Caesar Salad-No Anchovies, No Eggs

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

Ok, so without the eggs & the anchovies it might not be considered a "true" Caesar salad. But, this is still a really good Caesar-like salad and will please those picky eaters in your family who want Caesar salad, but won't go near it if you include the raw eggs and/or the anchovies. I can hear the purists groaning already, but you can also use the cheese in the "green can" in this if you don't have any fresh Parmesan lying around- it still tastes good either way, although it is best with Parmigiano-Reggiano. NOTE: There are anchovy free versions of Worcestershire Sauce commonly available.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Set lettuce into a large serving bowl.
  2. Place dressing ingredients into a blender (yes all at once), put the lid on your blender, and blend until smooth.
  3. Pour some of the dressing over lettuce, as much or as little as you prefer, and toss well to coat leaves with dressing; I tend to use less and have extra to save for another salad later in the week.
  4. Set one clean hand over your salad bowl and squeeze the lemon half over it- letting the juice drip through your fingers, but catching the pits (discard pits).
  5. Grind some black pepper over the salad to taste.
  6. Add Parmesan cheese and stir to coat.
  7. Taste for seasonings, adding a little more salt, pepper, or cheese if desired.
  8. When the seasonings are correct, add the croutons to the top, give a quick stir, and serve immediately.
  9. This does not keep well- if you need to make in advance, prepare the salad dressing alone and then toss everything together just before serving.
Most Helpful

I happen to love anchovies, but I didn't miss them a bit in this great salad. The flavor of the dressing along with the freshly grated Parmesan tasted just like my favorite Caesar salad. I was lazy and just whisked the dressing ingredients together until they emulsified, which really didn't take long. The croutons add a nice crunch and really shouldn't be omitted. Good, good recipe Heather.

Geema April 21, 2003

Very delicious Ceasar. I have to admit that I love the anchovies, but not everyone does and this is a great recipe to have on hand for those people. I added a clove of roasted garlic- its wonderful to have roasted garlic for background the fresh for a bit of bite. Thanks!

Miraklegirl December 16, 2003

I was disappointed to see Worcestershire sauce in a recipe that says - no anchovies. Worcestershire sauce has anchovies in it! Still looking.

nigel.evelyn January 27, 2008