Caesar Salad Dressing in a glass jar with a spoonful of dressing sitting on top
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4.5 from 2 votes

Caesar Salad Dressing

This Caesar Salad Dressing is super simple to prepare for a quick salad any night of the week! It is thick and creamy without any strange additives.
Prep Time10 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: dressing, recipe, blender, creamy
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 224kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson


  • 6 oil packed anchovy fillets, drained
  • 1 clove fresh garlic pressed or finely minced
  • pinch sea salt
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (use sugar free for Paleo/W30)
  • 2 Tablespoons light olive oil
  • 1/2 cup avocado or light olive oil
  • sea salt and ground pepper, to taste


  • Place the anchovies, garlic, and pinch of salt on a plate or in a bowl. Use a large tablespoon to smash into a paste.
  • Place the egg yolks, lemon juice, mustard, oil, pepper, and anchovy paste in a wide-mouthed jar.
  • Place the immersion blender in the jar and push to the bottom of the jar. Press the button and blend the dressing until smooth and creamy.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste, and drizzle over romaine lettuce.


  • I have an older version of this Immersion/ Stick/ Hand Blender. {affiliate link}
  • If you do not have an immersion blender, you can whisk the anchovy paste, egg yolks, lemon juice, and mustard together in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil, and continue whisking until thick and creamy.
  • Mayonnaise can be made in a blender, so I am guessing that Caesar Salad Dressing can be as well…although I have never tried it myself.
  • This dressing can be made a day ahead of time if needed.
  • Anchovies are salty, so be careful with your initial addition of salt. Add a pinch at a time until the flavor is to your liking.
  • If you are nervous about consuming raw eggs, purchase pasteurized eggs.
  • Infants, pregnant women, older adults and other high-risk groups should avoid eating raw eggs.


Calories: 224kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 6mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 2.1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg