Healthy Caesar Dressing Recipe

Healthy Caesar Dressing Recipe


I love salad. There, I said it. Ok, maybe I don’t *love* salad, but I love the stuff that goes on the salad that make the salad a lot more yummy. Now that probably makes more sense. Dressing can make or break a salad. I began to understand the magic of a perfectly dressed salad from a good friend of mine. Whenever we’d come to her home for dinner, invariably, there’d be in the center of the table a gorgeous, delectable-looking salad. She was known for her delicious salads. I asked her for her secret.

She makes her own dressings.

The Adventure Begins

I began to experiment making my own dressings. This was about 10+ years ago. They’d be too runny or wouldn’t have enough flavor or not the right consistency. I endeavored to keep trying, however. I’m very comfortable now making my own dressings. I always have a few on hand depending on what we feel like. One of my favorites is Caesar dressing. In fact, I admit to having a bit of a caesar salad addiction at one point in my life. It was a problem.

After moving to Europe, I found finding caesar dressing hard to come by and I wanted to learn to make it myself. I’ve come up with a recipe that I think is delicious and I hope you will, too. I find it’s closest to the ones I’ve had in restaurants. It’s a favorite in our home, and I find myself having to make a new batch sooner than I anticipate!

Real Food, But…

Serious, real foodists out there may question this recipe because it doesn’t call for raw eggs (or anchovies, for that matter!) This is a quick, easy, and convenient version. I may post a classic version at some point, but for now, this works for me and my family. If you are a busy person who appreciates convenience, but wants to add more fresh, unprocessed food into your life then this is the recipe for you.

Healthy Caesar Dressing Recipe


  • 1 cup of mayonnaise (if you are in North America, please look for a mayo with no added sugar)
  • 2 tbs of mustard (with or without seeds depending on your preference)
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 tbs of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 2-3 tbs fresh grated parmesan
  • 3-4 freshly minced garlic cloves
  • juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. Mix all the ingredients together till smooth. Place in a glass jar or container. This dressing should last in the refrigerator for several weeks without spoiling.

This is a go-to salad dressing in our home when we want something yummy and convenient. We make a big batch and we’re good to go!

Wishing you all health and happiness,



2 Responses »

  1. I will be whipping up a batch of this yummy sounding (and tasting too I am sure…just have to make it first) Caesar dressing tomorrow!
    Thanks Susan! It`s a little like eating at your table…minus the charming company. I`ll be sure to give thanks during dinner blessings to you also for leaving such a lasting impression of your family hospitality while I lived in Basel. Using one of your recipes makes me feel. a little, like you are sitting at my dinner table! Warm wishes, light, and love from Canada!
    Taime Depelteau

    • Taime!!! How WONDERFUL to hear from you! How is Ava? How are all your girls? Oh, I remember you being here so fondly. I’d love to have you at our table again sometime! Please give our love to your family and wish you nothing but the best. I’m so thrilled you stopped by here and I hope you’ll let me know how the recipe turns out!
      Lots of love,

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