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Caesar Salad Recipe

A classic Caesar Salad Recipe that’s made without raw egg. This dressing is creamy, garlicky and so delicious!

If you’re looking for a homemade Caesar salad dressing dressing that’s creamy, garlicky, lemony and delicious, this is it! This simple recipe is a classic.

a top down image of a bowl of caesar salad with croutons. a gold fork rests in the salad, a lemon and garlic clove sits beside the bowl

About this Caesar Salad Recipe:

This is a creamy, garlicky and really delicious Caesar salad dressing that is made without raw egg. Instead, a couple tablespoons of mayonnaise are used in its place to make a creamy dressing. So this isn’t an eggless, recipe, it just doesn’t have raw egg. It does have all the flavour of Caesar salad dressing you expect though! (this recipe also doesn’t have anchovies or anchovy paste…we just don’t care for them here!)

a jar of caesar salad dressing

Caesar Salad Dressing without Egg

Instead of using a raw egg, mayo makes a great substitute. But one thing you will notice about this dressing is that it’s not as creamy as a dressing made with raw egg. It’s still creamy, but not as creamy…and it will appear to separate a little (this is because the egg creates an emulsion). So I always recommend blending this dressing then adding it to the lettuce right away. One other little tip I’ve learned is that if you refrigerate the dressing for about an hour first, then blend again, it will be a little more creamy upon presentation. But honestly, you won’t really notice the little less creaminess, because the dressing is so delicious and tastes just like Caesar salad should.

a top down image of a jar of caesar salad dressing, a lemon half, metal juicer and garlic cloves

How to make Caesar Salad:

First find a delicious Caesar dressing recipe, done! Chop up some romaine lettuce, make (or buy) some croutons and toss it all together, making sure to coat all of the lettuce leaves in the delicious dressing! So easy. So good.

an image of a bowl of caesar salad with croutons. a gold fork rests in the salad, a lemon and garlic clove sits beside the bowl

Crouton Tip:

If we add croutons to our Caesar salad (and most of the time we actually don’t), I will just buy them pre-made. BUT my favourite way to make croutons, is to make them from the same garlic bread we usually have alongside this salad. To do this, cut the garlic bread (before it’s been toasted) into square bread cubes, place them on a rimmed baking sheet and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees F (they should be golden brown). So good.

an image of a bowl of caesar salad with croutons. a gold fork rests in the salad, a lemon and garlic clove sits beside the bowl
a bowl of caesar salad with croutons

Make it a meal.

If you want to make this Caesar salad a meal, toss in some grilled chicken to make it a Chicken Caesar Salad. Or add some grilled steak.

a top down image of a bowl of caesar salad with croutons. a gold fork rests in the salad

Caesar Salad Recipe Tips:

  • Parmesan Cheese: Use grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Olive Oil: I use extra virgin olive oil
  • Option: If you don’t want to add the mayonnaise, you can leave it out.
  • Toppings: Offer extra Parmesan cheese for everyone to sprinkle on their salad. As well as extra lemon wedges for those who like their Caesar salad a little more lemony.
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Caesar Salad Recipe

a top down image of a bowl of caesar salad with croutons. a gold fork rests in the salad, a lemon and garlic clove sits beside the bowl

A classic Caesar Salad Recipe that’s made without raw egg. This dressing is creamy, garlicky and so delicious!

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Salad

Ingredients

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Caesar Dressing:

  • 12 cloves of garlic (peeled and crushed)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 23 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • dash Tabasco sauce
  • a pinch of salt
  • fresh ground black pepper

Salad:

  • 1 large head of romaine lettuce, cut into bite sized pieces
  • croutons (pre-made or homemade croutons)

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients into a blender or food processor, and blend until creamy. I like to use a hand blender for this part.
  2. In large bowl add the chopped romaine lettuce, then toss with the caesar dressing right before serving.
  3. Top with croutons.
  4. And have extra parmesan cheese and lemon wedges ready on the side!
  5. Serve and enjoy!

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Summer Salads: Caesar Salad

Note: This recipe was originally published in 2011. This post has since been updated with new images and recipe tips.

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  1. This looks very yummy. I will have to try this recipe particularly because using the Worcestershire sauce in it has me intrigued. 🙂 Thank you.