Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing (made with no anchovies) is easy to make and is made with simple ingredients you have in your kitchen.

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Ingredients for Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

The ingredients for Caesar Salad Dressing are simple! The best part is this recipe has no anchovies, or anchovy paste in it! I bet you have everything in your kitchen to make it today!

You will need mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, parmesan cheese (just use the green container kind), cider vinegar, lemon juice, minced garlic, ground mustard, and black pepper.

TIP: I add the black pepper at the very end, just so I can add it to taste. You can add it whenever you like!

Ingredients for Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing
Parmesan cheese added to Caesar Dressing.
The ingredients being mixed in a glass measuring cup with a whisk to make the Caesar dressing.
Ceasar dressing mixed before adding pepper.
Black Pepper added to Caesar dressing
Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing mixed up and ready to eat.

One more great thing about this recipe is you do not need a blender! Just mix all of the ingredients together and it is done in minutes!

Some More Info about this Caesar Dressing

This Homemade Caesar Dressing made with no anchovies is a bit on the thick side. I love my dressings thick so they stick to my salads and it makes them great for dipping.

If you want it thinner you can add a bit of water or more lemon juice or vinegar to your liking. You can also blend it up in a blender or food processor and that will thin it out a bit.

This Caesar Dressing is yummy as a dip for grilled chicken!

Caesar salad dressing in a glass jar.

You will notice in the photos this dressing has some texture that comes from the garlic and parmesan cheese. If you want it thinner and more smooth, throw the dressing ingredients in a blender or food processor. This will make it smooth and creamy.

I use minced garlic for this recipe and I use the bottle/jar kind. You can use fresh minced garlic, just make sure the garlic is minced well.

I love the texture the bottled/shelf stable parmesan cheese provides. No need to use fresh grated parmesan cheese.

This Caesar Dressing is of course delicious on salads (even pasta salads) but we love the dressing as a dip for chicken and veggies and as sauce on grilled chicken.

Caesar salad dressing with a salad in the background

Chicken Caesar Salad

Our favorite thing to use this thick and creamy Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing with is of course a Chicken Caesar Salad. Here are a few tips to make the best Caesar Salad ever!

Chicken salad in a dish and a jar of Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing next to it

I love using crisp Romaine lettuce for the salad. It is fresh and holds its crunch under the salad dressing.

Fresh grated Parmesan cheese is a must for any Caesar Salad. For the dressing use the sprinkle container parmesan cheese, but for the salad use fresh grated Paremsan cheese.

Croutons are another ingredient that you need for your Chicken Caesar Salad. Any brand and kind works, just don’t forget them.

Besides the dressing, the chicken is super important but doesn’t have to be complicated. I use boneless, skinless chicken breasts grilled or smoked until it is done. For seasoning, I generously sprinkle some garlic salt (I prefer a garlic salt/black pepper blend) on the chicken before grilling.

Just add all of the salad ingredients together and add the best Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing on top and enjoy!

Caesar dressing being poured on a chicken salad

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For some other yummy salad dressings try my Tomatillo Ranch Dressing, my Homemade Greek Vinaigrette Salad Dressing or my Green Salsa Ranch Dressing.

Try these tasty salads: Easy Italian Pasta Salad, Tex-Mex BBQ Chicken Salad, Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Spinach Tortellini Salad, Cucumber Pasta Salad, Grilled Chicken Salad with Avocado Cream Sauce, or my Fast and Easy Pasta Salad.

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Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing | The Butcher’s Wife

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing made with no anchovies is a simple salad dressing made from scratch with simple ingredients. It is perfect for Chicken Caesar Salads or as a dip for veggies or chicken, or as a sauce for chicken.
This recipe makes about 1 1/2 cups of Caesar Dressing.
Prep Time10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: salad dressing
Servings: 6 (1/4 cup) servings
Author: Beth, The Butcher’s Wife


  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan Cheese *plastic bottled kind preferred
  • 1/2 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tsp bottled/jar minced garlic or 2 fresh garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground mustard
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • Mix all of the ingredients together. You can adjust any of the flavors as needed.
    This is a thick and creamy dressing.
    For a more smooth dressing, or to thin it out a bit you can blend the dressing in a blender or food processor.
    If the dressing is too thick, you can add a bit of water.


See blog post above for tips and more info and to see info on making a Chicken Caesar Salad.

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