Hail Caesar!

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 right 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
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 me and Jeremy to have salad for four days. 🙂 It keeps for about a week in the fridge.
One of our favorite family dinners is spaghetti, Caesar salad, and garlic bread. Usually several people fight over the empty salad bowl, sopping up the last of the yummy dressing with pieces of bread. Yum!

6 responses to “Hail Caesar!”

  1. Kayleigh Avatar

    This is delicious ! I’ve tried many homemade ceasar dressings over the years and this is by far the best and very easy. No fussing with separating egg yolks or dealing with anchovy paste tubes. A must try !

  2. Jessica/momdadlittles on IG Avatar
    Jessica/momdadlittles on IG

    Holy cow, this dressing was delicious! I made a big chicken Caesar salad tonight for dinner and used this dressing. My husband took one bite and said “Wow! This is delicious! This is like… professional chef in a restaurant quality! You could make this and sell it! You should sell it at the farmer’s market!” Thank you so much for the recipe!

  3. Karen Avatar

    Yay recipes !!!!! Having the good fortune of eating this on several occasions I think I can can say without any reservation “THIS IS AWESOME” !!!!! 🙂

  4. Aunt Audrey Avatar
    Aunt Audrey

    Thanks for the recipe. I plan to use it on Friday when some friends come over for dinner and to play cards.

    1. Kim Avatar

      Just tried this tonight and it was totally awesome. Cut the recipe in half and used it for side salads.

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