Delicious Real Caesar Salad Dressing (Primal)

by hm on February 6, 2012

Delicious Real Caesar Salad Dressing (Primal)

Delicious Real Caesar Salad Dressing (Primal)

This is actually a family recipe – I grew up eating this salad. It didn’t occur to me until the other day how very good the recipe was, however. No hydrogenated oils, lots of good protein, garlic, and lemon. All real, whole foods.

- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil (preferably first cold pressed)
- juice of one lemon
- 2+ cloves garlic, finely chopped
- 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. dry mustard
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tin (2 oz.) wild-caught anchovy filets, mashed with the back of a fork
- generous grinding of black pepper
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese (optional – makes the texture more “creamy”)
- couple drops of worchestershire sauce (optional – and if you do use it, get an organic version without HFCS)

1. Mix all ingredients well, and pour over fresh romaine lettuce.
2. Enjoy!


Note: This salad is worth trying even for all you anchovy haters out there. The blend of flavors is truly amazing – you can’t pick out the anchovy taste alone. My friends who won’t touch anchovies under normal circumstance all can’t get enough of this dressing!


This post was shared on the Homestead Barnhop, Monday Mania, Made by You Monday, Make your own! Monday, and Real Food Wednesday.

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Millie February 6, 2012 at 10:44 am

Thank you for this! I used to have a Caesar recipe but misplaced it over the years. I have to say that the anchovies really make Caesar the BEST!


Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures February 12, 2012 at 6:55 pm

Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

Check back later tonight when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)


Linda February 14, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Made this last night for dinner and it was great. I used Trader Joe’s generic EVOO and it was good but I think next time I’ll use a better quality olive oil so that there is some zip to it.

Love your blog btw!


hm February 14, 2012 at 3:08 pm

Thanks Linda! I’m glad you enjoyed it. It’s a favorite of mine. You can also try adding some additional mustard powder, if you want to give it more of a bite.


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