Classic Caesar Dressing Recipe

Make any salad a Caesar salad with this simple dressing.

November/December 2015

  • Add variety to your salads by pairing this Classic Caesar Dressing with the traditional romaine fare or kale.
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This delicious dressing just might become a staple in your kitchen.

Classic Caesar Dressing Recipe


• 1 garlic clove
• Pinch of salt
• 4 to 6 anchovies
• 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
• 2 large egg yolks
• Juice of 1 lemon
• 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
• 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan


1. With a mortar and pestle, smash garlic with salt, then smash in anchovies.

2. In a bowl, mix garlic-anchovy paste with mustard, egg yolks and lemon. To emulsify dressing, add oil drop by drop at first and then in a slow stream, while whisking.

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