Simple Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe -
Simple Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe
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Simple Caesar Salad Dressing

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"This flavorful vinaigrette takes the work out of Caesar salad dressing!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins

    5 mins


  1. In a jar with a lid, combine lemon juice, vinegar, water, cheese, mustard, garlic powder and pepper. Cover and shake well. Refrigerate until ready to use.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 29, 2005

this really needs the addition of olive oil. my daughter added almost 1/3 cup of oil . next time we would add more garlic and salt

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 27, 2010

I was looking for a simple caesar salad dressing and while the recipe title looked appealing sadly the dressing was not... It really needed some olive oil. The white vinegar was a bit overpowering and it could really use real garlic vs. garlic powder. It didn't taste good and I ended up throwing it out as I couldn't save it and didn't want to bother trying.

Jul 23, 2004

I really enjoyed this dressing. More like tangy and crisp than bitter and sharp. A welcome change to the stereotyped caesar salad. Must try if you like things that are just that little bit different. Fresh parmesan crumbled tastes best (Ive used this recipe more than once).

Jul 04, 2003

I would not recommend this for use in Caesar salads--it is too bitter and sharp with nothing in it to make it the least bit creamy. I tried to salvage it by adding honey and using it for a spinach salad dressing. After writing the above, I realize that I had forgotten the parmesan cheese. Ooops! I wonder how much of a difference it would have made?

Apr 19, 2005

This was very good and very simple as the title says, although I did omit the white vinegar and added olive oil instead. It was very creamy and very tart. I will certainly make this again.

Sep 04, 2006

I love caesar salad dressing and I love vinaigrette, so this recipe seemed perfect. I was really disappointed because there was no thickening agent to assist in coating the ingredients of the salad. It was so watery and the flavor was not overly enjoyable. Maybe if something was added to make it thicker, it would be okay. Thanks anyway :O)

Jul 04, 2007

This is fantastic for vegetatarians who don't normally get to enjoy caesar salad due to anchoivy paste! I replaced the 1/3 cup water with 1/3 cup olive oil, and used a few cloves of fresh garlic instead of powdered.

Jan 11, 2006

I thought this dressing was too thin. I did add some oil and leave out some of the vinegar. I am looking for a really lemony caesar dressing with a good garlic taste, too, but this was not it! I did not enjoy my salad!


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  • Calories
  • 19 kcal
  • < 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 2.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 160 mg
  • 6%

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

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