This rich Caesar dressing will get lots of attention! Prepare ahead of time and refrigerate. It only gets stronger with age. Serve with romaine lettuce and garlic- or Caesar-flavored croutons. This Caesar salad also goes well with some crusty French bread.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, anchovies, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, jalapeno pepper, and salt together in a food processor until smooth. Refrigerate dressing for flavors to blend, at least 4 hours.

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Nutrition Facts

167 calories; protein 3.9g 8% DV; carbohydrates 2g 1% DV; fat 16.3g 25% DV; cholesterol 14.4mg 5% DV; sodium 434.1mg 17% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2014
Loved this dressing! I did omit the optional salt b/c I didn't think it needed it. Also, I reserved the oil from the anchovies and added a bit to the dressing to thin out, so it would blend smoothly. Great flavor and a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2015
Good recipe. It is a little fishy and cheesy so I added more lemon juice and about 4 heavy splashes of red wine vinegar. It gave it more zing and evened out the cheesiness and fishiness. Read More
58 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 12
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2014
Loved this dressing! I did omit the optional salt b/c I didn't think it needed it. Also, I reserved the oil from the anchovies and added a bit to the dressing to thin out, so it would blend smoothly. Great flavor and a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :) Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2014
I have never made Caesar dressing before, nor had I ever purchased anchovies - hah! I did both today, and was happy that I did. This dressing is so much better than store bought Caesar dressing, and it's very easy to make. I did leave out the jalapeno pepper, because I didn't have any on hand. Delicious dressing Father Mark, even without the jalapeno! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2017
WOW! Amazing! Followed everything, except for the anchovies because I didn't have them on hand. I used several splashes of Worcestershire Sauce (it has anchovies in it) and it was /is GREAT! I used this dressing for the "The Best Parmesan Chicken Bake" by Chef John also on here. Thanks for sharing Father Mark! Now I'm going to rate his recipe and spread the word about your amazing recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/02/2014
Used in our café, looking for a more traditional Caesar so eliminated jalapenos and cut down on the anchovies due to not all customers are anchovy lovers, trying to make more palatable for a crowd. To cut down on work, use anchovy paste, much easier to use. Did not add salt. Anchovy is nearly a salt itself, none needed. Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2017
I was worried (or I should say others in house were) of using all the anchovies, but it was really good! I did not blend as I didn't want to clean blender, and garlic cloves I used were large & strong but we love garlic so we liked it! Read More
(3)
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2014
OUTSTANDING Caesar dressing!! I doubled this for a party-sized Caesar salad following the recipe other than omitting the salt (it was plenty salty w/the parm and anchovies). I used all of the oil from the anchovies as well as the EVOO to thin it out a bit (and it was still nice and creamy). This came together in minutes in our blender and I'm looking forward to eating the leftovers soon. THANKS for the recipe Father Mark! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/17/2016
This was fantastic! My husband loves Caesar dressing, but store-bought is riddled with all kinds of things you can't pronounce. So I decided to give this a try. It was easy and REALLY good. My husband talked about this dressing for days afterward. Seriously, days. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2018
WOW! D-LISH-! Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
05/16/2016
Love love this dressing. It is my favorite. I put a very large jalapeno with out the seeds for more flavor. It is as good as any fine restaurant dressing I have ever eaten. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2015
Good recipe. It is a little fishy and cheesy so I added more lemon juice and about 4 heavy splashes of red wine vinegar. It gave it more zing and evened out the cheesiness and fishiness. Read More