Prepare this easypeasy caesar salad dressing recipe so you will enjoy the best salad ever with little effort but lots of taste. Also delicious as a chicken dip.
Although the name of the salad doesn’t have anything to do with Roman emperor Julius Caesar or the Romans for that matter, it is traditionally served with Romaine lettuce. This lettuce has long, sturdy crunchy leaves and doesn’t wilt fast when not refrigerated.
The story goes that the dressing was created by Caesar Cardini on a holiday when supplies didn’t arrive and Caesar had to make do with what was available in his kitchen: olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, pepper, egg, croutons and Parmesan cheese.
Caesar salad dressing recipe ingredients
I made this recipe when I was following (end 2012) a diet to lower my LDL cholesterol – less than 200mg cholesterol/day and less than 15.5 g saturated fat/day -, so I didn’t use the egg yolks. Having said so: the taste is in the yolk, so feel free to add it as well!
As you will notice: this is not a low fat dressing (my cholesterol diet required to go easy on saturated fat, that’s why still quite some olive oil is used). When you are looking for a low calorie salad dressing, replace some of he olive oil and lemon with low fat yogurt.
- half a cup or 100 gr olive oil
- 2 boiled eggs, only use the egg white
- 2 or 3 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice (I prefer the subtle, fresh taste of lemon in this dressing far more than vinegar)
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce: this sauce contains sugar, so isn’t strict paleo. Not too bad a dressing either will be to substitute it with fish sauce and use a little less salt. Obviously, don;t serve croutons with this salad when you are on a paleo diet.
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly grinded black pepper
How to make your caesar salad dressing
- Easypeasy: start with putting garlic and olive oil in a blender and blend it. When you don’t have a blender, use a mortar and pestle: crush the garlic and add drops of olive oil to it whilst stirring, to get a think consistency (emulsion).
- Then add the other ingredients and blend or stir again.
- Important: taste and adjust the caesar salad dressing ingredients to your personal preference.