To make a caesar salad properly, you should be using fresh cooked bacon, homemade croutons, and a homemade Caesar salad dressing. You can get restaurant quality food and it won’t cost you any more than the “salad in a bag” approach.
Check out the bottom of this page for complete instructions on how to prepare the perfect Caesar salad.
This homemade caesar salad dressing recipe uses anchovies. If that makes you squeamish, feel free to leave them out.
Caesar Salad Dressing Ingredients
You will need:
- A bunch of fresh garlic
- Olive oil
- Lemon juice
- An egg
- Fresh Parmesan cheese
- Worcestershire sauce
- Fresh ground pepper. Like in one of those big pepper thingies.
- And optionally, some anchovy fillets
How to Prepare Caesar Salad Dressing
There is surprisingly little preparation in this dressing. You won’t even really be cooking it.
First things first, you need to measure out your ingredients.
Take four to six garlic cloves and chop them up finely. Chop six anchovy fillets, and coddle an egg. (Egg coddling is basically a light poaching.)
Combine your garlic, anchovies, and egg in a food processor or a blender. Add the juice of half a lemon, two tablespoons of freshly shredded Parmesan, and two teaspoons of worcestershire sauce.
Finally, add a quarter cup of olive oil and grind in as much pepper as you think you would enjoy.
Blend, process, whatever.
Chill in the refrigerator for at least fifteen minutes before serving.
Tips for Making Caesar Salad Dressing
Don’t make more than you need. Even after coddling, the egg is practically raw. Use all of the dressing when you make it. Don’t try to store it for extended periods of time.