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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.

Aug 11, 2015

I've been making this dressing for over a year now and my wife and son both love it. The jalapeno with the anchovies provides the right kick to make this really stand out. If you do not like really flavorful Caesar dressing, look elsewhere, the flavor of this dressing is thrilling!!

Jun 19, 2015

Great dressing- I love garlic and use it very often in the kitchen, but, I cut the garlic down to 3 cloves and it was still much, much too overpowering. Next time, I will add 1 clove at a time and keep tasting after each to make sure that it doesn't happen again. Other than that, it would have got 5 stars from me. Side note to keep in mind: a little of this dressing goes a long way.

Jun 06, 2015

This dressing is delicious I have made it two times. Because I thought it had a little too much garlic (even though I am a garlic lover) I cut back on the garlic the second time and liked it better. My husband thought it was too thick. Next time I will try some of the other suggestions to make it thinner like using all of the oil from the anchovies and EVOO or lemon if needed. Thank you for this terrific recipe.


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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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