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Father Mark's Caesar Dressing Recipe
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Father Mark's Caesar Dressing

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"This rich Caesar dressing will get lots of attention! Prepare ahead of time and refrigerate. It only gets stronger with age. Serve with romaine lettuce and garlic- or Caesar-flavored croutons. This Caesar salad also goes well with some crusty French bread."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    4 hrs 10 mins


  1. Blend mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, anchovies, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, jalapeno pepper, and salt together in a food processor until smooth. Refrigerate dressing for flavors to blend, at least 4 hours.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Feb 10, 2014

Loved this dressing! I did omit the optional salt b/c I didn't think it needed it. Also, I reserved the oil from the anchovies and added a bit to the dressing to thin out, so it would blend smoothly. Great flavor and a definite keeper~YUM! Thanks for sharing. :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 24, 2015

Good recipe. It is a little fishy and cheesy, so I added more lemon juice and about 4 heavy splashes of red wine vinegar. It gave it more zing, and evened out the cheesiness and fishiness.

Jun 23, 2014

I have never made Caesar dressing before, nor had I ever purchased anchovies - hah! I did both today, and was happy that I did. This dressing is so much better than store bought Caesar dressing, and it's very easy to make. I did leave out the jalapeno pepper, because I didn't have any on hand. Delicious dressing Father Mark, even without the jalapeno!

Apr 27, 2014

OUTSTANDING Caesar dressing!! I doubled this for a party-sized Caesar salad, following the recipe, other than omitting the salt (it was plenty salty w/the parm and anchovies). I used all of the oil from the anchovies, as well as the EVOO to thin it out a bit (and it was still nice and creamy). This came together in minutes in our blender and I'm looking forward to eating the leftovers, soon. THANKS for the recipe, Father Mark!

Aug 02, 2014

Used in our café, looking for a more traditional Caesar so eliminated jalapenos and cut down on the anchovies due to not all customers are anchovy lovers, trying to make more palatable for a crowd. To cut down on work, use anchovy paste, much easier to use. Did not add salt. Anchovy is nearly a salt itself, none needed.

Jan 21, 2015

Good stuff. A little thick, but would make again. This is a garlic lovers Caesar dressing, stands up very good with grilled shrimp or grilled chicken. Next time I might thin down with a bit of heavy cream. Used 2 tsp of Worcestershire sauce in sub for anchovies because little market had no chovies. Use GOOD parmesan cheese not the kind from the can.

Jan 07, 2015

I too omitted the the salt as the anchovies have plenty of their own and we LOVED IT! It tastes like a very traditional Caesar Dressing with a zing. I served it at a gathering in my home and others asked me for the recipe. Also, if you don't have a food processor a hand blender or table top blender works fine.

Dec 20, 2014

Wonderful. I also held back on the salt because of the saltiness of the cheese and anchovies. I seeded my jalapeno and loved the flavor. I will never buy bottled dressing again.


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  • Calories
  • 167 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 16.3 g
  • 25%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 3.9 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 434 mg
  • 17%

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

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