Caesar Salad Dressing

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 tomaotes, 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 dresssing pouring into salad bowl.

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!

GETTING TO KNOW YOU BETTER: What’s your favorite homemade dressing?

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!

Upclose picture of caesar salad dressing in a container.

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Caesar Salad Dressing
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins

Homemade Caesar dressing.

Course: Salad
Servings: 12 ounces
Calories: 162 kcal
  • 2/3 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl until everything is well incorporated.

Recipe Notes

* The dressing will keep refrigerated up to 5 days. 

Nutrition Facts
Caesar Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 184mg 8%
Potassium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.1%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 6.3%
Iron 0.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  • Nadia 10/08/2013, 4:56 pm

    I love ceasar salad! Thanks for posting this recipe! Its so easy!

    • admin 10/09/2013, 12:36 pm

      Thanks for the feedback, truly appreciate it. Easy and good is definitely up my alley..:) Glad you enjoyed it!!

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