This homemade Caesar dressing recipe will blow any store bought version out of the water. Made with just 7 ingredients, it's creamy, savory, and rich.
Purists will tell you that you can’t make a good Caesar dressing without an egg yolk, anchovies, and Worcestershire sauce. But here’s the thing: what I love about Caesar salad dressing is that it’s creamy, briny, tangy, and rich. I thought there had to be a way to make a dressing that checked all those boxes with totally vegetarian ingredients (and no raw eggs).
Turns out, I was right! This homemade Caesar salad dressing recipe is every bit as delicious as the traditional version, and it’s so easy to make. It calls for just 7 simple ingredients, and you don’t need to haul out the food processor or blender to mix it up. Just stir together the ingredients, and enjoy!
Caesar Dressing Recipe Ingredients
Raw eggs, anchovies, and Worcestershire sauce aside, traditional Caesar dressing is made with Dijon mustard, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. These ingredients are all staples in my kitchen, and they make this classic dressing rich, sharp, tangy, and bright. Consequently, I knew I wanted to use them as a starting point for my recipe. Then, to add creaminess and briny flavor, I turned to these key ingredients:
Whole milk Greek yogurt – It makes this dressing just as luscious and creamy as the traditional version, and it adds an extra punch of tangy flavor.
Capers – With their salty, briny flavor, they’re the perfect plant-based substitute for the anchovies and Worcestershire sauce. Along with the lemon juice and Dijon mustard, they give this dressing a crave-worthy savory, tangy flavor.
Whisk the ingredients together and taste the dressing, seasoning with salt and pepper as needed. Of course, I love tossing this dressing with with romaine lettuce, homemade croutons, and Parmesan cheese to make a classic Caesar salad. But your options for using it don’t end there! It’s also yummy drizzled over a simple green salad, mixed with massaged kale, or with roasted veggies like cauliflower or Brussels sprouts.
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Homemade Caesar Dressing
- ⅓ cup whole milk Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ½ garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoons capers, minced
- Freshly ground black pepper
- In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, capers, and several grinds of black pepper. Season to taste.