Big John's Killer Caesar Salad Dressing

"This is the result of years of trying to create the best Caesar dressing in the world & I believe this recipe comes very close. (Bold, don't you think?)"
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
photo by Andi Longmeadow Farm
Ready In:
2 Cups




  • Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
  • Whisk for 1 minute.
  • Cover and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours (over night is best).

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  1. Nat Da Brat
    My above rating should of definetly been a five star (forgot to put star rating). I make this all the time, it's the best!I never add the 2 tbsp of water, as I like it extra thick.
  2. monamidland
    Well I've tried alot of Ceasar Salad recipes, and I have to tell you this has got to be the best and easiest dressing I have ever made. I don't like to try new recipes out without trying them before hand, But I had 12 people over for dinner and I made the dressing (added alittle more garlic and lemon) It was a hit. Since then I have had many request for this recipe. Thank you thank you!
  3. K Caley
    Truly the best Caesar salad dressing I've tasted.
  4. GinnyP
    I'm in heaven, Big John! My husband and I have been looking for the ultimate Caesar dressing recipe and this is it! I made it exactly to your recipe. I used a fresh egg. I used Parmesan-Reggiano, fresh garlic (which tastes absolutely wonderful in there), freshly ground pepper, and my favorite olive oil. I didn't have lemons, so I used the refrigerated stuff. The search is over for me. This is FABULOUS!
  5. auntscrooge
    Now THIS is a good Caesar, Big John! I even liked the anchovy! Thanks a bunch! wendy in california


  1. Flaming N.
    Made this again following your recipe to the letter - divine. Thank you.
  2. Flaming N.
    Scrapped the water and used Worcestershire Sauce, used balsamic vinegar jnstead of lemon juice, no anchovies, no sugar and no parsley so threw in a spoonful of chimichurri - why not?! I realise that this is not the original but it turned out great and I will make your recipe to the letter when I go home. Thanks!
  3. Kim3660
    Half the pepper, and no sugar. It's excellent.
  4. Marysdottir
    Really great. I left out the water and substituted Worcestershire sauce for the anchovy paste since I had none. Used fresh garlic but bottled lemon juice. Everyone liked it a lot. Thanks for a fast, easy and very yummy dressing.
  5. gml4923
    Incredible! I am very glad that I came across this. The best dressing I have ever had. My Husband and 4 year old daughter LOVED it also. Instead of the anchovy paste I had to use anchovies, so I threw everything in the blender and mixed it that way. I also found the equivalent of anchovies to anchovy paste just to be exact in flavor.


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