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RECIPE | Classic Caesar Dressing – homemade & lightened up with greek yogurt

You can never go wrong with a good Caesar salad. Am I right?

There is rarely a Caesar salad that I have had that I didn’t enjoy. Though, the subtle differences in flavor and thickness to the dressing are what differentiate the good Caesar salads to the FREAKING DELICIOUS Caesar salads.

The one flavor that I absolutely love in a Caesar dressing is the addition of lemon juice. It adds a bite of freshness to the flavor that puts it into the category of those FREAKING DELICIOUS Caesars I mentioned above.

It also seems that a lot of folks out there don’t know how easy it is to make a homemade version of Caesar dressing at home! Seriously, it’s not too complicated.

Well, there are recipes out there that have you making your own mayo first and then the dressing… we may be in week 4 of quarantine but ain’t nobody got time for that!

As my cooking muse always says- use a good, quality mayo. That’s a direct quote from Ina Garten. She always suggests a good quality mayo like Hellmans. And so like the good little Ina follower I am, I do just that. Especially when making a recipe that uses it as the base.

To lighten this Caesar dressing up a bit, I cut the mayo in half and used half greek yogurt, which removes a bit of the fat and adds a nice extra bite to the flavor in my humble opinion. I’ll let you be the judge of that though! You will see the recipe below is the version using greek yogurt, but know that if you don’t have any handy, you can just use 1 full cup of mayo and skip the greek yogurt.

A note about anchovy paste…

I stumbled upon the paste version when I was looking for anchovies to make this dressing the first time and I’ve never looked back! It is so much easier and less messy than the whole anchovies. If you go to your local grocery store, check the isle by the canned tuna and canned fish. You should be able to find anchovy paste around that area!

If you’re looking for a yummy way to use this Caesar Dressing, try out my Parmesan Crusted Caesar Salmon!

AuthorAshleyDifficultyBeginner

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time10 minsTotal Time10 mins

I N G R E D I E N T S //
 ½ cup mayo
 ½ cup greek yogurt
 1 tsp dijon mustard
 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 1 tsp Worchestshire Sauce
 1 tsp anchovy paste
 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp pepper
 ½ cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated is best

D I R E C T I O N S //
1

In a medium size mixing bowl, combine the mayo and greek yogurt together. Then add in all the remaining ingredients, stir together and adjust seasonings as needed. If you like more salt or more lemon juice, now is the time to add if you want.

Ingredients

I N G R E D I E N T S //
 ½ cup mayo
 ½ cup greek yogurt
 1 tsp dijon mustard
 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
 1 tsp Worchestshire Sauce
 1 tsp anchovy paste
 3 medium garlic cloves, minced
 ¼ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp pepper
 ½ cup parmesan cheese, freshly grated is best

Directions

D I R E C T I O N S //
1

In a medium size mixing bowl, combine the mayo and greek yogurt together. Then add in all the remaining ingredients, stir together and adjust seasonings as needed. If you like more salt or more lemon juice, now is the time to add if you want.

Classic Caesar Dressing – lightened up with greek yogurt
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