Caesar Salad

Caesar Salad Dressing

For years, I relied on bottled Caesar salad dressing but it was never very satisfying. And when I looked at making Caesar dressing from scratch, most of the recipes required a raw egg yolk, which is a little too adventurous for my home cooking. Finally, I’ve come up with a dressing — without raw eggs — that’s a family favorite and one I’m sure you’ll enjoy, too.

The dressing is so easy to make — just one bowl and a spoon is all you need. And except for the anchovy paste, the ingredients are fairly standard.

Anchovy paste comes in a tube (like toothpaste, except anchovies!) and is available at most grocery stores. Check the aisle with pasta, tomato sauces and pesto. Tubes of anchovy paste are usually next to the tubes of tomato paste, both in narrow rectangular boxes. I like to keep an extra box of anchovy paste and tomato paste in the pantry; both are great for adding flavor and umami with very little effort.

We love this Caesar salad dressing with chopped romaine lettuce and big crispy croutons. But it’s also delicious as a dip for roasted veggies, like broccoli, cauliflower or Brussels sprouts. So keep a bowl of dressing in the fridge and pull it out when you need a quick side for grilled chicken or seared salmon! I can’t wait to hear how you enjoy it!

Caesar Salad Dressing

Ingredients

1/4 cup Helmann’s Mayonnaise

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon anchovy paste

2 teaspoons dijon mustard

1-2 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and stir until well combined. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired. Store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to five days.
  2. Serve on romaine lettuce with croutons for a traditional Caesar salad, or try the dressing as a dip for roasted veggies!

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