Caesar Salad Dressing

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Delicious Homemade Caesar Salad dressing with crispy Homemade Croutons. This simple salad dressing will become your new go-to for salads!

Sometimes, you can’t be homemade and this easy Caesar dressing recipe will be perfect for your next salad. It’s just as good as our homemade Ranch dressing recipe and is sure to become a family favorite.

Caesar Salad Dressing in a jar

Homemade Dressing for the win

Who here loves salad? We do, and we especially love the dressings that come with it!

I especially crave yummy salads in the Spring, and one of my all-time favorites is Caesar Salad. We have a simple Chicken Caesar Salad here on the site, but today we are sharing a homemade version.

This homemade dressing is simple and so good. To make the salad, all you have to do is mix the dressing and homemade croutons with some chopped romaine and shredded parmesan cheese, and you have a full on Caesar salad. It seriously tastes like it’s from a restaurant, and it’s unbelievably easy to make.

If you are craving salads right now just like I am, then you’ll definitely want to try out this Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing with Homemade Croutons. 🙂

Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe mixed with homemade croutons and romaine

How to make caesar salad dressing

I already told you this dressing is beyond easy to make! Most of the ingredients are ones you probably already have sitting around in your kitchen, minus the anchovy paste. 😉

I know anchovy paste sounds gross, but trust me, when you mix it all together, it helps give the dressing that distinct flavor you know and love.

I suggest you freshly squeeze the lemon juice, but if you have the bottled kind, that works too.

To make the dressing, just mix all the ingredients together (a blender is probably the quickest and easiest way), and store in the fridge until you’re ready to use on your salad!

DRESSING FAQ

Can you make caesar dressing without the anchovy paste? Feel free to omit the anchovy paste. It will have a slightly different flavor, but it will still taste great.

Truth be told, most restaurants use actual anchovies in the dressing! And most of the time we don’t even notice it. And this is coming from someone who HATES seafood! Once it’s all blended into a tasty dressing, it’s better for me to just not think about the anchovies. 😉

Does homemade caesar dressing need to be refrigerated? Yes. Because of the mayo, the dressing will need to be kept in the fridge. It will keep well for up to 1 week.

Can homemade caesar salad dressing be frozen? The dairy products in the dressing, specifically the mayo, will freeze well but it probably won’t thaw well. I wouldn’t recommend freezing the dressing, because the thawing results might not be ideal. But you can always try at your own risk!

Caesar Salad Croutons in a bowl

ADDING CRUNCHY croutons

The best part of a salad is the croutons, right?! And these homemade ones are jam packed with so much flavor.

All you have to do is mix the melted butter, olive oil, parmesan cheese, and parsley with a fork. Toss in your cubed french bread pieces, and make sure they’re coated well.

Spread on a baking sheet and bake for 18-20 minutes at 350° and then turn up to high broil for an additional 1-2 minutes to get extra crisp.

Make sure you check after 1 minute, and watch closely until they’re nice and browned. There’s a small window of time before they get overdone, so be careful!

For more information about croutons, check out our Homemade Croutons recipe.

Homemade Caesar Dressing with a caesar salad

This caesar salad dressing pairs so perfectly with the homemade croutons! And both are 100% than store bought! It’s worth the extra bit of effort in my opinion to just make them homemade.

For more great salad recipes, check out:

Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

5 from 6 votes

Delicious Homemade Caesar Salad dressing with crispy Homemade Croutons. This simple salad dressing will become your new go-to for salads!

Course Dressing, Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 856 kcal
Author Lil' Luna

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp anchovy paste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3-5 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese shredded (for topping your salad)

Croutons

  • 3 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1/2 loaf french bread cubed (white or wheat)

Instructions

  1. For dressing, Blend all ingredients together until smooth. Store in refrigerator until you're ready to toss with your salad.

  2. For croutons, Mix first 4 ingredients together with a fork. Add your cubed bread and toss well

  3. Spread on a baking stone or cookie sheet.

  4. Cook at 350 for 18-20 minutes. When 20 minutes is up, turn broil on hi and broil for 1-2 minutes, being careful to check after 1 minute. Enjoy with any salad of your choice.

 

Author

Kellyn Carpenter

Kellyn is a mom of 4 and loves to try and test out new recipes. She loves to find the best dinner and dessert recipes around and share them with those in the blogosphere.

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Comments

  1. This looks amazing and makes me want salad so bad now! I was just at the store like two hours ago otherwise I would go pick everything up! Well I know what I am having next time I go to the store 🙂

  2. This looks absolutely PERFECT!!! The best salad ever.

    Boy do I miss Oreganos! I’ll never forget when I ate a Pizzookie right before a pregnancy dr. appt and my sugar was all high they got worried until I told them where I had lunch, ha!

  3. 5 stars
    Caesar salad is my favorite salad! I love the thought of having my own homemade dressing in the fridge at all times! This was so good..better than store bought! I will make again for sure!

  4. 5 stars
    I particularly liked the crouton INSTRUCTIONS. I always end uP throwing away stale bread. Instead ill always have a stOck of croutons on hand!