Caesar Salad Dressing

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 Salad
2-3 cloves, garlic
2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
4 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
1/4 c. Mayonnaise (Use homemade if you wanna go all out! My recipe is in the book!)
1/2 c. olive oil
1/8 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

More Homemade Salad Dressings…
BLT Salad with Avocado Dressing
Poppyseed dressing
Make your own Taco Seasoning mix for Taco Salad

3 responses to “Caesar Salad Dressing”

  1. equestrian4jc Avatar
    equestrian4jc

    I loveeeee Caesar salad. I'll have to try this recipe.

  2. Jess Avatar

    Yummy recipe! My sister in law could have this since it has no anchovies!

  3. Kristina Avatar

    Oh Trina,
    I am looking forward to reading your book! I always enjoyed eating at your families house!The food was always SOOOOOO good.

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