Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing WITHOUT Raw Anchovies

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 dressing in just a few minutes. And let me tell you… this dressing has BROUGHT ME LIFE!!!

 I’m not the best photographer to begin with, and it turns out it’s especially tricky to photograph caesar salad dressing :\

I’m not the best photographer to begin with, and it turns out it’s especially tricky to photograph caesar salad dressing :\

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.

 Here are all the ingredients before they got processed!

Here are all the ingredients before they got processed!

 And the final product on a delicious Caesar salad with homemade croutons

And the final product on a delicious Caesar salad with homemade croutons

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.

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 My beloved food processor!

My beloved food processor!

 This is the mayo I used (well, I use it all the time!) and it tastes just like mayo with eggs.

This is the mayo I used (well, I use it all the time!) and it tastes just like mayo with eggs.

Homemae Caesar Salad Dressing WITHOUT Anchovies

This homemade caesar salad dressing takes just a few minutes to prepare, has no raw anchovies, and it’ll have you wondering why caesar salad dressing needs anchovies in the first place!

prep time: 7 minscook time: total time: 7 mins

ingredients:

2 cloves of garlic (chop ahead if your food processor won't cut it finely)
1 cup of mayo (I used Hellman's Vegan Mayo)
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp. mustard powder
2 tbsp. white vinegar
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup of shredded Parmesan
The juice of half a lemon
2 tbsp. olive oil (approx.)
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper


instructions

Add all of your ingredients to the food processor except for the olive oil
If your food processor has chop and puree options, select puree
Begin to puree your ingredients
Slowly add one tablespoon of olive oil into your food processor while it purees
Turn your food processor off, and test your dressing
Slowly add another tablespoon (or more) of olive oil until you get the consistency you desire
(two tablespoons gave me the perfect thick consistency I like in a Caesar salad dressing)
Store in the refrigerator in a container with a tight lid and consume within 3-4 days
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Hope you love it!

xo - C