Once you try this Caesar Salad Dressing, you’ll never want to purchase store-bought dressing again! This creamy and rich dressing has the perfect hint of garlic and parmesan.

Most of these the ingredients you already on-hand and can prepare the dressing fresh in less than 5-minutes.

Caesar salad dressing in a jar with a spoon. Next to tomatoes, croutons, and lettuce.

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What is Caesar salad dressing?

The story behind the history and origin of the Caeser salad dressing is rather fascinating.

There are different views on where it originated from and whom it honors. However, most historians believe that on the 4th of July weekend in 1924 Caesar Cardini was low on food and just tossed together what he had left in his kitchen and served his guests. The original salad included romaine, croutons and boiled eggs while the dressing had garlic, Parmesan cheese, garlic, olive oil, and Worcestershire sauce. The salad was served on a flat dinner plate and could be eaten with the fingers. It’s amazing what one’s mind can create when you have minimal resources to use. 🙂

Caesar salad dressing pouring into salad bowl that is loaded with lettuce, tomatoes, croutons, and onions.

Caesar salad-

I have tried many different salads at different restaurants and store-bought and must say most were disgusting, truly believe Mr. Caesar would be disappointed in the results, lol. One day I had my sister over who just loves salads and she was in the mood for a Caesar salad, and this is where this recipe was born. I now am a true believer that homemade dressing is the best kind. Its extremely easy to make and the results are fantastic. Try for yourself.. 🙂

A bowl of salad with the Caesar salad dressing drizzled on top of the salad.

What I like to do is make some for the week and then just keep it in the fridge and use when I need it, I just place it in a  salad dressing holder and let it sit in the fridge!

Up-close picture of Caesar salad dressing in a glass jar next to tomatoes and cheese.

Other salads to try:

Caesar Salad Dressing

5 from 1 vote
A creamy and hearty homemade Caesar salad dressing made with simple ingredients.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12 ounces



  • Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl until everything is well incorporated.
  • Store and use when needed.


* The dressing will keep refrigerated up to 5 days. 


Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 2gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 183mgPotassium: 21mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 52IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 59mgIron: 1mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
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