Homemade Caesar Dressing
Today, let’s try to make the final dressing made from our homemade coconut mayonnaise recipe‘s post sometime ago, the homemade Caesar dressing. Be sure to check the posted recipes for tartar sauce and ranch dressing!
- Servings: Makes about 1 ½ cups
- Prep Time: 5 minutes plus time to bring egg to room temperature
- 1 cup homemade coconut mayonnaise
- ½ tsp. organic Worcestershire sauce
- 3 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic, minced (we like more garlic, but start here) or one tsp. garlic powder
- 2 tsp. organic Dijon mustard
- ½ tsp. organic local honey
- 1 to 2 anchovy fillets, minced finely or 2 tsp. anchovy paste
- High mineral sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
The anchovies or anchovy paste are what make this dressing. Most people don’t even realize Caesar has anchovy in it. But when you make it at home you will need to add it one half at a time and taste to see how much you like. Some people want to double what the recipe calls for, some can only stand about half. So, taste test before you just add all the anchovy or you might be sorry.
In a small deep mixing bowl, whisk together everything except the mayo, salt and pepper. Whisk the mayo into the other ingredients. Taste.
Add lemon juice, Worcestershire or more mayonnaise according to your preference for the taste.
Note: Annie’s Organics (no relation) makes a great organic Worcestershire sauce, but in case you cannot get it where you live, here is a simple homemade substitute.
10 Ways to Use Caesar Dressing Beyond the Salad
- Use it as a marinade for meat.
- Toss it with vegetables before roasting.
- Use it as a dip for crudité.
- As a dressing for pasta or potato salad.
- Spread it on a burger bun or sandwich bread before assembling.
- Use it instead of mayo for tuna or chicken salad.
- Use it to coat chicken wings.
- Make a better coleslaw.
- Spread it on fish before baking.
- Drizzle it over corn on the cob.
Originally posted 2020-07-30 08:45:57.