Killer Caesar Salad Dressing

The Caesar salad is historically believed to have been invented by the famous American restauranteur, Caesar Cardini way back in 1924, in Tijuana, Mexico.  According to legend, the salad included boiled eggs, croutons, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce.  Somewhere down the line anchovies took the place of Worcestershire sauce.

This recipe does not include boiled eggs, but it does include anchovies and W-Sauce.

Caesar Salad Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins

A variation on the original Caesar Salad Dressing recipe of Caesar Cardini

Course: Salad, Sauces and Gravies
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 6 Cup Salad
Author: John Winslow
  • 3/4 cup Mayonnaise
  • 4 tbsp Parmesan Cheese Grated
  • 2-4 cloves garlic large minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard or yellow
  • 3-4 anchovies minced
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 2 tbsp Apricot Jam or peach chutney
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  1. Whisk all the ingredients in a bowl.

  2. Cover and let sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour, to allow the garlic and anchovy flavours to permeate the dressing. 

Recipe Notes

When adding dressing to romaine lettuce, spoon it into the lettuce and fold it in.  Caesar salad should not be overly dressed.  After adding the dressing, spritz the salad with fresh lemon and top with homemade garlic butter croutons.