, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Wow! what a tasty Caesar dressing this is. I followed the ingredients exactly, only using the flat anchovies in the tin rather than the paste in the tube. The fillets are so soft it is a snap to chop them into a paste with a knife on the cutting board. I had a large organic romaine head of lettuce and used it all with the dressing. We had it with Jenn’s cedar plank salmon and some fried potatoes. It was all good, but the salad went so fast I had to make a second batch. No reason to buy bottled dressing in the store. Home made is so superior and Jenn’s recipe is easy.

    - Duffy on July 24, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This dressing is the best Caesar I’ve ever had or made (and it’s so simple to make)! I’m so happy that I stumbled on your site a while ago. Every recipe of yours that I have made has been excellent. Can’t wait for your cookbook!

    - Star on July 20, 2016 Reply
  • Hi! I’d like to know how far in advance w you can make this recipe (or how long it will keep after preparing). Thanks!

    - Darcie on July 18, 2016 Reply
    • Hi Darcie, It’ll keep well in the fridge for about a week. Enjoy!

      - Jenn on July 18, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I love, love, love this dressing! I had everything, including the anchovies paste. Ive tried at least a dozen recipes for Caesar Salad Dressing and this one is the very best. Thanks!

    - NCDesigner on July 12, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This was perfect! Delicious and so easy!

    - Gail on June 30, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I got so tired of paying $4 for a little bottle of refrigerated ceasar salad dressing. This recipe is PERFECT. Entire family loves it, and it’s every bit as good as expensive refrigerated, if not better, because it’s really fresh. I made double the recipe because I can see us running out quickly. Thank you! Looking forward to trying more recipes.

    - Paula on June 23, 2016 Reply
  • Delicious. We’re making chicken Cesar wraps tonight. It’s just perfect.

    - Andrea. on June 15, 2016 Reply
  • Excellent recipe!!!

    - Brandie on June 4, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Oh yes, I love this recipe. I love anchovies but they will just go on the salad plate so that I won’t be concerned about the dressing spoiling pretty quickly. We dress our salads very modestly so I want this to last a while.

    - Nancu on May 27, 2016 Reply
  • I am planning on making your Caesar Salad dressing. It looks great! Do you have a recipe for the salad?

    - Jill Bernstein on May 27, 2016 Reply
    • Hi Jill, The dressing is the perfect with plain ol’ romaine. The dressing is enough for about 10 medium salads, so you may not use it all at once!

      - Jenn on May 27, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is a delicious Ceaser dressing. I substitute fish sauce in place of the anchovy paste and salt.

    - Lisa on May 24, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Wow! Hard to beat this recipe…the picture of our salad (unlike yours) is swimming in this luscious dressing!

    - Marla on May 11, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Best ceasar dressing ever! I made my own mayonnaise beforehand and this was better than Renee’s ceasar dressing. So fast and easy too.

    - Alain Roy on May 5, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I have to say I am an avid home cook, I generally don’t use recipes because I have spent my life cooking but I want to say I found your website looking for homemade buttermilk ranch. SO GOOD ! I just made your tomato and basil recipe last night and my 11 year old loved it. I am making your Caesar tonight and your double chocolate pavlova. You have great recipes. Thanks 🙂

    - Rachel on May 4, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Very very good!!

    - Deanna on May 3, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    What a fantastic recipe. I didn’t have any anchovy paste so I just used an anchovy fillet from a tin, chopped up small. I’ve never made my own Caesar dressing before but from now on I’ll be making it all the time! My family loved it – such a great easy twist on a classic recipe! Thanks so much for posting it!

    - Betsy on April 27, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Made the Caesar dressing exactly as written. My husband is a huge anchovy fan and he loved it! (although the flavors a blend beautifully and the anchovy does not stand out) Told him the sweet story about your kids taking out the ingredients so you would make the dressing. Husband’s question: What are those kids going to do when they go away to college and have to eat cafeteria food!?! ?

    - Liz on April 19, 2016 Reply
  • How much romaine lettuce will I need to get for this recipe, of 1 1/3 cups dressing? Thanks, Debi

    - Debi Brock on April 15, 2016 Reply
    • The dressing is the perfect amount for about 10 medium salads (about 2 cups of romaine per serving). Hope you enjoy!

      - Jenn on April 16, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    One of the best recipes I have ever been given, if not the best. This salad dressing is at least 5 times as good as any other salad dressing I’ve tasted. LOVE it! Well done Jenn! It deserves a 7 out of 5.

    - Arnold on April 12, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is my first time making Caesar Dressing, and I must say I will never buy store bought again. Absolutely fantastic. Thank you!!!!

    - Lilly Squire on April 6, 2016 Reply
  • 4 stars

    I would have given this recipe 5 stars, but I did make a few modifications. After reading some of the other reviews and knowing my general dislike of mayonnaise, I added about 2/3 of a cup vs the 1 cup called for in the recipe. I also added a whole lemon’s worth of juice (probably 4-5 tablespoons) to thin it a bit and just because I love lemon and had the other half of the unused lemon sitting out. All of the other ingredients seemed spot on.

    - dmw12 on April 5, 2016 Reply
    • When you review a recipe with changes, you’re not reviewing the recipe but your changes!

      - Sherri on August 31, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is a great recipe! I used Hellman’s mayo with Olive Oil- tastes great for almost 75% less fat. It is MUCH better than any light mayo- life’s too short:) Today I massaged it into Tuscan Kale and let it sit for about 20 min to soften the fibers in the kale- just like the restaurants!

    - Lana on April 2, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This has to be a record for number of five stars for one recipe. Nice job.

    - Quezebo Jones on March 31, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    WOW this is the best dressing. I made this for Easter. My whole family went crazy for it. When leaving our sons house my granddaughter said: Nana can you make me a whole bunch of that dressing? They were dipping carrots & celery into a bowl of it. Only change I made was I used whole anchovies as I could not find the paste. I also shaved fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese over it. It is wonderful. Thanks for all your great recipes.

    - Carol on March 28, 2016 Reply
    • How many anchovy fillets did you substitute for the 1 tsp of anchovy paste?

      - Christina on June 18, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Excellent, first time making homemade Caesar dressing and this recipe is a keeper. I added extra garlic and doubled the anchovy paste and lemon. I also used Just Mayo brand, a vegan substitute that doesn’t have eggs in it. Tastes better than Mayo, really. The dressing was awesome. My guests loved it so much they took home a few servings each. Thank you!

    - Jordis on March 28, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This by far the best Caesar recipe ever. If I ask some one “what can I bring?” this is it. It’s now a staple at all our holiday dinners. I follow the recipe exactly.

    - Karen B on March 25, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Made this last night and it was great! I can a can of anchovy filets so I used a mortar and pestle to pound that up with the gloves of garlic. This is a great recipe!

    - sparky on March 24, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I started making this dressing about a year ago and my wife loves it so much she has a salad everyday. This is so much better than any bottled Ceaser’s dressing and very easy to make. We don’t use any bottled dressings anymore.

    - Nick Anderson on March 23, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is the best no-egg ceasar dressing recipe I’ve ever found. Just the right amount of everything. Most importantly my kids love it!!

    - Chef Dad on March 22, 2016 Reply
  • 1 stars

    WAY too much mayo. I’d use closer to a fourth or half cup, and then double up on the lemon and dijon.

    - Rachel on March 18, 2016 Reply
    • 5 stars

      Actually, Rachel, I, too, was turned off by the massive amounts of mayo, not just in this recipe, but in most salad dressings. This recipe is so good, though, I did some adjustments to make it to my liking. I substituted Vegan Grapeseed Veganaisse for Mayo. The grapeseed version is the only version of Veganaisse that I can tolerate, BUT, I am not a vegan. I followed the rest of the recipe exactly as it is..hmmm…okay, a added maybe a touch more anchovie paste and a touch more dijon. I like to get a little zing in the old gullet, and the dressing is perfect. I”ve made a fresh batch in my house every week for the past 6-7 months. It is that good.

      - Dave on April 3, 2016 Reply
  • Hello Jenn,
    How much romaine, croutons and shaved parmesan do I put with your Caesar salad dressing, which serves 10 starter salads. That is the number of people coming to dinner.
    Many thanks,

    - Carol on March 11, 2016 Reply
    • The dressing is the perfect amount for about 10 medium salads (about 2 cups of romaine per serving). In terms of the croutons, for 10 salads, I would suggest either buying a bag of croutons or you could double this recipe for homemade croutons. For the cheese, just purchase a wedge of fresh parm and put that on to taste. Enjoy!

      - Jenn on March 12, 2016 Reply
      • 5 stars

        Since I have been on an elimination diet, I have been making more recipes and needed a good caesar dressing. I made this without the anchovy paste, and used Veganaise (I can’t have eggs) instead of mayo. It is better than any restaurant version…and my family didn’t even know they got the vegan mayo. They loved it! Thank you!!!!

        - Stacey J on March 15, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Possibly the best Caesar dressing I have ever made. Followed the recipe exactly and it was perfection….I’ve made it twice now in less than a month…..with this recipe I’d prefer to make my own dressing instead of buying pre-made…

    - Denise on March 9, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is the best caesar salad dressing recipe that I have come across! I’ve been using it for quite a while now and it is my go to recipe for sure!! I have also shared it with many others. It is just the perfect blend of ingredients! Thanks for sharing it here!

    - Maggie on March 2, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I thought this recipe was very good. I like the creamy cesar, not the egg and oil based ones. I added a bit more parmesean reggiano, thinned it with red wine vinegar and olive oil, bit more garlic and dijon mustard. I put the dijon mustard, garlic, W sauce, anchovies and all other liquids into the food processor and blended it. Whipped it into the mayo and thinned it with the above stated oil and red wine vinegar and a bit more lemon .

    - Amanda on March 1, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Easy to make and delicious. I used Fish Sauce (contains fermented anchovy extract) instead of the anchovy paste and salt.

    - Lisa on February 27, 2016 Reply
    • How much fish sauce did you use?

      - Doris on June 19, 2016 Reply
  • 1 stars

    This is the first time I’ve made a Caesar Salad that was not from scratch. I chose this dressing due to the raves. I made it and left it in the fridge for several hours so the flavors could blend. Have to tell you i am VERY unimpressed. I would not make this again. guess I’m back to scratch

    - mari on February 27, 2016 Reply
    • 1 stars

      Same. I found it had a lot of mayo and had a strong taste of garlic. I would never use this recipe again.

      - Emily on May 22, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    So easy and delicious. The first ceasar dressing I made from scratch, but no need to look further. I left out the anchovy paste. Thinned it, as others suggested, with olive oil and lemon juice. So tasty!

    - Ddt on February 22, 2016 Reply
    • Thanks for the heads up, my concern is she said it doesn’t use raw eggs so you don’t have to worry, really? What does she think mayonnaise is made from?
      I honestly can’t rate it because I haven’t made or tasted it, I just responded about the raw egg issue

      - MSB on November 6, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I made this tonight and it was delicious! Perfect! Exactly what I was looking for in a Caesar Dressing! I followed the directions to a “T” and now it goes in my “favorites” Recipe Pile. Thank you!!!!

    - Vontese Farmer on February 22, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Totally wonderful. I used two flat anchovies in place of the paste, and it was perfect. Thanks so much!

    - Melissa on February 22, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I’ve been trying a couple recipes for Ceasars and this one was was definitely the best. Purchasing the anchovy paste made making it WAY easier because I just hated opening the smelly canned ones and mincing them; it almost grossed me out to the point of not wanting to put them in! It really scared me to see how mayonaise goes in there so I decided to go for 3/4 instead and it was still so delicious. I also added a bit of olive oil and extra lemons juice to make it less thick! I’m excited to serve this one next time we have friends over

    - mackenzie engel on February 21, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This recipe is awesome. It’s easy to make and tastes great. Love it.

    - GARY MAIO on February 8, 2016 Reply
  • What can I use to thin it out a little?

    - Elaine on February 8, 2016 Reply
  • What is the best way to make fall off the bone pork ribs

    - Roy Bowden on February 2, 2016 Reply
    • Hi Roy, Readers love this recipe for ribs and the meat really does fall off the bone!

      - Jenn on February 3, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Marvelous. Best recipe ever.

    - ? on January 24, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I made this recipe last night and it was delicious!!! It caused my 5 year old to do something he’s never done before after eating the one dish that calls for daily negotiating…salad. He asked for seconds! This will certainly be my go to recipe moving forward!!! The whole family enjoyed…I think I’ll use the leftover dressing for a salad now! Thanks so much for sharing.

    - Lauren on January 20, 2016 Reply
    • 5 stars

      Ohh, I forgot to mention that I too cut the mayo back to 1/2 cup and used Vegenaise. Still excellent!

      - Lauren on January 20, 2016 Reply
  • Hello Jenn,
    I have never tried the hellman mayo. Would the dressing taste very different if it is replaced with a basic recipe of homemade mayo ?

    - Patricia on January 18, 2016 Reply
    • Patricia, Homemade mayo should work just fine!

      - Jenn on January 19, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Best Dressing Ever!! I couldn’t find the anchovy paste so I substituted with capers. Delicious!

    - Veronica on January 18, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    My 13 year old daughter fancies herself a Caesar salad expert and she just went bananas over this dressing (of course, I didn’t tell her there is anchovy paste in it). Says it’s the best she’s ever had – and I totally agree! I doubled the garlic, because that’s just how we roll. Fan-freakin-tastic!!

    - Jenn on January 18, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Omg……the best dressing ever. My husband has celiac and I have to be so careful what he eats. Love this, thank you 🙂

    - Amber on January 17, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is SO good, that I make it all of the time! It’s super easy, and delicious! I’ve been asked for the recipe every time I serve it. Add homemade garlic Parmesan cheese croutons and it can’t be beat! Yummmmm

    - Ma Baskee on January 17, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    best caesar salad dressing I have ever tasted. Thank you!!!!

    - Lindsay McCracken on January 13, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This caesar salad dressing recipe saved the day, thx!

    - Dale on December 31, 2015 Reply
  • I am curious, has anyone tried making this with Hellmann’s Olive Oil Mayo? How did it taste?

    - Angela on December 29, 2015 Reply
    • 5 stars

      That’s the kind I used. Delicious!!!

      - Simone on December 30, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I made this recipe for the first time on Christmas Eve and brought it to our big Italian Family dinner. I cannot tell you how much EVERYONE loved it! My Italian mother whom I adore, but never compliments many food things because she is a very picky eater, grabbed my arm and squeezed it gently during dinner and said to me it was the best tasting Caesar salad she has EVER tasted. She asked me to send the recipe. I will remember that moment forever. I gave you all the credit, Once Upon a Chef. I told all the family ladies about your website. I also got rave reviews on your coconut macaroons as well! Thank you for making me look good!

    - Faith on December 26, 2015 Reply
    • Thank you, Faith! I’m so happy everyone enjoyed it, especially your mom 🙂

      - Jenn on December 27, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is the best dressing I’ve ever tasted! Will not be purchasing store bought ever again. Doubled up the amount of garlic and Dijon mustard and it came out perfect!

    - Ariel on December 25, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I love this dressing!! I have made this many times, everyone loves it!! Thank you!!

    - Natalie Gambino on December 24, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I love this recipe. The dressing is just so tasty! I have started a tradition of making it for our Italian dinner on Christmas Eve. Last year I cut the salt in half and this year I left it out completely. With all the sodium in the other ingredients you just don’t need it. And yes a little extra lemon and a dash of olive oil thins it out perfectly. Happy Holidays!

    - Chris on December 24, 2015 Reply
  • Hi Jenn!

    Can I mince anchovy fillets in the food processor with the rest of the ingredients? Can’t find anchovy paste where I live!

    - Yussra on December 23, 2015 Reply
    • Yes Yussra, you can definitely definitely do that. Hope you enjoy!

      - Jenn on December 23, 2015 Reply
    • Yes Yussara, you can definitely do that. Hope you enjoy!

      - Jenn on December 23, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This has become a staple recipe in our home. We are a family of 9, and EVERYONE likes this dressing! The first time I made this, I was in a hurry to get to a potluck, so I had to work with what was in the pantry. I was missing the anchovy paste and Worcestershire sauce, but it was excellent anyway. Many people asked for the recipe. I do think good quality mayo makes a difference, though.

    - Mrs. Johnson on December 20, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I love this recipes but I do it with 1/2 the mayo. Thins it, makes it more flavorful, and less of a splurge health-wise.

    - Jessie on December 15, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Wow! This dressing was excellent and a hit at our Christmas party. I did add a bit more lemon juice (about 1 tsp.) to thin it a bit (with the added side benefit of punching up the flavor some too). Also added an extra small clove of garlic. It can hardly be too garlicky, can it?!?

    - Terri on December 14, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    My entire family absolutely loved this dressing, and my sister, who is a foodie, said it was the best Caesar she’s ever had. Making it again tonight!

    - Margie on December 13, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Definitely a keeper recipe. After trying this easy, delicious, flavorful recipe I will never buy bottled Caesar dressing again. I had canned anchovies, so I read online that 1 teaspoon of anchovy paste is equivalent to 1 anchovy and it came out perfect. Thanks again! Can’t wait to try out your other recipes!

    - Gia on December 13, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I will NEVER buy Caesar dressing again!!! Why would I, when this recipe is so easy and so good! Thank you!!!

    - Kristine on December 10, 2015 Reply
    • 5 stars


      - Kyeshia on January 20, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I have been trying different Caesar Salad Dressings for a long time. I found this one about two months ago and have made it numerous times. It is amazing and so easy. My son who I can never get to eat his salad goes back for seconds and even thirds on this one. I highly recommend it.

    - Fred on December 7, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This was amazing. Made it w anchiove fillets I chopped then crushed w knife to make a paste. I grilled the lettuce too. Yummy

    - Caroline on December 4, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This was delicious! My first attempt at making Ceaser Salad Dressing. I was afraid of the anchovy paste. :). It just provides a little bite to the dressing. Nothing to be afraid of!

    - Kim Rippere on November 19, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I really enjoyed this recipe! I thought the dressing tasted exactly how it does at a restaurant. I followed the recipe exactly. Highly recommend it. Thanks!

    - Olga on November 10, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Just tried this dressing, tonight. It was a huge hit. 🙂 This does have a thick consistency, but if you want to thin it down, you can use milk (very little, it doesn’t take much) Definitely a keeper.

    - Will S on November 8, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Excellent recipe, the family loved it!

    - Dave on November 8, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    My whole family LOVES this recipe! Thanks for a simple delicious dressing. It really is the best!

    - Lori on October 29, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I’m a huge fan of cooks illustrated and go to them constantly for recipes. I thought I’d find a favorite Caesar salad recipe from them. Though their multiple recipes were good, they weren’t quite what I was looking for. I went back to google and searched and tried others til I found this one. One word describes it: AMAZING!! It is delicious, garlicky, and oh so yummy. My 3 year old asks for it! It’s just the perfect one and my family and extended family agree that this is it! Thank you Jenn for sharing!

    - Paige on October 26, 2015 Reply
  • Can you recommend croutons for this recipe? I plan to make this this w^e for 9 guests.

    - Rlly on October 23, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This was awesome. I like a lot of flavor and this had it. One of the best ceasar dressing I have had. Made it with shrimp scampi with fresh herbs and gluten free garlic Parmesan bread. A couple fresh cloves of garlic in softened butter broil and adds little Parmesan cheese to the top right at the end of baking. Quick and yummy dinner family loved it.

    - Samantha on September 26, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    So delicious! I am pregnant, and feeling really finicky about food. It needs to be healthy, of course, but also has to really taste great. I feel so empowered to have a perfect recipe for one of my favorite salads. Now, I can just whip up the recipe whenever. Thanks for sharing!!

    - Laura on September 23, 2015 Reply
  • How long is this good for?

    - Kathleen on September 23, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Kathleen, It keeps well in the fridge for about a week.

      - Jenn on September 24, 2015 Reply
      • 5 stars

        P.S. I made a double batch, immediately froze half, and the frozen batch was perfect when we thawed and used it a few weeks later.

        - Margie on December 13, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I am incredibly picky about caesar dressing and this is the best homemade dressing I’ve ever had! It has the perfect amount of everything in it. Thank you!

    - Janae Tilmans on September 15, 2015 Reply
  • I was just wondering why raw eggs would be a health concern to small kids but Hellmann’s Mayo which is full of GMO’s is a safe substitute? Eggs raw or cooked shouldn’t be a health concern as long as they are from a reputable source….the use of antibiotics on large scale chicken farms has actually increased the incidence of S. Enteritis on these farms – it kills of the natural microflora that usually compete with S. enteritis – leaving the area prime for salmonella. So common sense tells me that our risk of getting S enteritis from an organic farmed egg – is going to be factors below the average risk.

    - Marie on September 5, 2015 Reply
    • 5 stars

      Really? Some people lol … I loved it. Hellmans is definitely quality mayo and the one I prefer. Thanks for a great recipe!

      - Wendy on April 14, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    5 stars,,( should be 10) this recipe is fabulous,,in Mexico no anchovy paste, I used a can and it was not fishy…I had been making our old recipe for years ..Yours is better, tastier and faster ! Now I have to rewrite this new family recipe, promise to give you all the credit!

    - Maria Triplett on September 4, 2015 Reply
  • 4 stars

    I absolutely love the dressing as is, however my husband thinks it’s a little too thick. Wondering what you might use to thin it out a bit?

    - Lauren Cope on September 3, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Lauren, You could thin it out with a bit of olive oil and a touch more lemon juice.

      - Jenn on September 4, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    My son loves Caesar salad whenever we eat out so I thought I would try it at home. He loved it!

    - Diane on September 1, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I made this Sunday for a bridal shower and everyone LOVED it. Many went back for seconds and a I had several people ask me for the recipe. And it’s so easy to make! 🙂

    - Heather on August 31, 2015 Reply
  • I am going to make this for my friends bridal shower on Sunday. I am excited after reading all the reviews! I have never made my own dressing before. Will it be okay if I put the dressing on the romaine the night before or should I wait until just before the shower? Thanks!

    - Heather on August 28, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Heather, Definitely wait to toss the salad with the dressing until right before serving, otherwise the lettuce will get soggy. Hope everyone enjoys it!

      - Jenn on August 28, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I keep coming back to this dressing!! Its amazing, easy and delicious. This is a staple in our house. It gets the kids really interested in salad!

    - Mara on August 27, 2015 Reply
  • no olive oil?

    - Maritza Herrera on August 27, 2015 Reply
    • That’s right — no olive oil 🙂

      - Jenn on August 28, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This Ceasar dressing is amazing! Truly, the best I have had. Try it….you will not be disappointed. ?

    - Donna on August 27, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is hands down my favorite recipe I’ve found on the internet. It got me hooked on Once Upon a Chef and has me searching here for recipes when looking for different dishes. I can’t rave enough. The kids love it, my picky husband loves it, and it is the easiest dressing to whip up!

    - Monica on August 27, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is a delicious dressing. So easy too. I bought the anchovy paste which was super handy and now I have a little tube of the paste to use in future recipes. Thank you for this great recipe!

    - Linda on August 26, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This was my first attempt at made-from-scratch Caesar dressing and it BLEW MY FAMILY AWAY. Absolutely delicious! This will be my only recipe for Caesar dressing from now on. Who knew even kids would like something made with anchovy paste, but they’re scarfing it down!

    - Monique Christiansen on August 23, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Just made this for dinner. It was delicious! Everyone had seconds. This will be made often. Yum!

    - Michelle on August 22, 2015 Reply
  • OK to use a blender instead of whisking? Havent tried this yet so not sure of difference

    - Bonnie on August 20, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Bonnie, Yes that’s fine. Enjoy 🙂

      - Jenn on August 20, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    How thick should this delicious dressing be? To be served with a spoon or poured? It’s for the brunch the day after my daughter’s wedding here in Austria, so that’s this coming Sunday, if you could possibly get back to me before then!
    Many thanks!

    - Meredith on August 19, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Meredith, It’s quite thick, almost the consistency of a dip, so I would serve it with a spoon. Enjoy, and congrats on your daughter’s wedding!

      - Jenn on August 19, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I mean I was getting tired of just putting olive oil, vinegar and black pepper on my salads. I wasn’t really enjoying them. I had a craving for a Caesar salad and looked online and saw that this recipe had five stars with 319 reviews. So after work, I went to the store to get my ingredients. I spent about an hour in the big W trying to look for anchovy paste, asking workers if they had it and I was disappointed. I wondered then if I should ditch the anchovy paste in the ingredients. I checked my phone really quickly and saw that people found that Caesar salad dressing was not the same without anchovy paste. So I decided to buy tin anchovies in olive oil and salt and chopped these finely to give a paste-like consistency. It absolutely worked!!! The only other change was using one garlic clove as I am not a big fan of garlic but I mean this was the best salad dressing I ever had in my life. My friend was first mad that I was not spending time with him after work and was in the kitchen making salad dressing but when he tasted it, he apologized and loved it. 🙂 Thanks so much Jenn, I’ll be following your recipes from now on!! I wish there was a 6 star option!!

    - Monique on August 19, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I appreciate this semi-homemade caesar dressing recipe. No more egg on my hands. Thanks!

    - meredith on August 17, 2015 Reply
  • This sounds incredible ~ am making for a friend tomorrow night w/ grilled chicken on top. Can you give the calorie, fat content? Many thanks ~~

    - Marilyn on August 16, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Marilyn, I have updated the recipe to include nutritional data — you will find it right underneath the recipe. Hope you and your friend enjoyed it 🙂

      - Jenn on August 19, 2015 Reply
  • how long will this dressing keep in the refrigerator?

    - Nancy on August 15, 2015 Reply
    • It keeps for about a week.

      - Jenn on August 15, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    What a fantastic recipe. I have made this twice now and it is delicious. I only added one clove of garlic and it was lovely. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    - Alexandra Forbes on August 12, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Hi Jenn…
    Finally, tried this dressing and it is FAB. My friends and I all love Caesar salad at the best of times. Printed it twice so I can make it again and again at home and at the trailer.

    I made my own croutons by making them out of “fried bread” (bread and just enough of good quality olive oil; popped this into a frying pan – 5 minutes later – the best). Maybe it’s the “Old Brit” heritage coming out in me. But they are great.

    You are on the right road with 312 reviews on one recipe – this has to be a record.

    Streetsville, Ontario

    - Sharon Duerden on August 11, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This really is the best dressing ever! Every time I make this dressing, people always ask for the recipe. I agree with a few of the other reviewers below, use the real ingredients. I tried using just lemon juice from a bottle one time, and it still tasted great but not quite as wonderful. I also recommend squeezing more lemon juice and sprinkled fresh cracked pepper over the salad just before serving. Perfection!

    - Elizabeth on August 11, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars


    - Gigi on August 3, 2015 Reply
  • Fantastic dressing ever

    - Jutta on July 29, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    My girlfriend said this is the best she ever had. Coming from a world traveler-vegetarian wow! I sliced baguettes ,topped them off with mozzarella and toasted one side only (bottom still soft while top is browned). Cut into quarters then drizzle EVOO. She kept asking whats the special occasion? Thanks

    - Edward Shepherd on July 29, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Amazing!!! I don’t use Mayonnaise I used veg anise and a little of buttermilk. It comes amazing. Thank you!!!

    - Rosy Barrett on July 28, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Made this and it was very tasty! But instead of using anchovy paste I use real anchovy from the jar with olive oil, I chopped three pieces finely and blend it in with the mixtures. Yummy

    - Lina on July 27, 2015 Reply
  • Any recommendation for those allergic to fish? I cannot have the anchovy paste or Worcestershire sauce because of my allergy and I have been missing caesar salad for years!

    - Scott on July 20, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Scott, You could add soy sauce instead of the Worcestershire. But I know of no good substitute for anchovy paste. I’d probably just increase the Dijon and Parmesan a bit to add flavor.

      - Jenn on July 26, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I have made this recipe exactly as it is many times and it is amazing!! I had a recipe that used anchovy fillets and raw egg, which tasted great but it would gross me out to see the egg in my salad and I would end up wasting the unused anchovy. Im so greatful to find this recipe, which I always have these ingredients on hand so its a great last minute meal that always pleases and impresses:-)

    - SueBee on July 15, 2015 Reply
  • Hello.
    This recipe says it makes 1 1/3 cups of dressing. How many people would that feed? A salad for 10? I am feeding 200, and will have another salad, meat and buns etc, so wondering how much dressing I should make. I was thinking of multiplying this by 20 and purchasing 20 heads of romaine for 200 people.

    - Deanna on July 14, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Deanna, 1-1/3 cups is enough for about 10 medium salads (about 2 cups of romaine per serving).

      - Jenn on July 16, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This dressing is fantastic! We will be eating way more Caesar salad from now on just because this dressing is so darn delicious! So glad I found it! Thanks!

    - Deb on July 9, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is the BEST Caesar Salad Dressing EVER! I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect caesar dressing for a while now and I was so glad to find this one! Make sure that you use “real ingredients” as indicated in the recipe…don’t use lemon juice out of a bottle, use a real lemon…don’t use the powdered parmesan, go for the real stuff…if you follow the recipe, you will NOT be disappointed! I will never buy caesar dressing again – it is super easy to make! I should mention that I never leave reviews on recipes but I just had to for this! Trust me – you will LOVE it!

    - Chantal Vanderlaan on July 3, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Chantal,

      I never leave reviews either. However, after reading your review and all the others I’m going to make this dressing tonight for my sister’s birthday dinner on Tuesday. Caesar salad is her favorite and if this turns out as outstanding as you and everyone else claims it to be, I’ll be back to write a review also. Hope if I make it tonight ahead of time that it’ll be outrageous on Tuesday. Thanks for your input and I’ll let you know.


      - Michele Bradley on July 13, 2015 Reply
  • Great dressing

    - Caron on June 28, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    The best ever Caesar salad dressing recipe! I follow it verbatim. My husband is addicted to it. All my friends who have tasted it have asked me for the recipe and have wowed their own friends and relatives with it. Awesome! I use all organic ingredients, except for the Hellman’s mayo. For the Worcestershire sauce, I use The Wizard’s Sauces, Organic Gluten-Free Vegan Worcestershire Sauce. I’m not a vegan, but I do like that it’s organic and it tastes just as good as – if not actually better than – the Lea & Perrins. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe!

    - Stephanie on June 28, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Great recipe and thank you. I had all ingredients on hand and did not have to go back to the store Saved the page on my phone for future reference.

    - Kim on June 24, 2015 Reply
  • Whoops – I just wrote a review about the Caesar dressing and said I made 1/2 recipe. I didn’t, that was something else! I made the whole recipe. How long will it keep in the refrigerator?

    - Lynn Sterling on June 22, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Lynn, It will keep about a week.

      - Jenn on June 22, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I made the Caesar dressing last night and it was perfect. (1/2 recipe) I did use 1 anchovy fillet in the dressing instead of the anchovy paste since my husband also wanted them on his salad. I also added a couple of teaspoons of red wine vinegar. It was fast, easy and delicious. My husband loves a good Caesar salad and he pronounced this version “Perfect”. Thank you!

    - Lynn Sterling on June 22, 2015 Reply
  • I am looking forward to trying this recipe. The classic recipe is homemade mayonaise though. Oil and egg equal mayonaise. I have never used regular mayonnaise, so i thought i would try this recipe.

    - vicki sandoval on June 19, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I’m not a huge mayonnaise fan, but I loved this dressing. I used the Hellman’s olive oil mayo, and it was great!

    - Marisa on June 19, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Absolutely LOVED this version of a Caesar Dressing! I love making homemade dressing and my hubby said it was the best so far!..and OIL FREE! Love!

    - Denise on June 18, 2015 Reply
    • Just a FYI – Mayo is the emulsification of oil and eggs, so this is not oil free.

      - Joe on January 5, 2016 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Turned out perfect the first time I made it. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I love it.

    - Mary-Anne on June 16, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Heaven! Absolutely the right balance of garlic, parmesan and sweetness! My son who orders Ceasar salad everywhere thought this was “THE BOMB”!
    Best ever!

    - Guylaine on June 9, 2015 Reply
  • a total waste of otherwise good ingredients. I can’t fathom why people seem to like this recipe so much. It tastes exactly like what you’d expect it to, like you dumped a bunch of mayonnaise on your salad. There is no avoiding the distinctive mayonnaise flavor, and this is from someone who really likes mayonnaise. Only in the Midwest would a dressing like this be anything other then a joke. If you want Caesar dressing, that actually tastes like Caesar dressing, make anything other than this recipe.

    - Tim on June 8, 2015 Reply
    • You must be quite the miserable person to be so angry about a recipe. If you don’t like it, then move on and find another one. Find a hobby while you’re at it.

      - Trissa on June 9, 2015 Reply
    • There must be something wrong with your taste buds fella. If you followed the recjpe, the mayo disappears in the background. The anchovy and dijon shines through.

      - Angie on June 9, 2015 Reply
    • Tim, Tim, Tim:
      I take you for an internet troll. As such, you are miserable. You failed to misspell “caesar,” although it was a nice touch to fail to capitalize the first word of the first sentence in your post.

      I have made this salad at least ten times this spring and it is by far the best caesar’s salad recipe out there. We use about six to eight minced anchovies preserved in oil instead of the anchovie paste. It is heaven. Jenn, you’re the best!

      - Penny on June 14, 2015 Reply
    • 5 stars

      Wow, Tim…you’re just a plain mean troll … Penny spotted you a mile away… Buy your bottled stuff & keep it moving…(P.S. hope you read these) I’m going to enjoy this tonite! 🙂

      - Marianna on June 26, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    After years of making egg and olive oil Caesar, my wife happened to ask for a creamier dressing. Used your recipe, but added 2 TBS red wine vinegar and used a full tin of anchovies. Put all the ingredients in a 4 cup chopper blender. Just got a big thumbs up from the Mrs. !

    - Dale on June 7, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I remember when I searched for a delicious caesar salad recipe in autumn (after my last summer holiday). When I made this dressing I was amazed of the outcome – and it really was simple and fast. Combined with romaine lettuce, grana padano, chicken with herbs and fried pitta bread, this is without a doubt the best caesar dressing I have tasted. I have made this dressing a number of times since October, changing the salad, bread and meat, but never the dressing as it really is the best part of the salad, just as it is. I can highly recommend Jenn’s recipe for this dressing to anyone.

    - Leo Döhl on June 7, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This was the best cesar dressing my husband and I ever had! I couldn’t stop “testing” it, and after dinner had some more dressing as dessert…wonderful!

    - Maren on May 28, 2015 Reply
  • How many whole, tinned anchovies instead of the paste? My household loves them and always keeps them on hand for pizzas on the smoker-griller.

    - Spikeygrrl on May 26, 2015 Reply
    • Hi, I’d say 1-2.

      - Jenn on May 28, 2015 Reply
      • I once had no anchovy paste on hand and used 2 filets from a can instead. It came out perfect!

        - Stephanie on June 28, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I have been using your receipe for Caesar Salad Dressing for the past year. It is the best dressing ever! I can’t go to any barbeque, family function or work related pot luck without it being requested. Everyone loves it.

    - Shara Brisbon on May 21, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    First time trying this recipe and it came out perfect! Super creamy and a lot of flavor. My mother and I were surprised with how well it came out. Very delicious!

    - Gaby on May 18, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    How many times do you recommend multiplying this recipe to ensure enough dressing for 14 salads? I’m interested in using this recipe for a lunch gathering as a main course with grilled chicken.

    - Devi on May 17, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Devi, 1-1/3 cups is enough for 10 medium salads (about 2 cups of romaine per serving). So I would multiply the dressing by 2 — better safe than sorry and I don’t think you’ll mind having extra 🙂

      - Jenn on May 18, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Brought home a Caesar salad but forgot the dressing from my work. Made this recipe instead and was great ! Thank you.

    - Nigel Bachmann on May 16, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Made this tonight and I couldn’t believe how good the dressing was! So quick and tasty. I’ve added ths site to my go to quick but good meals! Thank you!

    - Tameka on May 11, 2015 Reply
  • Hi Jenn…..

    Asked this question ages ago. I was wondering if you had an opportunity to think about making “homemade” mayo yet. I know all my friends say it’s easy – but I have never made mayo before and I would like to incorporate homemade mayo into your/my recipes. My family is in full tilt with salad eating now that the warm weather is here.


    - Sharon on May 11, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I love this recipe. I don’t use the anchovie paste and I only use yellow mustard and it still tastes great. My hubby loves it!

    - Alison on May 8, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I halved this recipe and it was delicious. The perfect ratio between the spiciness of the anchovy paste and the dijon. Grilled 2 thin-cut chicken breasts for the top. I did leave out the parmesan cheese in the dressing, but I add it in shavings for the top of my salad to save on my WW points. I also used light mayo. I mixed the dressing in the salad mix to make sure it was all coated.

    Even at half the recipe, I have dressing left, as it’s just my husband and me.

    Served with Trader Joe’s Red Pepper Soup. OMG, that stuff is restaurant quality.

    - Angie W. on April 30, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Are you serious?!! I make “real” dressing all of the time. Tonight I had guests and was in a rush. Found this recipe and let me tell you. AMAZING!! My guests could not believe I took the time to make such great homemade Caesar dressing. Will NEVER go back. Thank you for making life so much easier and making me look like the star!

    - Dana Wade on April 29, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I’ll never buy the bottled stuff anymore! I’m currently on a weight loss plan so I made a couple of changes. I substituted the mayo for 1/2 cup light mayo and 1/2 cup 0% Greek yoghurt. I wasn’t sure how this would alter the taste or texture of the recipe but it is absolutely amazing, I can finally enjoy caesar salad again!

    - Kelly on April 26, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I just made your “homemade caesar salad dressing”, and I am just amazed at how wonderful this tastes. I will not be buying any caesar dressing from the store again, this is the absolute best I have ever tasted. We are having cedar plank grilled salmon on top of the caesar salad for dinner tonight. I cant wait, Thank you so much for such!!!!

    - Joan on April 25, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Thank you for sharing your recipe. I’ve never made Caesar dressing before and this version is foolproof. It was quick, easy and yielded delicious results.

    - Shawn on April 24, 2015 Reply
  • Can I use real anchovies and mash them up? How many? Thank you. I will be doubling this recipe.

    - annette ticknor on April 23, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Annette, Yes, that’s fine. Not sure how many you’ll need; you’ll have to mash them up and measure the same amount as called for in the recipe. Hope you enjoy!

      - Jenn on April 24, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Made this for diner to be paired with Salmon Croquette. Turned out so good that the salad outshone the main dish.

    - Be Yourself on April 21, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    this is a terrific recipe, It is beating my favorite R…’s dressing.

    - yvette Jones on April 21, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Loved it quick and easy.
    Hey presto and its done.

    - Gaynor on April 18, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Best ceasar dressing and so easy!

    - Rebecca on April 18, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Absolutely amazing! Jeanette. I love it

    - Jeanette & Morgan. on April 13, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is an absolutely amazing caesar dressing!! I didn’t make any changes and it’s definitely restaurant quality!! Thank you for sharing this!

    - Angela on April 13, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I love this recipe!! I used to make a similar one a little more from scratch but then I’d get lazy and then of course there is the egg thing…
    This is so easy and my husband begs for it, it’s so good.
    I also love the picture of ingredients. I have the recipe copied down but when I’m almost brain dead, the pic of what goes in it makes it seem Do-able. Thanks so much for this!

    - joyce swearingen on April 11, 2015 Reply
  • What to use in Homemade Caesar salad dressing in place of anchovy paste?

    - Janette Davis on April 7, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Janette, There’s really no substitute for anchovy paste — you can just leave it out.

      - Jenn on April 8, 2015 Reply
      • Thanks for that!

        - Jeanette & Morgan. on April 13, 2015 Reply
    • Google ‘anchovy substitutes’. Here’s a link that has a few suggestions:

      - Maddy on April 23, 2015 Reply
  • How long will this keep in refrigerator

    - Mary on March 31, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Mary, About a week.

      - Jenn on April 2, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is THE BEST Caesar dressing I’ve ever had including fine dining Caesar dressings. I didn’t change a thing when I made it. The only thing I did upon tasting it was to make an immediate second batch because I knew the dressing would disappear quickly, and it has!!! Thank you for this recipe and many others.

    - NormaS on March 27, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is so delicious I can’t believe I used to buy the Lighthouse Caesar dressing weekly. I have a son who is allergic to dairy. I double the recipe and put half in a different container without the parmesan. Then I add the parmesan to the remainder for the rest of us. He says it is delicious even without theparmesan. Also to be lazy sometimes I used really good parmesan from Costco – already shredded. It is good that way also.

    - RitaM on March 25, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Thank you for the recipe it was delicious
    I alternate Anchovy paste by caned one
    We enjoyed it

    - Laila cummings on March 25, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I had a couple of recipes for really good Caesar Salad Dressing, but my computer went belly up so I lost them. 🙁

    I looked around and my Google-fu led me to this place. The recipe seemed way too easy, but I was in a hurry, so what the heck.

    WOWZERS! Quick has met Easy who have met Delicious and melded into about the best Caesar Salad dressing ever. Wonderful job and thank you for sharing.

    - TXKajun on March 21, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    OMG! This is, without a doubt, the absolute best Caesar dressing I have ever had. And, it is so easy to make! I get requests from friends and family to make this all the time. We use it not only as a salad dressing, but also as a dip for veggie trays! Excellent!

    - Maribeth on March 19, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This has become my go to recipe for Caesar salad dressing! My family and friends love it every time I make it! And sometimes when I want to go a little easier on the calorie content, I substitute half of the mayo for Greek yogurt. If I don’t have anchovy paste, I just add a dash or two more of Worcestershire.

    - ElaineP on March 19, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Great dressing.
    Can you add anchovies to dressing?

    - Sheila on March 17, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Sheila, Sure, it’s fine to add anchovies.

      - Jenn on March 18, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Excellent Caesar dressing!

    - Peter on March 16, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I love that this recipe uses mayonnaise. For years, I have made ceasar salad dressing with eggs and oil. I hate mixing those two together because sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. Mayonnaise is so much easier.

    - Lisa on March 7, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I love Caesar salad and always wanted to learn how to make home made dressing. I am so glad I stumbled upon your website and this recipe is a keeper. Love love love it! My kids love it and I made it in two different occasions already and it’s a hit!
    Thank you for sharing.

    - Lorna on March 2, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I’ve made lots of homemade caesar dressing (including from egg yolks) and this recipe is just spot-on for flavor and texture. The mayo makes it quicker and the flavors blend together beautifully.

    - Liz on February 15, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Absolutely delicious. I have tried several different recipes but this beats them all.

    - Barb on February 12, 2015 Reply
  • Anchovies paste not available in our small town. What cam I substitute with?

    - Yvonne on February 11, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Yvonne, What about anchovies?

      - Jenn on February 11, 2015 Reply
    • We dont have anchovy paste here too but substituted with fish sauce and it works a treat. Delicious dressing by the way, Jenn.

      - Lia on March 10, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Delicious! I didn’t have enough mayo on hand so I also added olive oil. The olive oil made it easier to pour. I will definitely make this again and again. Thanks for the recipe.

    - Dawn on February 7, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Amazingly yummy.

    - Kendra on February 6, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Loved it – made it today for the first time – easy and delicious. Definite keeper

    - Lisa on February 2, 2015 Reply
  • 4 stars

    Excellent dressing. I am used to using an egg yolk in my Caesar dressing but this was very good. It’s a keeper!

    - Gina A on February 1, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Excellent! I love Caesar salads but have always chickened out b/c of the raw egg aspect…but when I saw your recipe was very excited and of course ~ did not disappoint! I am not anchovy person but have complete trust in you now Jenn & bought another tube of paste and the dressing is absolutely perfect! For all who are skeptical…try it first before eliminating it. Thank you once again 😉

    - Julie B on January 31, 2015 Reply
  • Seriously? “While most authentic Caesar dressings are olive oil-based vinaigrettes thickened with raw eggs, this one has a mayonnaise base, which means no raw eggs so you don’t have to worry about giving it to your kids.”
    What is mayonnaise again, if not an olive oil-based vinaigrette thickened with raw eggs? A bit sad to find this on a “food” blog.

    - Hopip on January 28, 2015 Reply
    • Commercial mayonnaise is made with pasteurized eggs — the eggs are heated in a water bath to destroy all bacteria and viruses. Most eggs that we buy at the grocery store are not pasteurized.

      - Jenn on January 28, 2015 Reply
      • COMPLETELY TRUE!! I’m pregnant, en searching for a recipe without raw eggs, i’m going to try this tonight! Thanks a lot!!

        - Eveline on April 1, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I tested this recipe in advance for a party I am having this weekend. Wouldn’t change a thing. Everybody loved it.

    - Kathy on January 22, 2015 Reply
  • Recipe calls for 1/2 cup grated parmesean cheese. But the photo looks as though there are small slices of parmesean on the top. Do you recommend that in addition ti the grated cheese which is mixed in, some slices be added on top as well?
    My husband almost always order Caesar salad when we’re out for lunch, so I’m looking forward to trying your recipe as a surprise.
    Many thanks.

    - lynn y on January 20, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Lynn, Yes, absolutely. Hope you enjoy!

      - Jenn on January 20, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I am pregnant and have been craving ceasar salad non stop! This recipe is amazing and has hit the spot! Since I stumbled on it I think I have made it 4 or 5 times in the past few weeks. I am not feeling anchovies these days so I just add extra Worcestershire since it has anchovy in it as well. Thank you!

    - Andrea on January 18, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This recipe turned out great. It has great flavor and is super simple to make. The only thing I added to this recipe was about a tablespoon or so of milk which helped make it more liquidy. Initially it comes out pretty thick, so I wanted to thin mine out to make it easier to pour. Other than that, this recipe was fantastic…also, I am not big on any fishy flavor and I can honestly say it does not have that taste whatsoever, so if you are hesitant to try this because the anchovies just know it is not noticeable. Thanks for sharing.

    - Anthony on January 17, 2015 Reply
  • Do I need to make this ahead so the flavors meld together?

    - G. Park on January 17, 2015 Reply
    • G – It’s not necessary to make ahead; will be delicious immediately 🙂

      - Jenn on January 18, 2015 Reply
  • You say you make this with mayo so don’t worry, but isn’t mayo just oil and raw egg? I don’t understand your reasoning.

    - lisa on January 16, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Lisa, Commercial mayonnaise is made with pasteurized eggs — the eggs are heated in a water bath to destroy all bacteria and viruses. Most eggs that we buy at the grocery store are not pasteurized.

      - Jenn on January 18, 2015 Reply
  • I’m in the UK. Do you have a weight for ‘a cup’, please?
    I usually buy caesar dressing and am keen to make my own. I grow my own lettuce and make my own croutons 🙂

    - Jane on January 14, 2015 Reply
    • Hi Jane, I believe 1 cup of mayonnaise is about 8 ounces.

      - Jenn on January 15, 2015 Reply
      • 5 stars

        Hi Jenn
        I made this yesterday and will never again buy ready made caesar dressing – even though I always used to buy fresh! It was delicious, as expected. I didn’t have anchovy paste and so used one anchovy from tinned anchovies in olive oil (I halved the recipe). Many thanks 🙂

        - Jane on January 25, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This Ceasar dressing is outstanding! Husband liked it so I will be making this again, but trying to half the recipe.

    - Jean on January 9, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    How long will this keep in the fridge? Week?

    - Stacey on January 6, 2015 Reply
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      Nevermind! Just saw your reply below! Thanks:) made it Friday night-eating what’s left tonight!! Yum!

      - Stacey on January 6, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Fantastic! Even my 78 year old Italian mother sheepishly said she preferred it to her “traditional” (with the raw egg) caesar dressing! Compares to Flemings Caesar dressing…just add pan seared prosciutto and done!

    - Marianne on January 6, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I’m living in Germany at the moment, just entering the common (I’m told) time where the honeymoon of living overseas is over and everything is just wrong for a bit! I love to cook and the food here is awesome, but some stuff I miss so much! I would run a marathon if there were real fresh jalepenos at the other end. Considering actually swimming the channel for some decent cheddar. And last night I. Just. Wanted. Caesar. Salad. Salad dressing isn’t a big thing over here in general, and it’s only the rare specialty shop where you can find a suspiciously watery bottle labeled “American Caesar.”
    So I made your recipe last night and I just about cried because it was perfect and delicious and for a second I felt home 🙂

    Would it be okay if I linked to you in my blog?

    Thanks again! Yum!

    - Elizabeth on January 6, 2015 Reply
    • So glad you enjoyed it, Elizabeth! It’s fine to share/link.

      - Jenn on January 6, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Jenn once again, Thank you for another amazing recipe. I had an invitation to a prime rib dinner. My friend requested I make a salad for this special celebration. The pressure was on! I immediately referred to you for help. I went with your Caesar Salad. Without question it was a GREAT addition to the meal. I appreciate your additional input concerning the portions to allow for a large group. There were nine guests and your estimations were on the money. (2 cups of Roman per person) I used the full recipe to dress the salad and also took you advice in using Whole Foods in house croutons.

    - Carol Marrazzo on January 4, 2015 Reply
    • Glad it worked out, Carol!

      - Jenn on January 4, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Best dressing of all time, have made it repeatedly and the whole family adores it.

    - Jennifer on January 4, 2015 Reply

    - YOLANDA on December 28, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Excellent taste and enjoyed by all. Makes enough for at least 2 salads. Keeps well in fridge.

    - Penny on December 27, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Excellent recipe! I got tired of the store dressings and wanted something fresher tasting. The dressing was a big hit. The only change I made was to cut the salt in half.

    - Chris on December 24, 2014 Reply
  • Can I make this Caesar dressing a couple days ahead? What about leftovers?

    - Andrea on December 23, 2014 Reply
    • Hi Andrea, Yes, that’s fine; it keeps well for about a week.

      - Jenn on December 23, 2014 Reply
  • Caeser salad is never my favorite, but my son loves it. I’d like to try your recipe, but I have never used anchovy paste. Is there a substitute for it?

    - Frieda on December 23, 2014 Reply
    • Hi Frieda, There really is no substitute for it here; I recommend trying it 🙂

      - Jenn on December 23, 2014 Reply
      • 5 stars

        Thanks! I made it and we all loved it! It’s always possible to learn to use a new ingredient.

        - Frieda on January 28, 2015 Reply
  • 5 stars

    In your picture the dressing looks thin, my dressing tastes good but is very thick. I followed it exactly and it’s thick like a heavy yogurt. It certainly won’t pour. Any suggestions?

    - Rita SHerman on December 22, 2014 Reply
    • Hi Rita, It is a thick dressing — you don’t want it too thin or it won’t coat the greens — but you can thin it with a little water if necessary. You might also try leaving out at room temperature for a bit; the colder it is, the thicker it is.

      - Jenn on December 22, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I’ve made this recipe twice. The first time I followed the recipe exactly, except I used a low-fat olive oil mayonnaise (Kraft). I found the result a little bland with too much cheese flavor, and slightly too sour.

    The second time I used 1/2 the parmesan and lemon juice and doubled all the rest of the ingredients except the mayo and salt. The result the second time was great – tasty and savory without any excess tartness. – plus lower fat! Grate more parmesan on the salad if desired.

    - Ronald Swager on December 20, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I loved this dressing , i love salads but ceasar salad is my favorite , i just finished a bowl of salad with this dressing and LOVED IT , i even added a little bit of bacon and its was great , my sis hates salad but as soon as she tasted this dressing with the salad she wanted me to make her one ,

    - Isabella on December 14, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This is the first caesar salad I ever made… It was fantastic. No reason to ever try another!

    - Y on December 14, 2014 Reply
  • Each year we pick a country and plan a menu from that place. I have printed your (Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing) can you tell me what is in the actual salad apart from the dressing. Want to get it exactly as you have it.
    I read the reviews this should be great.
    Thank you, Yolanda

    - YOLANDA on December 14, 2014 Reply
    • Hi Yolanda, The only ingredients in the salad are romaine lettuce and croutons. You can use store bought croutons or make your own; I like the fresh ones from Whole Foods.

      - Jenn on December 18, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Excellent dressing. I had always made an olive oil/egg dressing with mixed results. This is my new go to Caesar dressing. Thank you!

    - Dale on December 6, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Whenever I want to make a salad your website is the first site I check for a recipe. My husband loved this recipe. Would not change anything!

    - Neeti WYCKOFF on December 4, 2014 Reply
  • I agree with you Jenn about the amount I would need to make. My calculations also come to 5 times your recipe to cover enough dressing over the romaine. Now I may have to experiment with the romaine to see if I have enough for my crowd. I’m not even sure of the difference between a head of Romaine vs. a heart! Thanks so much, Jenn…

    - Linda on November 28, 2014 Reply
  • Your recipe makes 1 1/3 cups of dressing. I am having a crowd over to my home and will be making it for the first time. My question is: how many heads of romaine do I need per 1 1/3 cups of dressing? And how many heads of Romaine do I need as a side for 50 people?
    I’m excited to try the recipe; thank you. I hope I receive a prompt answer.

    - Linda on November 28, 2014 Reply
    • Hi Linda, It’s hard to say exactly but I would say 1-1/3 cups is enough for about 10 medium salads (about 2 cups of romaine per serving). One large head (not heart) of romaine equals about 10 cups of torn lettuce, which should serve 4-5, which means you would need about 10 heads for 50 people. Of course, it depends on the size of head of lettuce but this should give you a general idea. And I’m guessing you would need to multiply the dressing recipe by 5. Hope that helps!

      - Jenn on November 28, 2014 Reply
      • Thanks Jenn for your very prompt answer. I’m making this tomorrow and will let you know the responses of my guests. I just checked what I have for Romaine…and it’s 12 HEARTS, not heads. Does this change your previous advice as to amounts?

        - Linda on November 28, 2014 Reply
        • Hi Linda, A heart of romaine should serve about 2 people.

          - Jenn on November 28, 2014 Reply
    • 5 stars

      I just buy pre-cut hearts of romaine lettuce in a bag. I have determined that 1 preparation of this recipe is enough for 2 bags of lettuce. If you prefer the dressing coating to be very light, this could extend to 3 or 4 bags.

      I also double the garlic, but that’s personal preference. If you’re not sure, just make the recipe as stated, then taste it. It’s very easy to just mince and add more garlic until it’s the way you like it. Leftover dressing refrigerates very well.

      - Vulture on December 7, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I have to tell you, I ADORE Caesar salad but I am a Caesar snob. If I want it at a restaurant, I have to sample the dressing first. If it’s too tangy, too sweet, too blah, I won’t order it. There is one restaurant in my area that gets the dressing absolutely perfect, with the right zip, the right spice. It’s the Caesar standard to which I compare all others. I can’t even accurately put into words the pure JOY I feel at having discovered your recipe. I was not hopeful it was going to please me, it was the FIRST Caesar recipe I ever attempted, and it COMPLETELY NAILED IT!!! I may add an extra clove of garlic or two, and I absolutely add a few dashes of cayenne pepper, but oh-my-wow, this is perfection. Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

    - Sara on November 21, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Jenn there is no way I could thank you enough for all your wonderful recipes! I was not at all a fan of the kitchen. In fact I hated cooking. It’s not that Im a bad cook, but it was getting boring around here. However the past several weeks I’ve been cooking at least 2 of your recipes a week and you have brought a whole new meaning to cooking for my family! I am enjoying the kitchen like never before and the food has been amazing. I feel like a chef (feel being the key word there) ! Thank you for getting me out of the rut of the same old boring recipes and trying all these great, savory and wonderful foods! This Caesar dressing is my next project. Thanks again.

    - Celeste on November 10, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This recipe is AMAZING! I added ONE little extra hit of Worcestershire sauce just for a little more kick, but the compliments went through the roof! Thank you!

    - Tara on October 28, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    If you want fine dining restaurant style Caesar Dressing this recipe is it! My family is addicted. Thank you for the recipe!

    - Lesle Parrish on October 13, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This recipe is EXCELLENT! Thank you! I definitely agree with you about using quality ingredients. In fact, I try to use organic whenever possible. We are garlic lovers so I added about four cloves and minimal salt, just to taste. Yummy! Great suggestion using anchovy paste as well. Not sure how I would have fared with whole fillets…

    - Lindsay on October 10, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Favorite Caesar recipe ever! Prepared exactly as shown.

    - Lori on October 9, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    My husband loves Caeser salad, and I have tried so many recipes for the right dressing. This is the best one, so delicious 🙂 Thank you so much! I know subscribe to your recipes.

    - Veronika on October 5, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    5 stars! I substituted half the mayo for olive oil. I also added a few more garlic cloves. I put all the ingredients in a food processor.
    I put the dressing over romaine, tomato, red onion, and bacon crumbles. Amazing.

    - Renee on September 25, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I typically don’t comment on recipes I have tried but I have made dozens of Caesar dressing recipes and all have been lacking in some way or did not have the traditional Caesar taste. This is delicious! I have thrown away all of the other recipes I’ve saved just in case.

    - Kenra on September 25, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Have made this 3 times now and it is the best tasting cesar dressing I have ever eaten. My only comment is that I do cut back on the salt a little

    - Rebecca Lynne on September 21, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Forgot the STARS

    - Nancy Alvarez on September 3, 2014 Reply
  • This is the best Dressing ever!!!! My family
    and friends told me that its the best dressing they ever had!!!
    Thank you:)

    - Nancy Alvarez on September 3, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    First off I would like to say thank you for such a simple and delicious recipe! It was a huge hit! I have a lot left over – I was wondering how long it will keep for?


    - Genevieve on August 27, 2014 Reply
    • Hi Genevieve, It will keep very well in the fridge for about a week.

      - Jenn on August 27, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    this was a great Caesar recipe although I did not use mayo – I used egg (which you make less dangerous by putting the egg in shell in boiling water for about a minute), olive oil, and tarragon vinegar. Otherwise, followed the recipe and it is quite tasty. My college aged son LOVES it and wants the recipe! Great idea about the anchovy paste.

    - Marijane Finlay on August 15, 2014 Reply
    • 1. curious to know: How many eggs did you use in place of the mayonnaise?

      2. Approx. how many servings of salad will this dressing make?

      - Gigi on August 24, 2014 Reply
  • This was a really good reciepe. I made it with Blackened Halibut and Grilled Romain. Delicious! It was almost perfect as is, but rather than using Anchovy paste, I minced canned Anchovies and “To taste”, I added a 3rd garlic bulb, more than doubled the lemon and a bit extra black pepper. Hint fella’s: Maybe not for a first date, though they would be impressed. Besides the garlic breath, the raw garlic leaves you a bit gassy. It mellows out day 2 once its had time to meld though.

    - Bob on August 13, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    So simple, so good. Best caesar salad I’ve ever had.

    - Thomas on August 11, 2014 Reply
  • Can you use pecorino romano cheese instead of the parmesan? I picked up the wrong one at the cheese deli. Thanks!

    - Elizabeth on August 9, 2014 Reply
    • Hi Elizabeth, Absolutely, that will work just fine 🙂

      - Jenn on August 9, 2014 Reply
      • Thanks for your prompt reply! Making tonight.

        - Elizabeth on August 9, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    WOWZERS!!! This is by far my favorite Caesar dressing. I will never have store bought again. It’s quick, easy and a friend and family favorite which is always requested. It’s done in less then 5 minutes! Thanks for sharing this recipe and telling us where to find the anchovy paste. 🙂

    - Emily on August 8, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Awsome I loved it. I also added a table spoon of capers. To die for.

    - Laura Heise on July 30, 2014 Reply
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    Jen, this recipe gets 5 stars! Quick, easy, delish!! I’ll go look for your grilled chicken for my Grilled Chicken Caesar salad now! Thanks for sharing! Laura

    - Laura on July 30, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I have tried many recipes, and yours is by far the best Iʻve tasted. I added lemon zest for a tangier flavor, but even my daughter, who hates anchovies, LOVES this dressing. Mahalo nui loa!

    - Rose on July 30, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    I find that after the Caesar dressing is refrigerated it becomes more think than I would like. Do you have a suggestion to thin the dressing without changing the taste?

    - Don Hoffpauir on July 23, 2014 Reply
    • Hi Don, Unfortunately, there’s no way to thin it out without changing the taste. Your best bet is to let it sit out at room temperature for a bit to get it back to the consistency you like.

      - Jenn on July 23, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Excellent Caesar Salad Dressing recipe!!!!!!!!

    - Joan on July 16, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Delicious my family and friends fell in love with this recipe. I added a little more lemon, just my own personal preference. The second time I made it double the batch & bottled for my family. We are hooked 🙂

    - Carrie Burkholder ( Arizona ) on July 10, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Oh my, that’s good. Quick and easy too.

    - KimberlyA. on July 8, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    This recipe is delicious. I was looking for one for a long time and this one is the best. I was wondering if you could tell me how long this keeps in the refrigerator?

    - Mary on June 30, 2014 Reply
    • Hi Mary, It keeps well for at least a week, if not longer. Glad you like it!

      - Jenn on June 30, 2014 Reply
  • Do you have the nutritional information for this? It looks delicious! I will be trying it regardless, but just curious about the calories, carbs, etc.

    - Megan on June 16, 2014 Reply
  • 5 stars

    Made this for dinner last night and it was just as good, if not better than any restaurant. I served the dressing over romaine lettuce with your perfectly grilled chicken breasts. Delicious! Thanks.

    - Kelly on June 16, 2014 Reply
  • 4 stars

    This turned out great. I made my own anchovy paste by draining the olive oil out of a can of anchovies packed in olive oil, then putting the anchovies in a food processor until it was paste. It made 3-4 teaspoons, so I removed the excess and froze it for next time, then added the garlic and minced that in the processor with the lemon juice, then added the other ingredients and pulsed it a few times to mix. Then I spatula-ed it all into a chilled glass bowl and whisked it. It was perfect.

    - Atam Gits on June 8, 2014 Reply
  • GREAT! made it tonight loosely followed used whole jar of flat Anchovies and about 5 colves of garlic. Mmmmmm

    - Robert Tritsch on May 23, 2014 Reply
  • Delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

    - Mary on May 18, 2014 Reply
  • The first time I made this recipe, it was an instant hit with my family. It is requested for every family dinner and I can’t make enough to have leftovers……It’s gone. I’ve also made a Grilled Chicken Caesar salad with this recipe…..again, no leftovers.
    Super easy and fast to make.

    - Elaine on May 18, 2014 Reply
  • Diane parmiggiano regiano is simply the fancy name for parmesan cheese.

    - Luke on May 13, 2014 Reply
  • Its a delicious dressing,I hv tried with ice burg ..I think more than romain its nice with iceburg..n I made it with red white vinegr..

    - chathu on May 3, 2014 Reply
  • Thanks for the recipe – loved it the way it was, which was lucky. These were the only sald dressing worthy ingredients I had!

    - Jeff Hamm on April 29, 2014 Reply
  • This dressing was by far the most amazing caesar dressing I have ever had! I found it because I wanted to use mayo instead of raw eggs and I have since made it about 5 times since! My husband who normally only likes one certain dressing can’t get enough of it when I make it! It’s never really leftover for more than a day! Thank you for sharing!

    - Stacey on April 27, 2014 Reply
  • Yum yum yum!!! Making this tonight with BBQ Chicken Breast! Light & Healty . It’s what’s for dinner!

    - Diana on April 19, 2014 Reply
  • It was an excellent, quick dressing.
    I would cut out the salt, because of Anchovies.
    I did add more garlic. It is a recipe I would definitely use again.
    Thank you for sharing

    - Moana on April 19, 2014 Reply
  • How long will this keep in fridge? It’s delicious!!

    - Gaby on April 11, 2014 Reply
    • Hi Gaby, I’d say about a week. Enjoy!

      - Jenn on April 11, 2014 Reply
  • Really nice, did not have Parmigiano-Reggiano, as have not heard of it. Please would you advise me if possible. Many thanks, Di.
    PS. Gets 5 Stars.

    - Diane on April 9, 2014 Reply
    • Hi Diane, It’s imported Parmesan cheese from Italy; many grocery stores carry it and you can always find it at Whole Foods.

      - Jenn on April 12, 2014 Reply
  • This is a seriously good recipe. If I want it thinner (or am running low on it and want to stretch) I add white vinegar from the gallon-sized costco jug. You can go like 50-50 this recipe and vinegar and it’s still delicious.

    Anyone think you can freeze this?

    - alex on March 9, 2014 Reply
  • This dressing is fantastic and so simple to make. Just as good if not better than in many restaurants. I have been searching for so long for a caesar dressing and am so thankful to have found this!

    - Carol on February 25, 2014 Reply
  • I don’t like store-bought Caesar, but never attempted to make my own before. I made this recipe for a party and everyone raved about it. Most comments were that it was the best Caesar they had ever tasted and many of the women requested the recipe. Thank you, I felt like a really good chef. Yes, I did try it out before serving it to my guests, I liked it too.

    - Joyce on February 23, 2014 Reply
  • This was great.My husband loved it.

    - Catherine on February 9, 2014 Reply
  • Delicious dressing. Made it for a special occasion and everyone complimented how great it was.

    - Julie on February 6, 2014 Reply
  • This was really delicious! I used extra garlic and black pepper b/c I love the taste of both.
    Also, used Helmans light mayo… Turned out perfect, 70% less fat!

    - Tara on February 5, 2014 Reply
    • you can also get Helman’s light mayo at the 99 cent store! EVEN BETTER!!

      - Megan on June 16, 2014 Reply
  • Fantastic! I loosely followed the directions and adjusted to my taste, so simple and so good!

    - Kyle on January 25, 2014 Reply
  • My 9 year old daughter made this today (with my help). It was probably the BEST caesar dressing I have ever had. Thank you! We added a tsp. of Olive Oil at the end!

    - Julie on January 21, 2014 Reply
  • Delicious dressing! This hit the spot tonight and it is so simple. Very easy to follow. Will definitely suggest to friends and family.

    - Krissy on January 8, 2014 Reply
  • Hi Jennifer,
    Thanks for your recipe! It’s great. I got tired of coddling eggs and this is as good as my more involved one. I ~double the Dijon and Anchovy paste and add a bit of Tabasco. Cheers!

    - dougsap on December 23, 2013 Reply
  • My son, who was not big on salad, discovered Caesar salad in restaurants, loved it, and wanted it at home. This kid loves chicken fingers and french fries, so how hard could it be to find a bottled dressing he would eat? I bought every store brand I could find, but he nixed every one of them as tasteless. Then I looked at countless recipes. When I found this one, I knew it was the one. Tried it tonight, and success! Caesar salad at home, “just like in the restaurant.” I like it too!

    - Karen Lee on November 8, 2013 Reply
  • We make this salad dressing all the time and just love it! Quick, easy and delicious!

    - Ashley on October 22, 2013 Reply
  • My son loves caesar salad so I tried this for part of his birthday meal. He loved it and so did I. Thanks for the recipe.

    - Kim on October 14, 2013 Reply
  • This is the best dressing ever! I can’t even order Caesar salad in a restaurant now bc nowhere measures up. Thanks!

    - Carys on October 10, 2013 Reply
  • Yummy and natural. I used the Olive Oil Mayo and it was great. Will definitely be using this from now on… Thank you!!

    - Tamatha on September 17, 2013 Reply
  • This is by far the BEST recipe I have found! I made it once and the fam fell in love! We are die hard caesar salad fans and this surpasses any bottled one out there! I make it at least once a week. Thank you so very much!

    - Lisa Paone on September 2, 2013 Reply
  • I will be trying this recipe the next time I have salad for dinner.. I’m anxious to make it.. The good reviews have given me great confidence.

    - Shuntrelle Peals on September 1, 2013 Reply
  • how could mayonaise be based on anything except raw eggs?

    - Gage Rossiter on August 6, 2013 Reply
  • Thank you for the recipe! My husband and I loved the dressing! Will make this often!

    - Barbara Brookhart on July 29, 2013 Reply
  • My first attempt at home made dressing and it turned out Fantastic! Even my hubby, who NEVER likes my home made attempts, Loved it. Thanks!

    - Doris on July 3, 2013 Reply
  • Thank you I love it! But you have to excuse me for not using Hellmanns “real’ mayonnaise. I’m from Europe and I have to say: this does not deserve the name mayonnaise. Neither does the Kraft stuff. Brrrrr. That’s even worse. You make Mayonnaise fresh. or if you have to buy Belgian like Calvé. Big difference. Now I understand why John Travolta in the movie Pulp Fiction was so surprised that we put mayo on our fries. I wouldn’t touch it if it was American either. It’s really not what it should taste like at all. Great recipe thank you.

    - Ben on June 28, 2013 Reply
    • 4 stars

      Spoken like a true pretentious European.

      - Atam Gits on June 8, 2014 Reply
  • I made this dressing exactly as the recipe says, did not change any measurements or ingredients.
    My family and I all loved it. Thanks for this fantastic recipe.

    - Lucille on June 25, 2013 Reply
  • Mmm.. This is a really good recipe!!! Just made it yesterday for me and my friends. It was delicious. Made the salad with Romain lettuce, fresh grilled chicken, avocado, fresh croutons, boiled eggs, Parmezan and this dressing. Yummie. Definitely gonna use this recipe again!!!

    - Ghadisha on June 20, 2013 Reply
  • I just finished making it- it’s so flippin’ good! Just finishing up the chicken for chicken ceasar wraps tonight- cheers!!

    - Amber CC on June 14, 2013 Reply
  • Hmmm…drown anything in mayonnaise and it is bound to taste delcious…I would leave out the cup of mayo and do one raw egg and 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil instead. That would be an authentic Caesar Salad dressing and healthier to boot!

    - Marc on June 12, 2013 Reply
  • This dressing is perfect! I replaced part of the mayo with yoghurt which worked out fine. Used a little too much garlic so I’ll be more careful with that next time, but there definitely is going to be a next time 🙂 Thanks heaps!

    - Susan on June 7, 2013 Reply
  • I’m eating this right now and I must say its very good. However, my batch came out tasting almost spicy! Not sure if it’s the insane amount of garlic I added (two large cloves) or my Worcestershire substitute (some concoction of red wine, soy and steak sauce), but it’s still quite tasty.

    Must be more careful about what I’m adding next time. 😉

    - Midelaye on June 3, 2013 Reply
    • Yes, it’s the garlic! If the garlic is strong, it can be very spicy.

      - Jenn on June 3, 2013 Reply
  • This dressing is amazing! My whole family loved it… Including my 2 year old! I will never by the bottled stuff again!!

    - Tara on June 1, 2013 Reply
  • Just made this for all of the CSA lettuce that is coming in. It was so easy to make, and tastes fantastic. My 5 year old ate an entire plate of salad! This recipe will carry us through the summer.

    - Christian on May 23, 2013 Reply
  • Five Stars ***** Absolutely fantastic Caesar Salad Dressing! I used 3 anchovy filets in-lieu of the anchovy paste and only 3/4 cup of a quality mayonnaise. Other then that, I followed the rest of the recipe as written. Found myself mopping up any remaining dressing with a piece of crusty bread. What a wonderful satisfying flavor! Many thanks for sharing your recipe.

    - BobO on May 21, 2013 Reply
  • What happens if you dont use anchovy paste? My family hates it. And how does it taste with the worcestershire sauce

    - Autumb on May 18, 2013 Reply
    • You can leave out the anchovy paste but the dressing won’t have that distinctly Caesar taste. As for the Worcestershire sauce, you won’t really taste it but it adds depth of flavor.

      - Jenn on May 19, 2013 Reply
  • Yum! Very good dressing! We stopped buying bottled once we started making this.

    - Carol on May 12, 2013 Reply
  • I made this today. I will never buy caesar dressing again. This was fantastic and so easy to make. I don’t like anchovies but I had the paste and used it-not bad!! Thanks!!

    - Robin Wargo on April 24, 2013 Reply
  • This was fabulous and so easy!

    - Mell Andre on April 24, 2013 Reply
  • your like the best cook EVER!

    the dressing is soooooooooooo yummy

    - Amelie Manshadi on April 19, 2013 Reply
  • This recipe is excellent, my guests said to never buy store bought ever again. Or any other recipe for that matter.

    - Gail Charity on March 24, 2013 Reply
  • A couple years ago, some friends were over for dinner and I served Caesar salad with commercial salad dressing to which I added garlic and lemon juice. I’m overly proud of making a lot of things from scratch and was quite taken aback when my friend referred to this as like Sandra Lee’s ALMOST Homemade. I was horrified! You posted this recipe in time for their next visit for dinner and I’ve been making it ever since! It’s wonderful! I still add more garlic and lemon juice, and replace some plain yogurt for some of the mayo.

    - ieatdarkchocolateeveryday on March 10, 2013 Reply
  • This recipe is PERFECT as is!! I made it for my in-law’s surprise anniversary party and I ended up emailing the recipe to every woman who was there. All of us have made it since and it’s truly become a staple in all of our households!

    - Krista Peters on March 9, 2013 Reply
  • Our dinner guests, once again, loved the salad. Delicious Ceasar Dressing! Thank you.

    - Flo Boc on February 8, 2013 Reply
  • Making it tonight for a family dinner can’t wait

    - Jodi Holloway on February 6, 2013 Reply
  • Can’t wait to try this recipe. My mouth is already watering!!

    - Suzanne on January 23, 2013 Reply
  • How many is a Cup in grams of ml

    - Ellen Boonen on January 15, 2013 Reply
    • Hi Ellen, It really depends on what you have in the cup (a cup is a measure of volume, while a gram is a measure of mass). Sorry I can’t be more helpful.

      - Jenn on January 15, 2013 Reply
    • A cup is 237 milliliters

      - Ronald Swager on December 20, 2014 Reply
  • How can you say that “This one, on the other hand, has a mayonnaise base, which means no raw eggs”

    Mayonnaise is made with raw eggs.

    - Tony McCoy O'Grady on December 1, 2012 Reply
    • Tony, Commercial mayonnaise is always made with pasteurized eggs, which means they are cooked briefly at a high temperature and then cooled. Pasteurized eggs still have the consistency of raw eggs but they are safe to eat.

      - Jenn on December 1, 2012 Reply
  • So many great comments, I have to try this! Would you think Helmans mayo light would work? Just trying to lighten things up a bit. This sounds like A great recipe! Thanks for sharing!

    - Linda on November 24, 2012 Reply
    • Hi Linda, I’ve never tried Hellmann’s light so I can’t say for sure, but I think this recipe would be best with regular mayo.

      - Jenn on November 25, 2012 Reply
  • Love this recipe… A smash hit every time.. Living in AK We smoke a lot of salmon which is what I add.. Yummy
    Also to cut down on calories I use Hellmans light mayo.. Never noticed a difference….

    - Victory on November 20, 2012 Reply
  • Literally standing here with the ingredients on the counter. This is the most amazing recipe I have made. I will never go back to store bought. Amazing

    - Ashley on November 14, 2012 Reply
  • I make my own vinaigrette dressing, so I told myself “why not try the ceasar salad dressing?!”… anyway, this one is very tasty, so glad that I tried your recipe!:)

    - Sylvie M. on November 6, 2012 Reply
  • I tried this recipe and it’s very good! I’ll definitely make it again, I did add more lemon juice but that ‘s only because my family and I seem to like our Caesar salad more tangy. However, I did want to mention that when I went to purchase the ingredients the anchovy paste was not kept near the canned tuna fish. It has to be refrigerated so I was told to find it in the same aisle as chip dips. There’s a sticker on the box of my anchovy paste that says “keep refrigerated”.

    - Christine Murphy on November 4, 2012 Reply
    • Anchovy paste need not be refrigerated before cracking the seal. IT IS BEST TO DO SO AFTER, HOWEVER.

      - Jim Paulk on June 14, 2013 Reply
  • I found this recipe by searching in Google…when I stumbled across this site. I have since then, been so faithful!! This dressing is so wonderful, the best I have ever had. Everyone I have made this for has absolutely loved it!!

    - Kelly W. on October 22, 2012 Reply
  • Had a ladies dinner last night and made this recipe for ceasar salad dressing…was fabulous….another addition to my recipe book :))

    - Nancy Gidge on October 21, 2012 Reply
  • trying out tonight my mouth is watering allready !

    - Joan Pennebaker on October 13, 2012 Reply
  • Thanks for this recipe! It was delicious. I couldn’t find any Parmigiano-Reggiano locally (I live in Asia). Used Italian Grana Padano instead. Still yummy, especially topped with more freshly grated cheese and pepper.

    - Dee on October 13, 2012 Reply
  • This dressing was easy to make and DELICIOUS! I love Ceasar salads and will use this to make my own instead of those partially browned, romaine, bag versions!

    - Sally on October 2, 2012 Reply
  • First time I’ve ever made Caesar Dressing on my own – and your recipe was amazing! I couldn’t get over how tasty it was and my husband was so impressed. I just got into cooking over the past year and I am so proud of myself for being able to make wonderful meals for my family using fresh ingredients. Thank you for posting this, and I am for sure going to try some of your other recipes!

    - Nadine on September 29, 2012 Reply
  • The ABSOLUTE best Ceasar dressing on EARTH! My boyfriend and I make some and eat this with our salad almost every day …. Little does he know this is how I get him to eat veggies >:) lol

    - Laura on September 25, 2012 Reply
  • this is SINGULARLY THE BEST caesar dressing i have ever had in my life!!!!!!!!!!

    - freda on September 25, 2012 Reply
  • I have a ceaser dressing that has only one TBL of mayo, and lots of fresh lemon juice and at least 1 TSP of Red wine vinaigrette. How long will it last now

    - Alecia on September 24, 2012 Reply
    • Alecia, It’s hard to say w/o seeing the whole recipe but my guess is about a week.

      - Jenn on September 25, 2012 Reply
  • If using real anchovies instead of the paste, how many fillets?

    - Peter on September 17, 2012 Reply
    • Hi Peter, I’d start with one, then add more to taste.

      - Jenn on September 18, 2012 Reply
  • How long will this dressing last in the fridge (considering the mayo content)?

    - Quinn on September 10, 2012 Reply
    • Hi Quinn, It keeps well for about a week.

      - Jenn on September 10, 2012 Reply
      • I notice the salt you have in your photo is sea salt…do you recommend sea salt over regular salt for this recipr?

        - Joan on December 27, 2012 Reply
        • Hi Joan, I love this sea salt and use it for all my recipes but no need to go out and buy it — regular salt will work just fine.

          - Jenn on December 27, 2012 Reply
  • I’m trying the ceasar dressing and would like to see what else you have.
    Thanks a lot,

    - Glenda on September 1, 2012 Reply
  • I tried this dressing tonight and it was a huge hit. I will never worry about coddling an egg again! Thank you so much!

    - Paula Pardue on August 28, 2012 Reply
  • Best homemade dressing I ever had! And I love the idea of the anchovy paste and mayo instead of the raw eggs and whole anchovies. Everyone loved it- I made a grilled chicken caesar for our main course. Such an easy and different dinner idea for us five who get tired of eating the same old foods.

    - Beth on August 22, 2012 Reply
  • This recipe is phenomenal! It tastes good enough to serve in some of the best restaurants anywhere around the country. I love it and am adding it to my recipe collection and never buying store bought again.

    - Pam on August 22, 2012 Reply
  • I just made this, except I didn’t have any anchovy paste, but I did have a can of anchovies, so I drained and minced them. I did have a taste before I put in the fridge for tonight. I came upon this site by doing a google on this dressing and yours was the first to come up. I didn’t go any further!! It does taste very good. This w/ a salad and salmon will be my dinner tonight. 🙂

    - Janis on August 20, 2012 Reply
  • awesome! Love it, I use canned ansjo-fillets and mush them up with a fork and a bit of oil. Thanks so much from Baarn, The Netherlands

    - Ben on August 1, 2012 Reply
  • I have made this at least four times already. I love this recipe! Thank you for making it so simple! Between this, traditional French olive oil, balsamic vin., spicy mustard and S&P, and homemade thousand island-I’ll never buy pre-packed dressing again!

    - Lauren on July 31, 2012 Reply
  • Good recipe. I used Greek Yogurt instead of Mayo to be a bit more healthy.

    - Karen on June 26, 2012 Reply
  • This dressing is wonderful! I’ve never bought caesar dressing from the store because it just doesn’t taste good – but now we can have our favorite salad at home! I increase the worcestershire sauce, anchovies, dijon mustard and pepper, as we like a bigger bite to our caesar. This is fantastic with your perfect grilled chicken!

    - Leslea on June 20, 2012 Reply
  • This is my first time to comment to any recipes online and I just couldn’t help but leave a comment. The caesar salad dressing recipe was amazing!! I really enjoyed it and was so easy to do. I tried a bottle once and it was ghastly! Really glad that among the recipes online, I followed yours. Thank you!

    - Hayley on June 16, 2012 Reply
  • If you like caesar salad, you will love this dressing! I have made it several times (it is very quick and easy) and it is always a huge hit with my husband and friends. They like using it as a dip for fresh veggies also.

    - LindaK on May 16, 2012 Reply
  • I’ve made it twice this month. It’ so good. The lemon gives it such a fresh zesty taste. The anchovy paste makes it a little tangy. SOOO good!

    - Kelly on May 15, 2012 Reply
  • I made this for last evening’s salad and it is delicious!!! My husband couldn’t eat enough of it and has already requested it again….surely a good sign! Thanks for the wonderful recipe

    - LindaK on May 7, 2012 Reply
  • Have made the caesar salad dressing as per your recipe. Shall let you know what is the verdict tonight. Thanks for an easy and wonderful recipe.

    - Geetha on April 30, 2012 Reply
  • I loved the idea that the mayo takes place of araw egg and oil.Thanks great recipe

    - mikey on April 20, 2012 Reply
  • Love this recipe, I am always looking for great homeade ideas using fresh ingredients including fresh grown hebs and spices.

    - anita on April 10, 2012 Reply
  • Oh and subd real cloves for dehydrated, worked great 🙂

    - Karyna on April 10, 2012 Reply
  • I felt it was a bit bland at first butI increased the garlic to 3 cloves,added a bit more mustard and included 3 anchovy fillets and it was very good.

    - MaryBeth on April 8, 2012 Reply
  • Would it ruin the recipe to leave out the cheese? My daughter has a dairy allergy and the only think that looks to be a problem is the cheese.

    - Selina on March 13, 2012 Reply
    • Hi Selina, It certainly won’t ruin the recipe, it just won’t taste so much like Caesar salad. Hope that helps 🙂

      - Jenn on March 13, 2012 Reply
      • Thanks.

        - Selina on March 13, 2012 Reply
  • Loved this!! Added some chopped capers and it was perfect.

    - Rebecca on March 12, 2012 Reply
  • Absolutely the best Cesar salad dressing recipe I have every made!! 1st time I made this I was giving it away to family friends that were in need of pre-made meals. Was a little nervous about it, as you never know how something is going to turn out and then to serve it to friends – could have been a make or break the meal situation. Well, I did a double batch and keep one for home and it turned out amazing! My friend’s family couldn’t stop raving out the dressing – it even won out to my homemade chocolate cake and I make a mean chocolate cake! Kudos to you for another excellent posting!!

    - Adrienne Peach on March 8, 2012 Reply
  • Just wanted you to know I appreciate your beautiful pictures, and the wonderful recipees. I’ll never buy it in the store again. Love your site!

    - lori ward on March 7, 2012 Reply
    • Thank you, Lori!

      - Jenn on March 7, 2012 Reply
  • LOVE IT! Made mine with olive oil mayo and it tasted great! Thanks!

    - mandy on March 5, 2012 Reply
  • This was AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    - LC on March 4, 2012 Reply
  • What an inventive way to make Caesar dressing. It is so much better than any bottled Caesar.

    - phyllis on March 3, 2012 Reply
  • This looks SUPER simple and yummy! I can’t wait to try it! :o)

    - Michele Mathis Lavell on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • LOVE LOVE LOVE your Caesar salad dressing method- I have searched for years for an easier way to make it and this is perfect every time- GENIUS using mayo (which DUH is made of oil and eggs!) instead of raw eggs- Thank you!!

    - Pamela Beaman on March 1, 2012 Reply
  • Hi Jennifer, I’m new to your site, love your Caesar Dressing, made on the weekend, today I’m making your Stew its cooking now and smells great, next I’m trying your Granola. Keep up the good work.

    - Charlene on January 30, 2012 Reply
  • Hi Jennifer, I found your website last night when I did a google search for “homemade caesar dressing”. I’m so happy I found you! My family and I loved your dressing and my husband asked me to make it for a dinner party we’re having Friday night, too. I quickly skimmed through some of your other recipes posted here and look forward to trying them out. I’ll let you know what i think. Thanks again.

    - Amber on January 24, 2012 Reply
    • Thank you, Amber! So glad the dressing was a hit. Hope you enjoy the recipes and look forward to hearing from you again!

      - Jenn on January 24, 2012 Reply
  • Very easy and delicious . I enjoyed it with a grilled / seared romaine heart. My kids (6 and under) gobbled it up and wanted more “delicious salad.”

    - Nan on January 14, 2012 Reply
  • The raw egg thing isn’t as cut and dry as it seems. First, the risk that the egg has mesurable amounts of salmonella is about 1:20,000. If the egg is mixed at room temp with an acid and left to sit at room temp, the salmonella is greatly reduced. Pasteurized eggs are completely safe, and available at the grocery store right next to the normal eggs, and except for a cloudy white they are exactly the same as raw eggs. Either way, I find it strange that we pump our bodies full of terrible processed food and hydrogenated oils, but worry about raw eggs.

    - Paul A Heinemann on January 12, 2012 Reply
    • Paul,
      My response to your comment is that obviously you have never contracted salmonella from eating some type of food. My 14 year old daughter had it once and was hospitalized and I got it many years later and was hospitalized for 4 days. Positive culture for months. Mine was a wide spread outbreak and they eventually identified the culprit–alfalfa sprouts. You just have to be this sick once to have a life long fear of eating possibly dangerous food.

      - Ginny D'Angelo on August 11, 2012 Reply
  • Hi Cheryl, Thanks so much for your comment. So glad you enjoyed the dressing! I’m reluctant to say exactly how long the dressing will keep b/c I’m not a food safety expert but I usually keep mine around for 4-5 days. Hope that helps!


    - Jennifer on December 3, 2011 Reply
  • Wow easy and amazingly good! Just wish I knew how long it keeps in fridge?

    - Cheryl wright on December 3, 2011 Reply
  • I would also like to know how long this will last in the fridge please

    - Cheryl wright on December 3, 2011 Reply
  • Most recipes I’ve found online use raw eggs which basically make the dressing last a couple of days on the fridge and therefore making storebought more convenient (though full of preservatives). How long will this dressing last in the fridge? Id love to make a big batch and have it on hand for a quick salad. Thanks!

    - Daniella on October 3, 2011 Reply
  • How long is the dressing good for in the fridge please?

    - Janna on October 3, 2011 Reply
  • Absolutely fantastic recipe! I’m a big lover of Cesar salad anyways but making the dressing the traditional way is too time consuming and I don’t like feeding raw eggs to the kids. This is spot on for taste and really quick to make. The only thing I did was add a touch more Worcestershire because I like the “meatiness” it imparts. Thanks so much for a new standard in my kitchen.

    - Scott on September 18, 2011 Reply
  • I tried this recipe and it was great. My husband totally liked it. I am not a fan of anchovies but you can’t even taste them.

    - MaLinda Jarvis on August 8, 2011 Reply
  • This was an AMAZING Caesar Dressing. I don’t buy store bought dressings anymore b/c of the hidden MSG and/or HFCS. So if I can’t make the dressing we don’t eat it! That’s been the case with Caesar Dressing…we haven’t had it in many, many months. I’m sooo happy that I stumbled onto this website with these normal/elegant recipes that anybody can really make. I also couldn’t find Anchovy Paste, so just used 1 whole real Anchovy. I just chopped it up with my PC food chopper and no smell. I used this dressing for a Shrimp Caesar Salad….Yum! I’d serve this to my dinner guest proudly.

    - Joy on June 13, 2011 Reply
  • I would be more worried about the pasteurize eggs, I feel comfortable giving my kids raw eggs as long as they are organic cage free eggs, there shouldn’t be a problem…. Mayo=yucky

    - Jessica on June 8, 2011 Reply
    • Jessica…you can make your own mayo with your own choice of ingredients…it is easy.

      - Sue C on August 19, 2012 Reply
  • Pete, I use store bought mayonnaise for this recipe, which contains pasteurized eggs that are safe to eat.

    - Jennifer on March 28, 2011 Reply
    • I found this on google when i ran out of bottled dressing…i skipped the paste because i didnt have it on hand, added half cup of real bacon bits and we have an instant hit!! Thanks 🙂 its going in the recipe box right now 😉

      - Karyna on April 10, 2012 Reply
  • No raw eggs but using a mayonnaise based dressing?

    - Pete on March 28, 2011 Reply
  • I made this last night and it was delicious and easy. Thanks so much for the recipe!

    - Amy on September 17, 2010 Reply
  • I’ve made this a bunch of times now and it’s become a family favorite. So easy to make!

    - Gayle on September 13, 2010 Reply
  • Amazing with the perfectly grilled chicken breasts. Love, love, love your recipes!

    - Sarah Simpson on August 25, 2010 Reply
  • I just mixed some together and it’s great. Thanks for the easy recipe.

    - Lisa Lorigan on August 23, 2010 Reply
  • I made this tonight and it was so delicious! Definitely a keeper and my husband loved it! Thanks for sharing

    - kelly on August 23, 2010 Reply
  • I love homemade dressings, yours looks perfect!

    - peachkins on August 20, 2010 Reply
  • I love ceasar salad. Just haven’t gotten up the nerve to buy anchovies! This is enticing!

    - Erin on August 19, 2010 Reply
  • I heartily agree about making your own dressings! I like your recipe, with no eggs. Will try to find the anchovy paste.

    - Jane @ Sweet Basil Kitchen on August 19, 2010 Reply

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