This is an unbelievable, restaurant-quality, creamy Caesar salad dressing that will make you swear off of anything store-bought again. Great for your classic Caesar salad, or as a dip for all kinds of veggies. Will NOT disappoint! To serve, toss with chopped romaine in a salad bowl and shave Parmesan cheese on top of salad; season with salt, black pepper, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine anchovy fillets with garlic in a food processor and pulse several times to form a paste. Process mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, half-and-half, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce with anchovy mixture until dressing is creamy. Refrigerate for 1 hour or more before serving.

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Cook's Note:

For a lowfat version, substitute light mayo and lowfat milk for regular mayo and half-and-half.

Nutrition Facts

57.2 calories; protein 0.5g 1% DV; carbohydrates 0.6g; fat 5.9g 9% DV; cholesterol 4.3mg 1% DV; sodium 77mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2013
This is indeed a very fine recipe for Caesar dressing. I decided to make only half the recipe so this won't last long for us, but when I have company over the next time, I'll be making it again! I used 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste rather than the fillet but otherwise followed the recipe exactly (1/2 teaspoon paste=1 anchovy fillet). I chopped up a little lettuce to stage a photo for this, thinking that I'd scrape off the dressing and save the salad for dinner. Silly! I ate that salad in no time flat! I know my hubby will love this, too! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2016
This is the first recipe that had good reviews on this site that was really bad for me. This is way too much mayonnaise. The dressing smells and tastes like fish flavored mayonnaise. Read More
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104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 93
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2013
This is indeed a very fine recipe for Caesar dressing. I decided to make only half the recipe so this won't last long for us, but when I have company over the next time, I'll be making it again! I used 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste rather than the fillet but otherwise followed the recipe exactly (1/2 teaspoon paste=1 anchovy fillet). I chopped up a little lettuce to stage a photo for this, thinking that I'd scrape off the dressing and save the salad for dinner. Silly! I ate that salad in no time flat! I know my hubby will love this, too! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/16/2014
This makes a nice thick dressing. Add a little more fluid for less thick. I added about double the lemon juice, a dash of hot sauce, and extra pepper. Perfect on some romaine salad with a chopped tomato and cucumber. I would give this 5 stars, but I thought the dressing was a touch thick and it needs slight adjustments on the ratios. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2014
I just made this with my 10-year old son who is obsessed with Caesar salad. He just returned from a cruise where he's had it twice a day! We haven't had it for dinner yet but the finished product we've just refrigerated is EXCELLENT! I always believe in doing a recipe as its written but I had whipping cream instead of half-and-half and used that. I also used low-fat mayo as that's what I had. My other son said there were so many flavors that came out when he tasted it. We're looking forward to dinner tonight with lasagna to go with it! Thanks for the dressing recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2013
I used 1 tsp anchovy paste instead of the fillets (1/2 tsp per filet) because that is what I had on hand but other wise followed the recipe to the letter. VERY GOOD and so easy. Thanks so much. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2014
This is incredibly good salad dressing! My husband and I eat quite a lot of Caesar salad so I doubled the recipe and it fits perfectly in a 1 quart mason jar! Other than the fact that I doubled the recipe I made no changes. If you like Caesar salad you definitely don't want to pass this one by!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2016
8.16.16 I processed this in my mini chopper that came with my Cuisinart® immersion blender. I never buy anchovy filets, but I understand the importance of that flavor in a caesar salad. I put all ingredients in my mini chopper, using 1 tsp of anchovy paste, and in no time at all I had some of the best homemade caesar salad dressing I've ever made. Don't tell anybody how easy this is to make, they'd never believe it! Excellent dressing going into my Favorites file. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2013
Great dressing and easy to make. I too used anchovy paste. Instead of using this on a more traditional Caesar Salad I used it on a pasta salad as that's my daughter's favorite. Bowtie pasta cherry tomatoes from my garden yellow and green zucchini green red and yellow peppers and black olives. Delish. I made the full recipe and it just about filled that cruet that comes with "good seasonings" salad dressing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2013
Wonderfully delicious! I halved the recipe but made no other changes. So simple yet so good...a definite keeper YUM! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/25/2014
Awesome! Made as directed but didn't have half and half used whole milk instead. Will try it with half and half next time but if it gets any better my head might explode. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/07/2016
This is the first recipe that had good reviews on this site that was really bad for me. This is way too much mayonnaise. The dressing smells and tastes like fish flavored mayonnaise. Read More
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