Easy Caesar Dressing Recipe


4.97 from 28 votes
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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.

Ways to Use Caesar Dressing

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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


  • 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


  • 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.


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. 


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.

Robyn xo

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Recipe Review


  1. Deborah says:

    5 stars
    Wow, I love Caesar salad dressing and this looks delicious! Will make this as soon as I can!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I hope you enjoy this Caesar dressing, Deborah.

  2. Dot says:

    5 stars
    A great short cut for Caesar Dressing. My finicky teenage grandkids love it.

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thanks, Dot. I say it’s a winner if teenagers love it.

  3. Hailey says:

    My go to caesar!!! The absolute best!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Thank you, Hailey. I’m happy you love this recipe.

  4. Ellen says:


  5. Karen Bevevino says:

    5 stars
    This was Delish! My now go to recipe. The only thing I would change is to eliminate the salt. It doesn’t need it. Amazing!

  6. Rachel Lovitz says:

    5 stars
    I have made this recipes many times and just love the ease of it. The flavors are great. I add 2-3 times the amount of anchovy paste.

  7. Laura says:

    This is THE best ceasar salad dressing ever. I don’t waste my $$ having it at a restaurant. This is way better!!

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      I’m so glad you love this Caesar dressing, Laura. Thanks!