This is the easiest, homemade 2-minute Caesar salad dressing that can be made fresh before serving. My dressing is made using mostly pantry ingredients and tastes so much better than store-bought or your favorite restaurants!
My dressing is made with simple ingredients, most of which are probably in your pantry at the moment. Just a couple cloves of garlic, a few dashes of Worcestershire sauce — and no caesar dressing is complete without a little parmigiano-reggiano, lemon juice, anchovy paste and obvi, oil. Face the anchovy paste head-on, friends. This dressing is probably the only thing in the world that makes it all worth it.
It’s reminiscent of Kraft’s version of caesar dressing, but better. WAY BETTER. And it’s great on literally any/all kinds of salads. I love tossing in chicken with my caesar salad or grilled shrimp. Which reminds me, by the by — AMAZING chicken caesar pasta salad is coming your way shortly 😉 If there’s ever an appropriate time to say, YUMMO, it would be now.
Hang in there my foodies, it’s on it’s way.
start liking become OBSESSED with something and I literally want it for every meal of the day. Well, let me just say, that it’s a good thing that this dressing only takes 2-minutes to make because i’ve whipped up an inappropriate number of batches of it — all of it in the course of 1 week and you can count on me making it AGAIN.
Yummy caesar dressing, you have a piece of my heart. I shall dip all my veggies in you from now until forever.
I do want to address the one (or two) reasons that may be stopping you from making your own homemade caesar salad dressing.
1.) Anchovy paste — Um.. Fish in a tube? Not really your thing? Yeah, mine either. I contemplated bringing this recipe to life for weeks even though I was able to brave the grocery store to score a tube of my very own. And then one magical day I woke up with the most severest cravings for a caesar salad and the salad gods told me, it was time. Time to make my very own dressing. And I’ve never looked back. It was so so so worth it. If you’re still worried, feel free to replace the anchovy paste with 2 teaspoons of fish sauce.
2.) Egg Yolks – I’ve used pasteurized egg yolks in this recipe. GASP. You’re either on board or off at this point. And either way, you are making this dressing!! Yes, if you’re nursing, pregnant, or a small child (and I mean, literally here), you can skip the egg yolks and just replace it with a couple tablespoons of additional mayonnaise but for everyone else — go for the eggs! It’s worth it. It makes the dressing that much more delicious and creamy, and totally authentic.
A 2-minute caesar dressing that can be used to dress up caesar salads with all your favorite fixings. This is definitely one of those recipes that would impress your friends because it tastes like it’s restaurant quality.
They don’t need to know it took you just 2 quick minutes and 10 ingredients to put it all together.
2-Minute Caesar Salad Dressing
This is the easiest, homemade 2-minute Caesar salad dressing that can be made fresh before serving. My dressing is made using mostly pantry ingredients and tastes so much better than store-bought or your favorite restaurant
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 egg yolks
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon salt + 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Place all the ingredients in a mason jar and using an immersion stick blender, just blend the ingredients together until the dressing emulsifies. Alternately, you can add all the ingredients, except the oil into a blender and with the blender running, pour the oil in for the dressing to emulsify.
- The anchovy paste can be replaced with 2 teaspoons of fish sauce if you’re worried about using the paste.
- The egg yolks can be replaced with 1-2 additional tablespoons of mayonnaise if you’re worried about using raw egg yolks.
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