By Kittencalskitchen on April 12, 2005
Photo by Loves2Teach
Photo by Loves2Teach
"I developed this dressing years ago, and I can honestly say that you won't be able to keep your spoon out of the fridge for a taste, it is *that* good! --- although I do think the dressing is better with the anchovy it can certainly be made without them. In a pinch I have even substituted buttermilk for the half and half cream, just use about the same amount --- this dressing gets stronger with refrigeration time so a small amount of fresh garlic goes a long way! ---- usually one recipe without doubling is perfect for one large romaine lettuce, if you are serving a large crowd of people you might want to double -- salad dressing will not work for this use *only* mayonnaise, I find Hellman's brand mayonnaise works the best and for the perfect companion to this salad see my Kittencal's Garlic Croutons-------------LOWER-FAT OPTION use reduced fat mayonnaise and fat-free half and half or low-fat milk --- also see my Kittencal's Famous Greek Salad"
Serving Size: 1 (182 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Do we need another 5 star review? You bet! This was great...easy to make and delicious. I made it without anchovy because guests were vegetarian, but wonderful none the less."
"This was a great ceasar salad dressing! I skipped the anchovies because I was too lazy to go to the market to buy them, but I could tell they were missing so next time, they're going in (and I won't tell my husband, lol!). We didn't need to thin it down and tossed the dressing with the lettuce and a perfect tomato from the garden. Thanks for the keeper, Kittencal!"
"Another Kittencal triumph! It was fabulous, my chicken caesar was better than any restaurant. Just so this might be helpful to others, I also was craving deviled eggs. Made one using the dressing to mash the yolk... so yum! Thanks again, K!"
"This was the best Caesar salad dressing I've tried & I've tried plenty. Being a garlic lover I used 2 1/2 gloves of garlic, big mistake-next time I'll follow the recipe and just use 2 gloves."
"I'm not going to lie - I was terrified of the anchovies. But I worked through it and I'm very glad that I did. This dressing had a great authentic taste and was very creamy and tasted wonderful. I used two anchovy filets and since they were pretty salty, I chose to leave out the additional salt. I used a little over a teaspoon of the worcestershire sauce and I'm glad that I added that in. I made this the day before and all the flavors had a chance to meld together. Everyone loved this. Try it with the anchovies - I promise you won't regret it!"
"Absolutely wonderful. Five stars are not enough. My recommendation to anyone wanting to try it for the first time -- don't skimp on low-or non-fat anything. Make the recipe 'as is'. It is wonderful. Plus it's easy to whip up."
"I'll NEVER go back to store bought! I used anchovy paste - maybe a teaspoon or two, and now I always have it on hand. This is awesome, and even good for dipping veggies in. My new favorite dressing!"
"It's been awhile since I have made this dressing; and after making today for a special dinner, I was wowed all over again. This is perfect! I hope I have some left over for a pasta salad :-)"
"Seriously yummy dressing!"
The only "change" I made was to cook some bacon, chop it coarsely, and process it until it becomes a crunchy-like paste. A nice way of adding the good old bacon flavour!
Thanks again for the great recipe."
"I've never made caesar dressing before, I always left that for a treat when we went out to eat. This is by far the best caesar dressing I've ever had. Now on to rate your crouton recipe!"
"I used Hellmann's olive oil mayo and Grey Poupon. YUM!"
"HOLY COW!!! Kitten you've done it again. I've been looking for a good Casear dressing and this is now the only one that I'll eat. Once again, because of your amazing recipes I can no longer order this anywhere."
"First recipe I've made that I liked! Had 6 guests for dinner and everyone asked me to print them a copy of this recipe, the highest compliment in my book.
I used Hellman's mayo made with canola, I did use anchovy filets and half and half.
For the mustard, I used the French brand called Moutarde Royale which has cognac in it.
Very expensive but AMAZING mustard. This dressing was fantastic!!!
Thank you for sharing it."
"Such a hit! Thanks so much it was delish! I used anchovy paste instead. About a teaspoon. Yummyyy"
"Oh my... so easy, so good, so... wow! Thanks yet again for another keeper!!"
"I made the low fat version of this recipe minus the anchovies (didn't have any) and with 1 1/2 tsp of worchester sauce. I thinned it down a bit. Everybody was raving about it! I will for sure make this again"
"Another great recipe, Kitten! No anchovies for us and I since I don't have a food processor (gasp!), I used a bowl and whisk with not problem. Even with just one hour resting time, the taste was superb. I used Low-Fat Hellmans, too."
"And again you came through for me.....I always make the same old salad for gatherings, well it was my MIL's 85 birthday party and I wanted something new....It was delicious, I made it exactly as written....It was all eaten and everyone was raving about it. Oh, wait, I couldn't find anchovies so I used anchovy (sp) paste....and wasn't sure about the parmesan cheese - I used grated in the dressing, but used fresh whole pieces using the peeler to put in the salad. Loved it! Thank you!"