Anchovy-Free Caesar Dressing Recipe

A mouth-watering dressing tends to accompany a crunchily delicious salad. But not all salad dressings are created equal. Some dressings feature ingredients that not everyone wants to eat. Whether you're over store-bought dressings or want to try something new –– and homemade! –– private practice registered dietician and recipe developer Kristen Carli has you covered with an anchovy-free Caesar dressing recipe.

This recipe can go from countertop to table in five minutes, and you don't even need that many ingredients. The recipe makes six servings and is ideal for anyone who fancies an anchovy-free Caesar dressing. What's not to love?

"It's great if you are not in love with the taste of anchovies," Carli said. "It also comes together in a flash."

Though this dressing is the perfect topper for a Caesar salad, we encourage readers to try it on other salads as well or use it as a dip! Either way, your new favorite dressing is a few short steps away.

Gather the ingredients

First, you'll need to gather the ingredients for this anchovy-free Caesar dressing recipe. You'll need Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and an egg. You'll also need grated Parmesan cheese and olive oil.

Like we said, this recipe doesn't have an overwhelming number of ingredients –– but that doesn't mean it doesn't get top marks in the taste department. Although it's not part of this recipe, if you're going to eat this homemade dressing right away, it never hurts to have your salad handy as well.

Add the ingredients to the food processor

Now that your ingredients are ready, you'll add the Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, an egg, and Parmesan cheese to a food processor. Next, you'll process these ingredients until they're combined. Finally, while the processor is still on, you'll slowly stream in the olive oil until emulsified. And if you don't have a food processor, a traditional blender should do the trick.

"Yes, you can use a blender," Carli responded when asked if a blender would suffice if someone doesn't have a food processor. "However, I would recommend you use a smaller blender with less volume so that the contents will get blended."

Pour the dressing on your favorite salad

Now that the anchovy-free Caesar dressing recipe is complete, the fun begins, as it's time to add the dressing to your favorite salad. Naturally, the dressing will complement a Caesar salad. But it's also handy for dipping.

"I love using this as a dipping sauce for veggies," Carli said. "I actually also just used this dressing to dress a corn and bean salad without lettuce." From a topper to a dipping sauce, this anchovy-free Caesar dressing recipe very well could become your go-to dressing.

Anchovy-Free Caesar Dressing Recipe
4.9 from 32 ratings
Whether you're over store-bought dressings or want to try something new –– and homemade! –– we've got you covered with an anchovy-free Caesar dressing recipe.
Prep Time
5
minutes
Cook Time
0
minutes
Servings
6
servings
Anchovy-free Caesar dressing
Total time: 5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup olive oil
Directions
  1. Add the Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, lemon juice, an egg, and Parmesan cheese to a food processor.
  2. Process until combined.
  3. While the processor is on, slowly stream in the olive oil until emulsified. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition
Calories per Serving 105
Total Fat 10.6 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Cholesterol 28.8 mg
Total Carbohydrates 0.8 g
Dietary Fiber 0.1 g
Total Sugars 0.3 g
Sodium 91.0 mg
Protein 2.1 g
The information shown is Edamam’s estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.
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