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homemade caesar salad dressing in a mason jar beside a lemon and lettuce

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing without Raw 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!
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Servings 8
Calories 253 kcal


  • 2 cloves garlic chop ahead if your food processor won't cut it finely
  • 1 cup mayo I used Hellman's Vegan Mayo
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp mustard powder
  • 1-2 tbsp white vinegar start with one tbsp. and add more if you want a more acidic dressing
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce***
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tbsp olive oil approx. see instructions.
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper


  • 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). Add more vinegar if you'd like as well.
  • Store in the refrigerator in a container with a tight lid and consume within 3-4 days


***I use a fish-free Worcestershire sauce. Some people are only looking for a caesar salad recipe without raw anchovies, but if you're looking for a recipe totally clear of fish, you'll want to look for Worcestershire without fish too. Or, here's how to make your own vegan Worcestershire at home


Calories: 253kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 3gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 17mgSodium: 303mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 72IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 75mgIron: 1mg
Keyword caesar salad, salad
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