This is a post from the archives for your enjoyment today. My mother’s Caesar Salad dressing is one of 3 yummy dressings in my popular cookbook, Real Fast Food. There are nearly 50 recipes total, all favorites in my kitchen, along with all my tips and techniques on how I manage to cook so much from scratch and still have a life! Grab your copy (paper or digital!) here.
Several people have asked about what I do for salad dressings. I am glad to share my favorites in a series of salad dressing posts. 🙂 My mother raised us on homemade dressings – thus, I am spoiled, and one of the first things I did when I settled into my own home was to get her to write down her recipes! I rarely buy store bought. I prefer knowing what is in my dressing, and the fresh, full flavor of homemade.
I will start with her Caesar Salad recipe. She is famous for this one all the way up the east coast! She learned this recipe at a fancy restaurant in the Bahamas where the chef would make it right in front of her and dad at their table. She ordered it repeatedly and took notes on a napkin until she got it just right.
Caesar Salad2-3 cloves, garlic2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce4 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese1/4 c. Mayonnaise (Use homemade if you wanna go all out! My recipe is in the book!)1/2 c. olive oil1/8 tsp. each salt and pepper
Add all ingredients into a wide mouth quart jar. Screw lid on tightly and shake. Wash a head of Romaine lettuce, shred, and place in large salad bowl. Pour dressing over and toss. Add more Parmesan and croûtons, if desired.
This recipe serves 8-10. Or it makes enough for two people to have salad for four days. 🙂 It keeps for about a week in the fridge.
One of my favorite family dinners growing up was spaghetti, Caesar salad, and garlic bread. Usually several people fought over the empty salad bowl, sopping up the last of the yummy dressing with pieces of bread. Yum!
Make it a meal with Homemade Chicken Tenders from Your Real Food Journey!