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Easy Caesar Dressing From Scratch

This Easy Caesar Dressing From Scratch is so easy it'll make you never use store bought again and wonder why you didn't make it sooner!
Course Salad
Author Tracy


  • 6 anchovies packed in oil removed from oil
  • 1 large garlic clove minced
  • Large pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard*
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh grated black pepper


  • With a mortar and pestle, add anchovies, garlic, and salt. Ground to a paste (this can also be done with the back of a knife on a cutting board).
  • Add paste to a food processor and add egg yolks, lemon juice, and mustard. Turn on processor and add olive oil very very slowly, one drip at a time. Then add vegetable oil in a very slow and steady stream, emulsifying dressing like a mayo until it is creamy in texture.
  • Season with black pepper to taste (if desired).
  • Store in a air tight container in fridge until ready to use, no longer than 3 days. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.
  • Assemble Caesar with fresh crisp romaine lettuce pieces, homemade croutons**, and fresh shavings of Parmesan cheese!


*Make your own Dijon Mustard from scratch: http://www.servedfromscratch.com/dijon-mustard-from-scratch-2/ **Make your own Homemade Croutons: http://www.servedfromscratch.com/sourdough-herbed-croutons/