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!"
"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!"
"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."
"Great salad! :)"
"This recipe was delicious. I wish I would have added a little bit more anchovy. I love Kittencals recipes. I know I can't go wrong if I try one."
"Soooooooo delicious! I was craving a Caesar salad and this recipe fit the bill. I made it low-fat by using low-fat mayo and faftree half-and-half. I also used anchovy paste in a tube--one tbsp. full. Initially, I thought that the dijon mustard overwhelmed the taste of the dressing, but after it had a chance to meld for a few hours the taste was perfect. I am dipping cucumber spears into the leftovers as we speak! I will never buy bottled Caesar dressing again. Thanks for posting!"
"Kittencal, I have been a long time fan of your recipes as most if not all turned out perfectly for me and this Caesar dressing is another fine example. This dressing is perfection and actually put many hotels and restaurants out there to shame. Well balanced, full of flavour..hands down the best. There's no need for any changes, just follow this recipe and you won't regret it! Thank you!"
"I can't even tell you how much I use this recipe. People FREAK for it. I serve it with grilled chicken marinated in Wegmans lemon garlic marinade and its great for parties!"
"Sooo good! Thank you (:"
"Just made this! Let me tell you - It really is finger licking good! I didn't change a thing. This is my third attempt at making caesar dressing, with the 1st two being a FAIL. Umm - This one is PERFECT! Has that restaurant quality flavor, and it's super easy! Finally!"
"When I was looking for a Caesar dressing recipe, your's was the first to come up so, naturally, I looked no further. It is wonderful. I grated the Parm myself so to others who grate their Parmesan and end up with a fluffy cheese, make sure to pack it into the cup when measuring or else the end product will be weaker than intended.<br/><br/>I cooked this recipe http://www.food.com/recipe/4-minute-spicy-garlic-shrimp-107997 to go with my salad (minus the Montreal Seasoning) and the combination was a Ten Star Meal for sure.<br/><br/>Great recipe, once again."
"Simply the best. Ever. Whenever I'm asked to bring a salad to a pot luck this is the one. Inevitably thereafter I am asked to bring "my" Caesar salad. Thank you Kittencal, another gem."
"This dressing is AMAZING. I have also served it on a Caesar pasta salad, as a dip with crackers and on grilled romaine."
"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."