This homemade Caesar Dressing recipe is so easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients, you’ll create a creamy Caesar dressing that is better than storebought or restaurant versions. And guess what? There are no raw eggs required and anchovies are optional.

It’s surprisingly easy to make your own dressings like Homemade Ranch Dressing or Italian Dressing from scratch and creamy Caesar dressing is no exception.

Homemade Caesar salad dressing in a jar with croutons and romaine lettuce

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Use this creamy dressing to make a Classic Caesar Salad, tossed with crisp romaine lettuce, and Homemade Croutons. Sure, you could buy a storebought dressing, but why would you when you can effortlessly make your own umami-packed, lemony, garlicky, parmesan-cheesy, and creamy dressing that tastes so much better?

Our Caesar dressing is kid-friendly – it tastes like the creamy restaurant-style Caesar dressing that my kids love, yet it’s made with the best ingredients right at home. My kids get excited when I make Caesar salad because of this dressing.

Easy Caesar Dressing Recipe Video

Watch Natasha make this homemade Caesar dressing. Don’t blink, because it’s so simple to make and comes together quickly. You’ll make this Caesar dressing again and again once you see how easy it is.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • One-Bowl – Instead of hauling out a blender, food processor, or immersion blender, (which always creates issues for people, plus it’s messy), I’m so excited to finally have a Caesar dressing that’s easy to whip up in one bowl with just a whisk.
  • Easy – I find myself making this dressing way more often for my kids (who love it!) because it’s so easy (measure, pour, stir) and mess-free.
  • Keeps Well – I used alternatives for some of the key ingredients in most authentic Caesar dressings, such as raw egg yolks and anchovies. This not only simplifies the preparation process but also helps it stay fresh longer. The creamy texture remains intact, allowing you to enjoy it straight from the fridge.
Pouring creamy caesar dressing over salad

Ingredients

  • Mayonnaise – Use real mayo for the best flavor. The eggs in the mayo thicken this dressing so you don’t have to worry about raw eggs or about the mixture separating.
  • Dijon mustard – We like to use the Grey Poupon brand, but any dijon will work
  • Worcestershire sauce – Adds a rich umami flavor. If you are a vegetarian, see the pro tip below for more information.
  • Oil – use a neutral oil like extra light olive oil and avoid using extra virgin olive oil which will give it a different flavor profile.
  • Garlic – use fresh, not canned. It will give you more punch and flavor.
  • Lemon juice – Opt for freshly squeezed lemon juice and not from concentrate.
  • Parmesan cheese – We use freshly grated cheese, but finely shredded will work as well. You can also use pre-grated parmesan and add it according to taste since it’s more finely grated.
Ingredients for easy caesar dressing, mayonnaise, oil, dijon mustard, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese

Pro Tip:

Did you know anchovies are an ingredient in Worcestershire sauce? So you can skip anchovies or anchovy paste since they’re technically already in there! If you are vegetarian or have a fish allergy, choose a Worcestershire sauce that does not have anchovies listed in the ingredients.

How to Make Homemade Caesar Dressing

  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until combined.
  • While whisking vigorously, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Once all of the olive oil is in, continue whisking until it’s well incorporated. Add parmesan cheese and whisk together to combine.
  • Transfer to a mason jar, cover with a lid, and refrigerate until ready to use.

Pro Tip:

The key to a thicker dressing is to slowly drizzle in the oil while whisking vigorously. This keeps the dressing emulsified and also helps incorporate more air into the dressing to help it thicken up. It will get even thicker in the refrigerator as the oil cools.

Lightly drizzle oil into the Caesar salad dressing and whisk together

Storage

Transfer to a mason jar or airtight container and store homemade dressing in the refrigerator for up to a week. Add a label to track how old the dressing is and refrigerate promptly after use to maintain its freshness. You will love that it doesn’t separate when chilled and you can use it directly out of the refrigerator without re-whisking.

The most delicious Caesar dressing. This dressing is fantastic paired with a classic caesar salad.

How to Serve Caesar Dressing

This dressing is so tasty you’ll be tempted to use it on everything, not just salads. Here are some of our favorite ways to enjoy this homemade Caesar dressing:

  • Caesar Salad: add baked chicken breast to make it a complete meal, or make a chicken Caesar wrap for a healthy lunch option.
  • As a dip for raw vegetables such as cut carrots, sliced cucumbers, or cauliflower florets – perfect for snacking!
  • Pasta Salad Dressing – try it in Caesar Pasta Salad, Tortellini Salad with diced broccoli and tomato, tossed with parmesan cheese, or Macaroni Salad.
  • As a grilling marinade for meat or chicken to tenderize the meat and add flavor.
  • Potato Salad dressing – try this as the creamy base for a Classic Potato Salad.
Caesar salad with homemade Caesar dressing poured onto the romaine and croutons.

More Homemade Dressings and Sauces

If you enjoy this homemade Caesar salad dressing recipe, you’ll love our other dressings and sauces made from scratch. They’re so fresh and easy to make and, in my opinion, taste better than anything store-bought.

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Easy Caesar Dressing Recipe (VIDEO)

4.92 from 313 votes
Author: Natasha Kravchuk
Easy homemade caesar dressing recipe
This creamy Caesar Dressing recipe is easy and comes together in one bowl. It's perfect for Caesar Salad, pasta salad, or even as a marinade.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 12 people (makes 1 1/2 cups)

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine 1/2 cup mayonnaise, 2 tsp Dijon mustard, 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce, grated garlic, 3 Tbs lemon juice, salt, and pepper, and whisk to combine.
  • While whisking vigorously*, slowly drizzle in 1/2 cup olive oil. Once all of the olive oil is in, continue whisking until it’s well incorporated. Add parmesan and whisk together to combine.
  • Transfer to a mason jar, cover with a lid, and refrigerate until ready to use.

Notes

*Depending on the brand of Worcestershire sauce, it may contain gluten and anchovies. For gluten-free, look for a Worschestershire sauce labeled gluten-free. For vegetarians, look for one without anchovies.
*Use a mild-flavored oil and avoid using extra virgin olive oil which will give it a different flavor profile. 
*Whisking vigorously while slowly drizzling in the oil is key to keeping the dressing emulsified and thick. 
 

Nutrition Per Serving

164kcal Calories1g Carbs1g Protein17g Fat3g Saturated Fat5g Polyunsaturated Fat8g Monounsaturated Fat0.02g Trans Fat8mg Cholesterol252mg Sodium26mg Potassium0.1g Fiber0.3g Sugar44IU Vitamin A2mg Vitamin C41mg Calcium0.2mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Easy Caesar Dressing Recipe (VIDEO)
Amount per Serving
Calories
164
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
17
g
26
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
0.02
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Cholesterol
 
8
mg
3
%
Sodium
 
252
mg
11
%
Potassium
 
26
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
1
g
0
%
Fiber
 
0.1
g
0
%
Sugar
 
0.3
g
0
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
44
IU
1
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
41
mg
4
%
Iron
 
0.2
mg
1
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Condiments, Dressing
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Perfect Caesar Dressing
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $
Calories: 164

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the blogger behind Natasha's Kitchen (since 2009). My husband and I run this blog together and share only our best, family approved and tested recipes with YOU. Thanks for stopping by! We are so happy you're here.

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  • Stephanie
    April 16, 2024

    Excellent and easy. Everything I already had in my kitchen. Delicious.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 16, 2024

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Stephanie!

      Reply

  • Marilyn Forsyth
    April 3, 2024

    This dressing is FANTASTIC! My whole family loves it! ❤️

    Reply

  • Dienna Schiro
    April 2, 2024

    I like tuning to Natasha,for my recipes when I am in a jam, I I injoy watching her, was carrying her little girl. And the kitchen was so different and I am still watching her.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      April 2, 2024

      Hello there, thank you for watching my vides and for your support. It means a lot to me!

      Reply

  • Norma Serrano
    March 30, 2024

    Great recipes, I will prepare how I have done with other. I had bought the book , recipes are delicious too.

    Reply

  • Nina
    March 27, 2024

    Hi Natasha.
    I use the same recipe but I use Greek Yogurt instead of Mayonnaise. I also add a tsp of Anchovy paste.
    It is so yummy!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 27, 2024

      That’s great, Nina!

      Reply

  • Bonnie
    March 27, 2024

    I love Caesar dressing… this is pretty close to the recipe I use with the exception of anchovy paste… only takes a teaspoon or so… really makes the dressing. I also use way less mayo… just enough to thicken… maybe a TBLS.

    Reply

  • Mike
    March 24, 2024

    This is the one I have been making for decades. It’s so delicious.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 24, 2024

      I’m so glad!

      Reply

  • Claire Traupmann
    March 23, 2024

    How long does this dressing stay in refrigerator and can I use avocado oil?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 23, 2024

      Hi Claire! See my note in the blog above under “storage” for instructions.
      Any neutral oil can work, avocado oil would work well.

      Reply

      • Mai
        March 24, 2024

        Hi Natasha,
        I’m looking forward to making this but can i substitute worcesteshire sauce with soy sauce or fish sauce?
        Thank you^-^

        Reply

        • NatashasKitchen.com
          March 24, 2024

          Hi Mai! I have not tried any of those substitutions so I can’t say what it would be like in this recipe. The Worcestershire sauce is what really makes this dressing taste authentic.

          Reply

  • Olga
    March 23, 2024

    We loved it and so easy. Love anchovies so added some.For someone that is not a great cook I enjoy your recipes very much!

    Reply

  • Patricia Martin
    March 23, 2024

    Don’t Have a Mason jar.Can I store it in a Tupperware container?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 23, 2024

      Hi Patricia! Another air tight container will work too.

      Reply

  • Diane B
    March 23, 2024

    Loved this dressing! Yes, it is better than bottled and, even better than most restaurants! Yum. Thank you. I wonder if I could use Greek plain yogurt instead of the mayonnaise?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 23, 2024

      Hi Diane! I haven’t tested that, but I assume so. Let us know how it is if you try it.

      Reply

    • Paz
      March 24, 2024

      That’s a great idea!! I think I would go half mayo and half Greek yogurt for a little more of a tangy flavor.
      Thanks for the suggestion!!

      Reply

  • Samina
    March 23, 2024

    Amazing and super easy recipe as always.
    Thanks. It makes caesar salad easy to make.💓

    Reply

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