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Last Updated August 2010
Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing
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Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe
While not part of the original recipe, a creamy Caesar dressing based on mayonnaise and Parmesan cheese has become the popular solution over the years. Here’s a delicious recipe, courtesy of McCormick. Remember that freshly-grated Parmesan cheese, freshly-minced garlic and freshly-squeezed lemon juice make a big difference.
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic or
McCormick Garlic with Extra Virgin
- 1 to 2 anchovy fillets, mashed
- 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1 package (10 ounces) torn
- 1 cup croutons
- 1 head romaine
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- Fresh-ground black pepper to taste
- Optional broiled/grilled chicken strips or shrimp (for a main dish salad)
Mix mayonnaise, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, garlic anchovies, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce in small bowl until well blended. Stir in milk. For a thinner (and less caloric) dressing, add more milk. Refrigerate dressing until ready to use.
To serve, toss lettuce and croutons in large bowl. Add dressing; toss to coat well.
Sprinkle with fresh black pepper from a peppercorn grinder and additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.
- For Chicken or Shrimp Caesar Salad, top with grilled chicken or shrimp. Some people add bacon and hard-boiled eggs, but this is a Cobb Salad-Caesar Salad fusion.
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