Easy Caesar Dressing Recipe

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This easy Caesar Dressing is rich, creamy, and delicious. A restaurant-quality Caesar salad dressing recipe made at home and ready in minutes!

Caesar salad with Caesar dressing and homemade croutons.

Caesar dressing is so quick and easy to make at home and tastes so much better than the store-bought bottled option. It and the crunchy croutons give a Caesar salad all of its amazing flavor.

While traditional Caesar dressing is made with olive oil and raw eggs, my recipe is mayonnaise-based. This makes it super simple to whisk together in minutes, lasts longer in the refrigerator, and allows those with egg sensitivities to enjoy it.

Caesar dressing ingredients.

Caesar Dressing Ingredients

Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.

  • Mayonnaise – My recipe is mayonnaise-based, allowing it to store longer in the refrigerator and making it easier to make. You can also substitute with your favorite Greek yogurt if preferred.
  • Lemon juice – I recommend using fresh lemon juice if possible. The lemon juice brightens the dressing.
  • Anchovy paste – My recipe uses anchovy paste rather than whole anchovy filets. This allows the dressing to whisk together more quickly and easily. If you prefer to use whole anchovy filets, add the anchovy filets and garlic to a food processor to make your own paste. Then, proceed with the recipe. You can omit the anchovy paste or anchovies if you prefer not to include them.
  • Dijon mustard – Adds a slightly tangy bite and depth of flavor to the dressing.
  • Worcestershire sauce – It also adds a depth of flavor to the dressing. Substitute with coconut aminos if sensitive to soy.
  • Seasoning – The recipe calls for fresh garlic, salt, and pepper. You can substitute a teaspoon of Stone House Seasoning (my favorite house seasoning blend!).
  • Parmesan cheese – I add finely shredded Parmesan cheese to my dressing. You can also add more for serving!

How to Make Caesar Dressing Recipe

Caesar dressing comes together quickly with a whisk and a bowl! Here’s how I make it.

Caesar dressing ingredients in a mixing bowl with a whisk.
Parmesan cheese added to Caesar dressing in a glass bowl.
  1. Add all of the ingredients, except the Parmesan cheese to a mixing bowl. Whisk together until smooth and creamy.
  2. Stir in the Parmesan cheese. Serve or store.

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Storage Tips

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Whisk through before serving, if needed.

Caesar salad topped with Caesar dressing on a white plate.

More Salad Dressing Recipes

Here’s my Caesar Dressing Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do!

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Classic Caesar Dressing Recipe

4.97 from 28 votes
Easy Caesar Dressing is creamy and delicious! A restaurant-style caesar salad dressing made at home with just a few ingredients!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 14 (2 tablespoon) servings

Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, or coconut aminos
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 cup mayonnaise, or Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions 

  • Whisk lemon juice, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, anchovy paste, and Dijon mustard until well combined. Add in mayonnaise (or Greek yogurt) and whisk until creamy.
  • Stir in parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Serve or store.

Notes

Yield: Makes 1 3/4 cups. 
How to Store: Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Whisk to serve, if needed. 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 33IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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80 Comments

  1. Dawn says:

    My go to for a couple years now. I’ve never bothered with store bought dressing since. Not only is it easy to make & soooo much better tasting but having the piece of mind knowing whats in your food is wonderful. really what more could you ask for?! Thank you!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thank you, Dawn. I love that I know every ingredient in my dressing, too. So glad you like it.

  2. DonnaT says:

    5 stars
    Just had this for dinner. Quick, easy, and VERY GOOD! Thank you!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      DonnaT, I’m so glad you found this recipe so easy to make and loved it. Thanks!

  3. Lisa Close says:

    I love this dressing, I added a touch more lemon, because I love lemon, didn’t need it. So easy and made with ingredients I always have on hand! A new go to!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Lisa. I’m so glad you love this dressing.

  4. Grace says:

    5 stars
    This is a very tasty dressing coming from a person who HATES salad dressings.

    I did read some comments about it being salty well yeah it is a little salty but the ingredients pretty much give this away just reduce or leave out the additional salt like I did and it was still perfect. I also went full on Mayo because greek yogurt is another HATE and not happening I can’t stomach yogurt of any kind and it makes dressing watery.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Grace, try kosher salt. It does not taste as salty as regular table salt.

  5. Deb Hives says:

    5 stars
    This is my go-to recipe for caesar salad dressing, so delicious, I highly recommend trying it (there may or may not be a batch in the fridge right now for my dinner salad lol)

  6. SgHarbison says:

    This is the BEST! I’ve used recipes with coddled eggs and this one knocks all of them out of the park! We also throw some anchovies on the salad and BINGO! I try to keep some of this in the fridge at all times

  7. Jazzmom51 says:

    5 stars
    Soo good and easy!!!

  8. DIANN SEVERINO says:

    I made this dressing and my daughter really liked it. I make it all the time now. I no longer buy store salad dressings.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Diann. I’m glad you and your daughter like this dressing. I like it so much better than the commercial ones, too.

  9. Bonni Wolk says:

    5 stars
    I am actually sorry I haven’t dropped a review. I started making this about 1 & a half yrs ago and I’ve never looked back! I have always been very picky about Caesar dressing but this One is fool proof and delicious every time, everyone I make it everyone raves about “my Caesar”! Thank you!!!!!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thank you so much, Bonni! I’m thrilled this recipe has worked so well for you for so long.

  10. Jill says:

    5 stars
    Since finding this recipe, I’ve never used anything else. It’s really easy to make and so, so good.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks so much, Jill. So glad you like this dressing.