17 Ways to make Caesar Salad Sauce at Home

Caesar salad

With our recipes you will learn step by step how to make your own Caesar dressing. We have selected seventeen sauce options for you. You can definitely choose your favorite one or you can season the Caesar with a new sauce each time.

Classic sauce

Classic Caesar dressing is prepared as simply as possible, using a mixer or an alternative option – a blender. Every housewife has similar devices in her household.

Real Caesar sauce is made with ingredients such as anchovies. Although there are methods and ingredients that can replace this ingredient.

We will need:

  • Two eggs;
  • A tablespoon of mustard;
  • Two anchovies;
  • Worcestershire sauce – teaspoon;
  • A clove (or two) of garlic;
  • Oil, either olive or vegetable, is suitable – no more than 300 grams;
  • Squeeze lemon juice (take half of the citrus).

Cooking process:

  1. Mix our yolks with mustard, add anchovies, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, as well as Caesar seasoning spices such as salt, a teaspoon sugar.
  2. Beat the resulting mixture thoroughly. Then add the oil in four additions, whisking the sauce after each addition. The dressing should become thick.
  3. Pour in the juice (squeeze the lemon).
  4. Again, whisk everything thoroughly until the sauce becomes similar in consistency to sour cream. After which it can be added to the salad.

It is good not only as a Caesar dressing, but also as a dip sauce for snacks or sausages.

No anchovies or Worcestershire sauce

Have you decided to make a delicious Caesar salad? But as luck would have it, there are no anchovies? Then consider an alternative option – dressing without anchovies for Caesar salad with chicken. Using the recipe below you will get a delicious sauce.

We will need:

  • Three yolks;
  • A tablespoon of mustard;
  • Half a glass of olive oil;
  • Two cloves of garlic;
  • Lemon juice – teaspoon;
  • Seasoning according to personal taste preferences.

How to make Caesar salad dressing:

  1. Mix the yolks with mustard and add our citrus juice;
  2. Add garlic and seasonings;
  3. Pour in the oil and mix everything thoroughly with a whisk.

After all these steps, the sauce is put in the refrigerator for some time, after which it is added to the salad.

According to the recipe of Konstantin Ivlev

The sauce for such a salad as Caesar with chicken in this version is very tasty. In addition, it is quite easy to prepare it at home. And so, the recipe from the chef!

We will need:

  • Two hundred milliliters of mayonnaise;
  • About 25 ml soy sauce;
  • A clove of garlic;
  • Parmesan – about thirty grams;
  • Anchovies – three pieces (fillet).

How to make Caesar dressing:

  1. Crush the garlic with a knife and add it to the mayonnaise;
  2. Pour the sauce here and put the anchovy fillets;
  3. Grate the Parmesan and add it to the other ingredients;
  4. Mix the entire mixture thoroughly to obtain a homogeneous mass.

The sauce is ready, pour it over the salad. If you are worried about your figure, you can prepare homemade PP mayonnaise.

With capers

Let’s look at one of the most original ways to prepare sauce for the famous salad.

Sauce composition:

  • One egg;
  • Capers – 1 tbsp. l.
  • About half a teaspoon of mustard (it all depends on your wishes);
  • Worcester – five drops;
  • A teaspoon of pickled capers;
  • Anchovies – fillet, two pieces;
  • A teaspoon of lemon juice;
  • Olive and sunflower oil – thirty milliliters each;
  • Pepper, salt.


  1. Boil the egg soft-boiled, then break it into a bowl;
  2. Add citrus juice, mustard to it and beat it all using a blender or mixer;
  3. Mix our oils and introduce them into the mixture in a thin stream, gradually whisking everything;
  4. Cut capers and fish fillets into small pieces and add to the dressing itself. Drizzle a little Worcestershire sauce.
  5. We punch everything again with a blender.

This dressing can also be used as sauce for country-style potatoes.

Cheese sauce for Caesar

Parmesan cheese

Cheese sauce in this case is a restaurant masterpiece made at home using a simple recipe. We will use Parmesan as cheese.

We will need:

  • 150 grams of mayonnaise;
  • A teaspoon of mustard;
  • Anchovy fillet – about 50 grams;
  • A clove of garlic;
  • Spices: black pepper, paprika, salt – to taste;
  • Grated cheese – Parmesan – forty grams.

How to make Caesar dressing:

  1. Add pre-chopped garlic to mayonnaise;
  2. Grind the spices thoroughly with the fillet;
  3. Add cheese to the resulting mixture, which should be finely chopped. And we pour all this into the salad.

It is best to prepare mayonnaise homemade, especially since it is an integral component of the sauce.

Recipe from Ilya Lazerson

Using this recipe for Caesar dressing, you will get the sauce exactly like in the restaurant. To create it you will need a minimum of components and time.


  • Yolk – 1 piece;
  • A pinch of salt;
  • Olive oil – 100 grams;
  • Parmesan – 50 grams;
  • Half a clove of garlic;
  • Capers – 0.5 tbsp. spoons;
  • Lemon juice – teaspoon;
  • Two anchovy fillets;
  • Worcestershire sauce – 30 milliliters.

How to make a dressing:

  1. Take a mixer and beat the yolk with salt.
  2. Add oil in a thin stream. The more oil, the thicker the sauce. The dressing should not be too thick.
  3. Add cheese, anchovies, capers, Worcestershire and lemon juice to the “created” emulsion.
  4. Beat everything thoroughly again with a blender.

This recipe is quite piquant sauce, the highlight of it is the sourness and a little spice from the Parmesan.

Like at McDonald’s

Do you like Caesar from McDonald’s? Remember, the secret is in the sauce. And making a homemade version will be easy. Let’s look at the main components and the cooking method itself.

Sauce composition:

  • One or two cloves of garlic, it all depends on your taste preferences;
  • Three yolks;
  • Five tablespoons of olive oil;
  • Mustard – two teaspoons;
  • Two teaspoons of lemon juice;
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.

How to make Caesar dressing at home;

  1. First, grate the garlic or crush it with a knife;
  2. Beat the yolks with garlic, citrus juice, mustard, seasonings;
  3. Little by little, in a thin stream, pour in the oil and stir the mixture.

This sauce should be of medium thickness. Before adding Caesar dressing, let it sit in the refrigerator for about two hours. It can also be served as sauce for French fries.

Sauce with sour cream

When creating this sauce for a delicious Caesar salad at home, you must remember that the recipe is not a classic one. But the dressing itself is prepared quickly and you get a delicious creamy saucefor Caesar.

We will need:

  • sour cream – 3 tbsp. L.;
  • mayonnaise – 3 tbsp. L.;
  • sunflower oil – 2 tbsp. l.;
  • mustard – 1 tsp;
  • lemon juice – 1 tsp;
  • garlic – 1 clove;
  • salt to taste.

Cooking process:

  1. Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, mustard and butter.
  2. Add salt and lemon juice and mix again.
  3. Then add grated garlic and you’re done!

It is advisable to let the sauce sit in the refrigerator. You can also add soy sauce and grated cheese to it.

PP sauce for Caesar

A light dressing for Caesar salad with chicken will allow this dish to be consumed even by those people who lead a healthy lifestyle and prefer proper nutrition.

We will need:

  • Greek yogurt – a glass;
  • A pinch of salt and pepper;
  • A clove of garlic and mustard.

Cooking process:

  1. Chop the garlic;
  2. Mix the garlic gruel and mustard thoroughly with yogurt;
  3. Season everything with pepper, add salt, mix everything well.
  4. That’s it, the sauce is ready!

Also look at our other PP recipes for cottage cheese sauces, they are only good for you!

Sauce with boiled yolks

This dressing is created on the basis of ready-made yolks, to which lemon, mustard and honey are added. Everything turns out very satisfying and tasty.

We will need:

  • Three eggs;
  • Half a small spoon of honey;
  • Small spoon of mustard;
  • Half a lemon;
  • One hundred milliliters of olive oil;
  • A pinch of pepper, salt.

Step-by-step dressing recipe:

  1. Boil the eggs hard – about nine minutes, remove the yolks;
  2. Grind the yolks with mustard using a fork;
  3. Add mustard, salt, honey to the mixture, squeeze out citrus juice. Grind everything to obtain a homogeneous mass;
  4. Add the oil in small portions and mix the sauce thoroughly. As a result, a moderately thick emulsion should emerge.

With shrimps

Caesar sauce with shrimp

This sauce is quite original. Its taste will be remembered by every gourmet. By the way, the dressing is suitable not only for Caesar, but also for many other salads. In any case, this variation is a must try.

We will need:

  • 150 grams of shrimp, small and peeled;
  • Natural yogurt – a glass;
  • Balsamic vinegar – two teaspoons;
  • One egg;
  • Parmesan – 50 grams;
  • Lemon juice
  • A little mustard;
  • Salt pepper.

Homemade recipe:

  1. Boil the shrimp, place on a towel and let them dry a little;
  2. Chop the garlic and mix it with mustard;
  3. We also grate the cheese here, add salt and pepper;
  4. Squeeze lemon juice into the mixture;
  5. Boil the egg, grate the yolk and add to the mixture;
  6. Finely chop the shrimp and add to the total mass;
  7. Now pour everything into a blender, pour balsamic vinegar, yogurt into the bowl and mix thoroughly, bringing the sauce to the desired consistency.

Spicy Caesar sauce with Tabasco

Tabasco sauce

Almost every person has their own salad dressing, which is preferable for them. Among the most current variations is hot sauce with Tabasco. Let’s look at its components and the cooking process itself.

We will need:

  • Garlic (clove);
  • Mustard (small spoon);
  • One yolk;
  • Lemon juice;
  • 50 milliliters of olive oil;
  • Wine vinegar;
  • Tabasco and Worcestershire sauce – a teaspoon each;
  • Add salt and pepper based on your taste preferences.

Cooking process:

  1. Chop the garlic thoroughly and mix it with salt and pepper;
  2. Mix the yolk with mustard and lemon juice;
  3. Here we add wine vinegar, olive oil, Tobasco, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Mix.

We get hot sauce for Caesar, but you can adjust the spiciness yourself. By decreasing or increasing the amount of Tabasco.

With soy sauce

Preparing a simple Caesar sauce won’t pose any problems. In this case, it is enough to use soy sauce. It is perfect for those housewives who do not like to stand in the kitchen for a long time, but do not mind pampering themselves with delicious dishes.

We will need:

  • A quarter cup of soy sauce;
  • A glass of sour cream – low-fat;
  • Two tablespoons of olive oil;
  • A tablespoon of lemon juice;
  • Two cloves of garlic;
  • A teaspoon of sugar, preferably brown;
  • Seasonings to taste.

Cooking process:

  1. Take mayonnaise and add soy sauce to it;
  2. To the resulting mixture, which is well mixed, add butter, sugar, lemon juice, garlic and other seasonings.
  3. Mix everything well and we can season the salad.

This dressing can be used as sauce for a burger or sandwich.

No eggs

Eggless Caesar salad dressing comes together very quickly. It is perfect for people who do not like eggs or who experience an allergic reaction as a result of eating them.

We will need:

  • Parmesan cheese – about one hundred grams;
  • Seven anchovies;
  • A clove of garlic;
  • Three teaspoons of mustard;
  • One lemon;
  • One hundred grams of olive oil;
  • Salt pepper.

How to make Caesar dressing:

  1. First you need to squeeze the juice out of the lemon;
  2. All of the above components must be placed in a blender and blended until a homogeneous mass is obtained;
  3. Place the finished mixture in the refrigerator and keep it there for about an hour.

The sauce without the raw egg tastes no different from regular sauce. It is only important to use the remaining ingredients included in the classic sauce.

Caesar sauce with sprats


Today, Caesar sauce is prepared in a huge number of ways. There are both classic recipes and many others. You will certainly like this option, as it has a special taste.

We will need:

  • Egg – one;
  • Olive oil – dessert spoon;
  • Lemon juice – large spoon;
  • Three sprat fish;
  • Add salt, sugar, pepper to taste.

How to prepare the sauce:

  1. Initially, you need to take a blender and grind the sprats in it;
  2. Beat the egg and lemon juice until smooth;
  3. Add the mixture to the sprat pate, gradually add olive oil;
  4. The sauce is whisked until a homogeneous mass is obtained.

With balsamic vinegar

Are you the type of person who likes to experiment? Decided to try something new? Then this homemade Caesar salad dressing will suit your taste. All components fit perfectly together.

We will need:

  • Mustard – three teaspoons;
  • Olive oil – four tablespoons;
  • Regular oil – three tablespoons;
  • Balsamic vinegar – teaspoon;
  • Grate Parmesan – 50 grams;
  • A clove of garlic;
  • Egg;
  • Two tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice;
  • Pepper, salt – to taste.

How to make Caesar dressing:

  1. Separate the yolk and beat it with a blender.
  2. Add our seasonings to it, balsamic vinegar, cheese, and oils.
  3. Beat all ingredients thoroughly;
  4. Add garlic, mustard and mix well.
  5. That’s it, the sauce is ready. Bon appetit.

Vegetarian sauce

Usually, the original version of the dressing contains anchovies; our variation will contain marine accents, thanks to nori seaweed.

And the creamy taste can be achieved through cashews. You can also add different spices; Caesar seasoning only adds new taste sensations.

We will need:

  • A glass of cashew nuts;
  • Tea bed freshly squeezed;
  • A clove of garlic;
  • A tablespoon of soy sauce;
  • A teaspoon of apple cider vinegar;
  • Small spoon of mustard;
  • One sheet of nora, grind.

How to make Caesar salad dressing:

  1. Grind the nori sheets first. Soak in water for twenty minutes. Then drain the water. At the same time, soak the cashews in water for about two hours.
  2. Take a mixer or blender, mix all the ingredients and add about one hundred grams of water to the resulting mixture. We turn all this into a creamy mass. If the sauce is too thick, then add more water. Also spices and others.
  3. In addition, you can season the sauce with herbs. Store it in the refrigerator for no more than three days.

This nut sauce  is not only for vegans, but also for those who adhere to proper nutrition. Also check out our other vegetarian sauces.

What can be replaced with

It’s hard to disagree with the fact that dressing plays a huge role, especially in salads. Therefore, in order for the Caesar sauce to turn out amazing, you need to know which ingredients to replace with what.

After all, it is not always possible to find certain components for the original version.

Substituting Worcestershire sauce

Worcestershire sauce

This sauce can be replaced with options such as balsamic or apple cider vinegar, soy sauce. A concentrate, which is obtained by carefully grinding the berries, is also suitable.

How to replace anchovies

With anchovies, the sauce acquires an incredible aroma and excellent taste. But if it is not possible to purchase such fish, under no circumstances replace it with sprats or herring.

The best alternative for dressing would be spiced sprat. As a last resort, it is allowed to use fish sauce or garum.

Ссылка на основную публикацию