Original Cesar Cardini Caesar Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is the only dressing I will ever use for Caesar Salad. It is from the creator of the Caesar Salad, Cesar Cardini. You can make it, like I do, or you can buy it in the store. It's a large bottle for 6.99 but this dressing goes a long way. NOTE that the original salad did not have bacon, croûtons or anchovy in it, but you can add them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rub crushed garlic around salad bowl. (A wooden bowl is great for this.).
  2. Add salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, oil, vinegar, worcestershire, egg yolk, bacon bits to bowl and mix together.
  3. Toss with lettuce right before serving.
  4. Garnish with shaved parmesan.
  5. NOTES: If you prefer a more evolved dressing, add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 3-4 anchovies minced finely and then mashed into a paste and mixed well into the dressing. You can also add in croûtons.
Most Helpful

Pretty good, 3.5 stars. Maybe I'm biased as I'm used to the more authentic Caesar salad version with anchovies and lemon juice but still all in all a good dressing. Photo to follow soon. :)

Vicki in CT May 23, 2008

This was very tasty. My 15 year old gave it rave reviews. I also like the fact it was so quick and easy. I did add the lemon juice to the recipe. Thanks for posting it.

902678 July 25, 2008