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My husband bemoaned the fact the other day that we never eat Caesar salads at home and that he really missed them. He loves anchovies and so we decided to make a Caesar salad at home including homemade REAL Caesar dressing, anchovies, and croutons!
Avoid Store-Bought Dressings
Sadly, store-bought Caesar dressings just do not cut it flavor-wise and they are full of rancid vegetable oils like canola and soy which are likely GMO. Even organic dressings contain these rancid oils and I avoid them at home (why vegetable oils are worth avoiding).
How to Make Caesar dressing the REAL Way
I popped open my new copy of my friend Kristen’s (Food Renegade’s) brand new eBook, Simply Salads by Season and VOILA!: an amazing homemade REAL Caesar dressing was in there! I quickly made it and I am thrilled to say it tasted divine. Rich, salty and everything that a Caesar should be, I knew I needed to share this recipe with you guys!
Plus Kristen’s eBook is currently featured in the End of Summer eBook Bundle which means you can snag it yourself for under $1.50! This cookbook contains 28 recipes for dressings and condiments + tons of salad recipes organized by season. This is great because I often see salad recipes posted online that I want to try but then realize I have none of the ingredients because they are not currently in season! With this eBook, I can get inspired with each season.
Homemade REAL Caesar Dressing Recipe
This recipe is featured in Kristen Michaelis’ new eBook, Simple Salads by Season.
Makes about 2 cups.
- 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 tsp Homemade Worcestershire Sauce (HM note: I have been meaning to try her easy recipe for a year – now I finally made it and it is amazing!)
- 3 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp minced garlic
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 Tbsp mustard
- 2 anchovy fillets, mashed (where to buy)
- salt & pepper
- 1 1/3 cup olive oil
In a bowl, whisk egg yolk, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, garlic, pepper, mustard, and anchovies.
Slowly whisk in olive oil until mixture is emulsified.
Add salt & pepper to taste.
Pour into a jar and store in the refrigerator for about a week.
What Else Will I Learn from Simply Salads by Season?
- What it really means to eat in season
- Great tips on equipment that can help you save time
- 28 recipes for making your own dressings and condiments including Salsa Ranch Dressing, Dill Pickle Relish, Mayo, Mustard, and Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette!
- 40+ salad recipes categorized by the seasons, making this a quick seasonal reference guide!
What’s the deal with anchovies? I’ve never eaten that in my life but now I’m seeing it in recipes. More info please … I’d really like to know! Thx.
Connie Burke says
I will try the receipe, but I HATE anchovies. can I leave them out???
Lindsey G. says
You won’t even taste them in the dressing but sure – leave them out. You would likely need to adjust the salt then…but you know that! xoxo
Greg F says
I think the anchovies add a real nice depth to salad dressings, and if you are lucky enough to own a Vitamix, you can super blend the whole recipe and you’ll never even know the anchovies are even in there!