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Homemade Caesar Dressing

Find out how to make the best Homemade Caesar Dressing with this easy recipe. Pair this creamy dressing with lettuce, croutons and chicken to enjoy a restaurant quality Caesar salad at home!

I love my vinegar based zesty Italian Dressing, but when the craving for a creamy dressing strikes, only a good classic Caesar will do.

This Homemade Caesar Dressing is made with hard boiled eggs (no raw yolks here!). So creamy and delicious! @ohiopoultry #ohioeggroll

Why this Caesar Dressing is Best

Most Caesar salads use eggs for their creamy, rich flavor. I don’t know about you, but the idea of serving raw eggs to my kids just doesn’t sit well with me, knowing the potential food safety risks.

Thankfully I have a secret ingredient that makes this Caesar salad family friendly and health department approved: Hard Boiled Eggs.

  • A Caesar salad with no raw eggs and no mayonnaise.
  • The perfect use for leftover hard boiled eggs.
  • Delicious in a classic salad or a chicken Caesar wrap.
  • Easy to make vegetarian and dairy free variations.
  • Ready to eat in minutes!
This Homemade Caesar Dressing is made with hard boiled eggs (no raw yolks here!). So creamy and delicious! @ohiopoultry #ohioeggroll

Ingredient Notes

Like most of my recipes, this homemade Caesar dressing uses pantry and refrigerator staples so you can make it any time.

  • Hard boiled eggs. See my tips below for cooking with hardboiled eggs.
  • Worcestershire sauce. Choose a sauce without anchovies to make the dressing vegetarian.
  • Garlic. One clove is plenty to add the perfectly garlicky flavor!
  • Vegetable oil. Salad oil or olive oil could be substituted.
  • Lemon juice and mustard. These give the dressing a pop of acidity and tang.
  • Salt and pepper. The worcestershire sauce is already salty, so you don’t need much. Remember you can always add more to taste.
This Homemade Caesar Dressing is made with hard boiled eggs (no raw yolks here!). So creamy and delicious! @ohiopoultry #ohioeggroll

Tips and Tricks for Eggs

  • Don’t use your freshest eggs. As Easter approaches and I know I’ll be boiling some eggs, purchase them about 10 days ahead of time.
  • Don’t overcook the eggs. Place eggs in a single layer in the bottom of your pan with cold water. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, cover and remove from heat. Let sit in boiling water for 10 minutes. Drain and cover with ice for another 15 minutes.
  • Peel eggs right after cooling. They are easiest to peel, and you can store them peeled in the refrigerator until ready to eat or use. Peeled hard boiled eggs should be used same day, unpeeled hard boiled eggs can stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to one week. Store them in their original carton to prevent odor absorption.
  • Do not leave hard boiled eggs out of the refrigerator for more than two hours.

Serving Suggestions

Once you’ve blended all the salad ingredients together, you’re ready to make the perfect Caesar salad.

  • Chop up some romaine lettuce. Put it in a big salad bowl.
  • Grate some Parmesan cheese on top.
  • Add sliced cooked chicken breast and croutons.
  • Toss with this homemade Caesar dressing and serve!

Need a salad you can eat on the go? Try rolling it up in a wrap for an easy lunch. No fork needed.

Recipe FAQs

How can I make this Caesar salad dairy free?

Good news: the dressing itself contains NO milk products, only eggs.
Just don’t add any Parmesan cheese to the salad and it’s already dairy free.

Can Caesar dressing be made vegetarian?

Caesar dressing is usually made with anchovies which makes it not vegetarian friendly.
However, in this recipe I use worcestershire sauce instead of adding the anchovies fresh. There are several varieties of worcestershire sauce that do not contain anchovies or fish. Check the ingredient label and choose a fish free variety to make your Caesar salad dressing vegetarian.

How long does homemade Caesar dressing keep?

This Caesar salad dressing should be enjoyed within 5 days. Make sure to keep it chilled and in a sealed container to maintain its freshness.

Can I assemble Caesar salad ahead of time?

You can make the dressing up to several days ahead of time. I recommend adding the dressing to the salad just before serving.
If you toss the salad ingredients with the dressing too far in advance, the croutons and lettuce will get soggy.

More Easy Dinner Recipes

Yield: 1 pint

Homemade Caesar Dressing

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Find out how to make the best Homemade Caesar Dressing with this easy recipe. Pair this creamy dressing with lettuce, croutons and chicken to enjoy a restaurant quality Caesar salad at home!

Ingredients

  • 3 hard boiled eggs, peeled
  • 1 Tablespoons worchestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup croutons

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine all the ingredients for the dressing. Process until smooth and creamy.
  2. Store dressing in a pint sized mason jar until ready to use. Combine salad ingredients with dressing and enjoy! Dressing best used within 5 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

32

Serving Size:

1 Tbsp

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 62Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 25mgSodium: 73mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 4g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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Homemade Caesar dressing without raw eggs makes it easy to enjoy your favorite restaurant salad at home.

About Aimee

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Posted on March 19, 2015

Comments & Reviews

  1. This sounds perfect! We just found out that my daughter has a dairy allergy, but she loves Caesar salad dressing! Thank you!!!

  2. This sounds so delicious and I’m a big fan of hard-boiled eggs and caesar salad, so I can’t wait to try. Are there any substitutions for the canola oil by chance?

  3. Hi Aimee! I’m a long-time follower of your blog, and a quiet one, but I just couldn’t resist telling you how much I love this dressing! Caesar salad is my favorite, and I’m always buying jarred dressing when I have no idea what’s in it! This is a great way for me to make it at home. I’ve always shied away from making homemade Caesar dressing because I don’t want to deal with anchovies. I know it may seem silly, but I don’t want to touch them. And now, I don’t have to and I can still make my homemade dressing! Thanks so much for a great recipe 🙂

    1. Aw, thanks for the sweet comment Mary! Doesn’t seem silly to me…I wouldn’t touch an anchovy either 🙂 I hope you enjoy the recipe!!

  4. Absolutely, hands down, the best caesar dressing I have ever tried!! Just made it tonight and it was amazing!! Definitely my go to caesar dressing from now on!! Thank you for such a delicious recipe!!

  5. Such a fun way to use up those extra hard boiled eggs!!! I never would have thought to try hard boiled eggs in this dressing. Of course I never would have tried the original with raw eggs and anchovies either 😉

  6. I’ve always had that fear too with Caesar! I love your solution. Now I don’t have to be creeped out by raw egg!

  7. This looks so creamy and rich! We both love a good Caesar salad, so I’m sure we’ll be using this!

  8. Thanks for the great recipe! I love ordering caesar salad at restaurants, but I’ve never tried making my own dressing!

  9. I LOVE Caesar dressing! And the salad. Both 🙂 Cute picture with the chicken! Looks like a fun tour!

  10. No anchovies or raw eggs!! This is wonderful. I do not eat Caesar dressing for those very reasons. I will give this a try. It looks delicious.

  11. we have a caesar salad at least once a week, but I have nveer made my own dressing its the one kind I will buy, I LOVE that your recipe used hard boiled eggs – we always have those around, and NO anchovies 🙂

  12. Caesar salad is the favorite salad at our house as well. I have never tried making Caesar dressing for the same reasons! Too intimidating! But I do LOVE homemade salad dressing. I definitely need to try this! YUM!

  13. DIY always trumps storebought and I love the recipe. I’ve never seen Cesar with hard-boiled eggs pureed. I’ve seen raw eggs and just egg yolks but never this one. Need to try it!

  14. Oh my gosh! What a good idea! I have never made homemade Ceasar dressing for the same reason, but my husband LOVES Ceasar salad. I’m definitely going to give this a try. Thanks, Aimee!

  15. This looks FABULOUS! I feel the same way about Caesar Dressing so I’ve never attempted it. You, my friend, just changed that!

  16. I don’t like order Caesar salad at restaurants because I never know what’s in the ingredient list. I love this homemade version because I can see exactly what’s in it and customize it to my tastes. Love the addition of hard boiled eggs!

  17. Hard boiled eggs in a salad dressing!? Now THAT is genius! I love eggs anydayanyway, so clearly I am going to need to try this.
    You’ve also reminded me that it’s been WAY too long since I’ve had a good Caesar dressing! Pinned!

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