Caesar Salad Dressing

Caesar salad
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  • 30 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: 2 Cups (16 servings)
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As the story goes, America's most popular restaurant salad dressing was invented by Caesar Cardini in Tijuana, Mexico. This Caesar salad dressing recipe can also be used as a vegetable dip or sandwich spread.

What You'll Need

  • 2 egg yolks (from coddled eggs; see procedure below)
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  • 3 whole anchovy fillets
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano (finely grated)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (fresh)
  • 1 tablespoon water (cold)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper (or to taste)
  • salt to taste

How to Make It

  • To Coddle the Eggs:

  1. Place 2 room temperature eggs in a small saucepan.
  2. Pour in boiling water until the eggs are covered.
  3. Leave for 1 minute, then drain and run under cold water until the eggs are cool enough to be handled.
  4. When cool, separate the eggs and reserve the yolks.
  • To Make Dressing:

  1. Add the rest of the dressing ingredients to a blender, along with the egg yolks.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Refrigerate until needed.