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Simple Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

This homemade Caesar salad dressing is simple to make and you do not need to use raw eggs in it like with some Caesar salad dressing recipes. The mayonnaise gives it a special creaminess, the garlic, lemon, mustard and pepper add flavor and the olive oil and vinegar improve the consistency and add a traditional flavor. Served over romaine lettuce, this homemade Caesar salad dressing makes a nice lunch or dinner, especially when you top it with homemade croutons and shaved or grated parmesan cheese.

It is always advisable to use fresh ingredients for a better result so choose freshly squeezed lemon juice and, if you are going to serve parmesan cheese on your salad, shave, or grate a block of fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano. The ground stuff in packets is not really parmesan cheese and does not taste like it!

As for Caesar salad dressing calories, this dressing contains both mayonnaise and olive oil so it does contain some fat, but the healthy lettuce leaves will balance that out. This is a full-flavored homemade Caesar salad dressing recipe and if you want to make something that tastes authentic, creamy and delicious, this recipe will not disappoint you.

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing with Mustard
Summary: Mayonnaise, garlic, lemon, mustard, vinegar, and oil combine to make this flavorful Caesar salad dressing. This is ideal if you do not want to use raw eggs in the dressing.
Cuisine: American
Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 4
Prep time: 
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  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 peeled garlic cloves
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • ½ cup to 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Black pepper, to taste
  1. Mince the garlic in a mini food processor. When it is done it will stick to the sides.
  2. Add the mustard, mayonnaise, and vinegar and switch on the processor.
  3. Drizzle in about ½ cup olive oil.
  4. You can use up to 1 cup olive oil, depending how thick you want your dressing to be.
  5. Add the lemon juice and black pepper and pulse until smooth.

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Romaine and croutons are the staples of a good Caesar salad, but what would such a salad be without the dressing? Although a typical Caesar salad dressing has raw eggs in it, which are then emulsified with the other ingredients, here we are using mayonnaise rather than the eggs, making it a safer option for pregnant women, the elderly or anybody who prefers not to have raw eggs. Toss your romaine with this dressing, perhaps adding shrimp, chicken, salmon or anchovies for extra protein, and some freshly shredded parmesan flakes on top.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

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