Healthy Caesar Dressing is going to be your go-to salad dressing! All the flavor of the traditional salad dressing but without all the guilt!
Would y'all believe me if I told you that I use to not like caesar salad because I didn't like caesar dressing? I know. This classic salad I was not a fan of.
Also, I don't like ranch. Never have. Yuck. Don't hate me.
But over the past couple years, caesar salads have grown on me. Only the good ones though. I am picky or high maintenance when it comes to these kinda things but who isn't.
I never buy store-bought salad dressings. There is no need! Make them yourself always! They are so easy and so much better!
All you need to make a good salad dressing at home is:
- an oil
- an acid (think vinegar or citrus)
- salt and pepper
That is it! Then there are the additional add in's I always like to add like dijon mustard for a creaminess and tang, a little honey or maple syrup to round out the flavors, and fresh herbs!
You'll fall in love with my honey dijon vinaigrette I use in my Winter Quinoa and Kale salad or a fresh herb vinaigrette during the summer months in this Flank Steak salad or my go-to maple dijon vinaigrette in my Strawberry Spinach salad.
If you're a salad lover - check out this page with all of Fueling a Southern Soul's salad creations. You'll be here to find something you love here!
So, of course, I needed to expand my dressing making and do a caesar salad and Y'ALL!
Like, this is legit. A lighter version of the classic caesar dressing but not lacking any flavor!
What is the Secret Ingredient in Caesar Salad Dressing?
Y'all may or may not know this, and if you don't I am sorry because it sounds gross and crazy, but there is anchovy paste in caesar dressing and it's a key part of it.
Have you ever had a salad where it tasted "too fishy" and strong? This is why - too much anchovy's. But with the right amount, it adds a very good rounded-out flavor.
Step 1: Add all the ingredients in a blender.
Step 2: Blend on high for 60 seconds.
Step 3: Add to a mason jar or airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3 weeks. Drizzle over crisp romaine lettuce or massage into kale for a delicious Caesar Kale Salad with Baked Salmon.
That's it! It literally couldn't be any easier! You are going to LOVE this!
Enjoy romaine lettuce with crunchy, buttery, garlic croutons, and thick ribbons of parm OR make this Kale Caesar Salad with Baked Salmon that will be sure to be a fav of yours once you have it!Print