This homemade caesar salad dressing without raw anchovies puts store-bought dressings to shame!
Since I became a vegetarian about four years ago, I’ve really missed out on good caesar salads when I can’t find a good recipe without anchovies. So, I decided to make my own! I recently got a new KitchenAid Food Processor (I’m in love) and I used it to whip up this homemade caesar salad dressing in just a few minutes. And let me tell you… this dressing has BROUGHT ME LIFE!!!
It’s really easy to forget that some foods have animal products in them when they aren’t the main feature. Case in point: most store-bought caesar salad dressing doesn’t taste particularly fishy (compared to the kind made in-house at restaurant), but most of them have anchovies in them still. I’ve found a fewwwwww store-bought caesar dressings without anchovies, but none of them satisfied me in quite the way I wanted them to.
And then this recipe came into my life.
I’m so so so happy with it, and I could seriously eat it out of the jar by the spoonful. If you have a food processor, try this ASAP and you won’t miss the anchovies! Pinky swear. I should note, this recipe calls for Worcestershire sauce, and the classic kind usually has anchovies in it, but I use a generic brand with no anchovies.
I buy the Compliments brand Worcestershire from Safeway that doesn’t have fish in it. If you want a totally fish-free recipe, be sure to look for a Worcestershire sauce without fish too.
Hope you love it!
xo – C