Best Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing


This Caesar salad dressing recipe is the best I have ever tasted! It has a wonderful, rich taste thanks to anchovies, garlic, lemon, mustard, and Parmesan. Serve with crusty Italian bread for a delicious meal.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled, divided

  • ¾ cup mayonnaise

  • 6 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • 5 anchovy fillets, minced

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, or more to taste

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 4 cups day-old bread, cubed

  • 1 head romaine lettuce, torn into bite-sized pieces


  1. Gather all ingredients.

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  2. Mince 3 cloves of garlic and place in a small bowl. Add mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, anchovies, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard; mix well to combine. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.

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  3. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Slice remaining 3 cloves of garlic into quarters and add to hot oil. Cook and stir until brown, then remove garlic from pan. Cook bread cubes in hot flavored oil, turning frequently, until lightly browned; transfer onto a plate and season with salt and pepper.

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  4. Place lettuce in a large bowl. Add dressing, remaining Parmesan cheese, and seasoned bread cubes; toss well to coat.

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  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
34g Fat
16g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 34g 43%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 549mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 16mg 79%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 212mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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