Lately I have been experimenting more with homemade salad dressings. With the amount of artificial ingredients and sugar that store bought dressings have is pretty unnerving. My typical go to dressing is a vinaigrette, it is so versatile and goes with a wide variety of salads from sweet to savory. My hubby on the other hand loves, I mean really loves his Caesar Salads. No matter where we go out for dinner if there is a Caesar salad on the menu it is guaranteed he will order it.
A few weeks back it was a rainy, gloomy day and my neighbor and I were drinking red wine and making homemade pasta. It was a fantastic relaxing day with an amazing friend. With all the rain my hubby’s baseball game was cancelled that night and we decided to make dinner together for our families. I am telling you she is such a fantastic cook it is a guaranteed you will have an amazing meal and I always learn something new when we cook together.
As we were prepping the red leaf lettuce I had just harvested from my raised garden box she pulled out this little piece of paper. No recipe name just a handful of ingredients listed. From previous experience those are the best recipes, passed down from family and friends.
This is not your typical Caesar dressing as it does not include anchovies, which is completely fine by me. I despise the taste of anchovies so I was really excited to try this dressing out. It is creamy, citrusy and tangy all at the same time. Really well balanced and delicious.
Enjoy this new take on an old classic dressing!
Caesar Salad Dressing Ingredients:
- 5 Spoonfuls of Olive Oil Mayonnaise (I just used a regular Tablespoon)
- ¼ Cup of White Wine Vinegar
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- Juice of one Lemon
- 1Tablespoon of coarse black pepper (more to taste if necessary)
In a medium sized bowl whisk all ingredients together until fully incorporated. If dressing is a bit thick you can add some water to thin it out. Taste as you go if it is too vinegary still add some more mayo, not enough pepper add some more!
Store in the refrigerator.