This creamy Caesar dressing is simple to make (yes I’m using store-bought mayo) and tastes amazing! It’s creamy, cheesy and of course tangy too – from those all-important anchovies and a nice glug of Worcestershire sauce.
It’s great for leaf-based salads, pasta salads or even as a dip for chips, crisps and pizza crusts!

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This creamy-tangy dressing is so incredibly craveable. It only takes a few minutes to whip up and is the perfect dressing for ANY salad.

It’s so good, that you can even use it as a dip for chips, pizza, or wings. It adds a beautiful cheesy tang to anything salty and crispy!

📋 Ingredients

A wide overhead shot of the ingredients for Caesar Dressing. They are laid out on a wooden board. The ingredients are as follows: anchovies, mayonnaise, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, grated parmesan, pepper, salt, garlic powder, and water.
  • Mayonnaise – I prefer full-fat mayo for a creamier flavour, buy you can use lower fat if you prefer.
  • Anchovy Fillets – We use boneless anchovies for this recipe, as it’s more convenient than buying the whole ones and de-boning them.
  • Parmesan – I use the ready-grated variety, but you can finely grate/shred your own.
  • Worcestershire sauce – This adds that lovely fresh tang, to balance out the creaminess. Worcestershire sauce can usually be found near the seasonings in any large supermarket.
  • Seasonings – salt, pepper, garlic powder and a little Dijon mustard.
  • Water – This is optional, the more you add the thinner the dressing will be so adjust to your preferences.

How to make it:

Full recipe with detailed steps in the recipe card at the end of this post.

  1. First, mash up the anchovies with the back of a fork until it forms a smooth paste.
  2. Then whisk in the rest of the dressing ingredients, and add the water a splash at a time until you get your desired consistency.
  3. And just like that you’re done! It can be kept in the fridge, in a sealed container for a few days.

Pro Tip

If you want a completely smooth dressing, pop it in a food processor instead of whisking until completely smooth.

This dressing is just so rich and cheesy, and it clings perfectly to any salad!

A tall shot of Caesar Dressing. In the centre of the image, there is a glass jar filled with the dressing. Sticking out of the jar, there is a gold spoon with a black handle in the dressing. The jar is on a small wooden board, and you can see to the left of the wooden board there is a brown lid for the jar. This is all set on a light grey surface, with a slightly darker grey background behind it.

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It only takes 5 minutes to whip up and is totally worth it!

A tall, overhead shot of Caesar Dressing. In the centre of the image, there is a glass jar filled with the dressing, so you can see the inside of the jar through the top. Sticking out of the jar, there is a gold spoon with a black handle in the dressing. In the top left of the image, you can see the corner of a white bowl filled with Caesar salad. To the right of the image, there is a small grey, metal plate which has a small pile of crispy croutons in it. In the very top left of the image, you can slightly see the corner of a wooden cutting board. This is all set on a light grey surface.

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Can I make it ahead?

Yes! You can make the dressing ahead of time. Just follow the recipe, then store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. It should keep for up to 4 days.

How to scale up and down this recipe

You can halve this recipe to serve a few or double to serve a crowd, just stick to the same ingredient ratios.

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Caesar Dressing Recipe

This creamy Caesar dressing is simple to make and tastes amazing! It's creamy, cheesy and of course tangy too!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10 tablespoons (approx)
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Italian, Mexican

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless anchovies in oil drained
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) mayonnaise
  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp finely grated Parmesan
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • pinch salt
  • pinch garlic powder
  • water – to thin
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Instructions 

  • Place the drained anchovies in a bowl and mush with a fork until you get a reasonable smooth paste.
    2 boneless anchovies in oil
  • Add the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, Parmesan, pepper, salt, and garlic powder.
    120 ml (1/2 cup) mayonnaise, ½ tsp Dijon mustard, 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce, 2 tbsp finely grated Parmesan, ¼ tsp black pepper, pinch salt, pinch garlic powder
  • Mix together with a fork or whisk, until fully combined.
  • If you would like the sauce to be thing, add a small splash of water and mix again. Continue to add more water, until the sauce is of the consistency of your liking.
    water
  • Serve immediately or place in an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. It should keep for 3-4 days.

Notes

Can I make it ahead?

Yes! You can make the dressing ahead of time. Just follow the recipe, then store it in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. It should keep for up to 4 days.

How to scale up and scale down this recipe

You can half this recipe to serve a few or double to serve a crowd, just stick to the same ingredient ratios.

Nutritional information is approximate per serving, this recipe serves 10. Each serving is one tablespoon.

Nutrition

Calories: 84kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 130mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 0.02g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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