John G's Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe -
John G's Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe
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John G's Caesar Salad Dressing

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"This is my own variant of the classic Caesar salad dressing, but without using raw egg so that the dressing keeps longer and doesn't spoil so easily. It's also a bit more piquant than the classic version and uses more cheese (because more cheese is always good). To make it more decorative in the bottle, try adding large sprigs of fresh basil to the dressing after shaking it. Makes a nice gift, and fresh basil tastes better, too."

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Original recipe makes 16 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    4 hrs 15 mins


  1. Mix olive oil, Parmesan, garlic, mayonnaise, vinegar, bread crumbs, sesame oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, chili powder, black pepper, basil, hot pepper sauce, salt, oregano, paprika, and cayenne pepper in a shaker or bottle with a lid; shake vigorously. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours to let the flavors combine.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 07, 2012

Just threw this together, and do not have time to let the flavors blend, but a really good Ceaser Salad Dressing, I live in Germany and have been trying for years to get the perfect dressing this is as close as I may ever get....

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 02, 2013

this was ok just a bit oily for us.

Aug 29, 2012

I like it 'cos I made it.

Feb 13, 2015

Love the zip and flavour of this dressing! I don't use much olive oil though, instead I free pour and go by taste.

Jul 23, 2014

My kidlets and I love salad but they stayed clear of their portion. This dressing is the bare bones of Caesar dressing - minus the egg. I did add a coddled egg yolk in the remaining dressing after eating my portion. 3 stars as is and 4 stars with the egg. Next time I would make the recipe with 1/2 of the olive oil and continue on with the egg yolk.

Mar 11, 2013

Really flavorful but too oily. I added in celery salt and a bit more lemon juice. I also used Caesar croutons for the bread crumbs and ran everything through the blender. Next time I will substitute in a milk and mayonnaise mixture for at least half of the oil.

Mar 05, 2013

This is really good, but you can't go into it thinking "Caesar" or you will be disappointed. I was looking for Caesar and didn't really get it unless I ate a bite w/Caesar croutons and fresh parm. However, that doesn't mean this isn't a nice dressing. Four stars from me simply because it's quite oily. If I make this again, I'll adjust the EVOO and vinegar to more equal amounts. THANKS for the recipe, John G!

Sep 17, 2012

Didn't follow measurements, but used this as inspiration regarding ingredients. Thought fresh basil might be strange or overpowering but it really elavated the taste! Thx much!


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  • Calories
  • 285 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 1.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 30.8 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.9 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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