Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

    Caesar Salad with Caesar Dressing on top

    Look on just about any restaurant menu and you’ll probably see a classic caesar salad on the menu. That’s because Caesar salad has a large fan base, particularly the caesar salad dressing that coats all the greens.

    A typical Caesar salad recipe is made with romaine leaves, croutons, and Caesar dressing. Some restaurants will swap out the romaine in favor of darker greens like kale or add chicken to create a chicken caesar salad, but the caesar dressing is usually a must.

    The Caesar salad dressing is what gives the salad its iconic name and garlicky flavor. It often has a rich, creamy texture that can make even salad-adverse people eat their greens.

    This Caesar dressing recipe is very similar to the original in flavor and texture, but we’ve lightened it up a bit to make it healthier. You can make this Caesar salad dressing recipe just as quickly as you would the original, but you’ll need to make one important swap when it comes to the ingredients used.

    To create this Caesar salad dressing recipe, you’ll need to use Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise. Traditional Caesar dressing is made with a blend of egg yolks and oil (a.k.a. mayonnaise), but this can make Caesar dressing rich and indulgent.

    The Greek yogurt will give you a lighter feel and consistency, but you’ll still have the same great flavors thanks to the rest of the ingredients, including garlic, lemon, anchovy paste, Dijon mustard, and parmesan.

    Feel free to refrigerate any leftover Caesar dressing. Simply pack the dressing in an air-tight container and store in the fridge up to one week.


    Cook time: 0 minutes
    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Idle time:
    Servings: cup


    1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge up to one week.

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    Born and raised in Southern California, Beeta has embraced a healthy lifestyle focused on farm-to-table cooking, natural products, and wellness routines. When she's not writing up recipes or discussing the latest natural living trends, Beeta enjoys spending time trying new restaurants, traveling with family and friends, and relaxing at home with her furry companion.