Caesar dressing

This salad dressing is for caesar dressing and is often served with a caesar salad.  This dressing recipe uses mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic and anchovy fillets.

Ingredients – Serves 1

  • 260g mayonnaise
  • 2 dessert spoons lemon juice
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 18 anchovy fillets
  • Sea salt / pepper


  1. Peel and crush the garlic cloves.
  2. Roughly chop 12 of the anchovy fillets and place into a blender.  Blend for a few seconds.  Finely chop the remaining fillets and put aside.
  3. Add the mayonnaise, lemon juice and crushed garlic to the blender.  Mix for a few moments in the blender until smooth.  Season to taste, taking care with the salt as the anchovy fillets can be rather salty.
  4. Pass the caesar dressing through a fine sieve and add the remaining finely chopped anchovies.  Stir well.
  5. Pour the caesar dressing into a jar with a tight-fitting lid, label and date and store in the fridge until required.

Shake the caesar dressing well before use.

If you find the caesar dressing is a little too thick, whisk in a spoonful or two of cold water.

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Watch this caesar dressing being made