Making your own Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing is way better than anything store bought. It’s simple and delicious with this quick and easy recipe!

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing being poured over chopped lettuce.pinterestSometimes you just want to make your own homemade Caesar Salad Dressing because you don’t want to run to the store to buy it. Well, I’m here to tell you, that this recipe is so easy (and flavorful) that you’ll quit buying it and only want to make this from now on.

Caesar Salad Dressing Ingredients:

  • Mayo – no miracle whip please!
  • Plain Greek Yogurt – you can also use sour cream
  • Anchovy Paste – key ingredient to get that classic Caesar salad flavor (trust me)
  • Garlic
  • Lemon Juice
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Salt & Pepper

Ingredients Needed For Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

How To Make Caesar Salad Dressing

It’s really quite simple to make homemade Caesar Salad Dressing! Just combine all the ingredients into a bowl and whisk away!

Using the ingredients listed below, your dressing will be on the thicker side. Everyone has their desired consistency for salad dressing, so all you have to do is add a little water to thin the consistency to your preference.

Combination of Caesar Salad Dressing ingredients in a bowl, ready to whisk together

How Long Does Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing Last?

Caesar Salad Dressing can last up to 14 days in the fridge, when covered tightly. If starting to separate, just give it a good stir or shake before serving.

Is Caesar Dressing Made with Anchovies?

Yes! Those anchovies give this classic dressing that signature “umami” flavor. I’ve skipped the process of mashing down oily anchovies to a paste and opted for the already mashed anchovy paste.

PRO TIP: You can find anchovy paste in the canned meats section of your grocery store (typically by the canned tuna).

What Can I Substitute Anchovies With?

If you’re strictly opposed to using anchovies or anchovy paste, or maybe you just need that Caesar salad dressing NOW and don’t have any anchovies on hand… well, you can still make a modified Caesar dressing without it.

  • Try using extra Worcestershire sauce in place of the anchovy paste. This is a great option because Worcestershire sauce actually has anchovies as part of it’s ingredients.
  • A few dashes of fish sauce will give it that umami flavor you’re after.

A bowl of whisked up Caesar Salad Dressing

What to Serve with Caesar Dressing

Not only does this Caesar dressing work fantastic on top of a crisp Romaine salad, but it’s also great in these recipes…

Bowl of crisp romaine lettuce and crunchy croutons and Caesar salad dressing on top

More Salad Dressing Recipes To Try

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Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

Make your own homemade Caesar Salad Dressing with this simple recipe. Packed full of flavor and delicious over crisp Romaine lettuce!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 tablespoons
Calories: 56 kcal
Author: Shawn


  • ½ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt, or sour cream
  • 1 ½ tsp anchovy paste
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice, or more to taste
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • water


  • Combine all the ingredients (except water) in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Gradually add water, 1 tbsp at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
  • Store dressing in an air tight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Stir or shake before serving.


Serving: 1tbsp | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 13mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg
Keywords: anchovy paste, caesar dressing, Easy, Homemade, Salad
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Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing being poured over chopped lettuce.

About the author

Shawn is the Owner and Creator of I Wash You Dry. She loves to create and share simple, family-friendly recipes. Mom to 5 adorable children and dwells in the desert of Southern Utah.

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Shawn Syphus

Hi, I’m Shawn and I’m a busy mom of five; pretending to live on a budget. I love to cook, and explore new recipes, but they have to be quick and easy with as few dishes as possible.

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