The Best Caesar Salad Dressing

Crispy Romaine and Red Sails Lettuce

I swear I could live very happily on steak and caesar salad. I would eat it every day if I could.  Even for Thanksgiving, but my family wouldn’t accept it.  It’s my go-to meal, whether I’m celebrating a happy event, having friends over for a casual evening, or just getting home from a business trip.  It’s simple, but rich and satisfying.  I love it! 

By far the best and most authentic Caesar salad dressing that I have ever tasted is the one my father used to make for us.  With five kids to feed, my parents had a ginormous salad bowl that set on legs near my father’s place at the table.  A few heads of romaine and some garlicky croutons and dad’s Caesar salad dressing, and EVERYONE showed up for dinner on time!  The seemingly bottomless salad bowl was always empty at the end of dinner. 

I made Caesar salad the other night to cheer up a downcast daughter.  I do not like it when my daughters are downcast.  It makes me anxious.  But you can’t be downcast when you are nibbling crispy lettuce from the garden tossed in this cheesy, salty, garlicky perfection.  I didn’t have blue cheese on hand, so I used goat cheese, and it was perfect!  

Please note that this dressing is made with a raw egg, so if you’re chicken about stuff like that, this dressing is too dangerous for you.  

The Best Caesar Salad Dressing


1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
5 anchovies
2 cloves garlic
1 teaspoon Grey Poupon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 egg
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese (or try goat cheese!) 


Place all ingredients in the blender, and pulse for about ten seconds.  Add more Parmesan cheese if necessary to thicken.  Toss with lots of crispy lettuce and serve with a chargrilled steak.  Pour yourself a decent glass of red wine, and smile with contentment.

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