30 Second Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

Authentic Caesar Dressing in 30 Seconds --- this creamy, rich salad dressing comes together almost instantly using your immersion blender...it's a real game changer!

30 Second Caesar Salad Dressing comes together almost instantly…it’s a real game changer! The creamy dressing can be used on salads, as a sandwich or burger spread, or as a dip for fries and veggies.

30 Second Caesar Dressing in a jar with spoon and lettuce

Make authentic Caesar salad dressing in seconds, with your immersion blender

This is the thick, tangy, cheesy Caesar dressing of your dreams, and it turns a plate of lettuce and croutons into a sensuous feast. You don’t have to buy the expensive stuff in the refrigerator case that’s made with additives and less than top notch ingredients. This one is whipped up right in your own kitchen, in 30 seconds, from fabulous ingredients like extra-virgin olive oil, Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, and Dijon mustard. You’ll have a whole mason jar full of the stuff at your disposal. Have your way with it on salads, of course, but don’t underestimate its other talents as a dip, a sandwich spread, and a mayo substitute in things like deviled eggs etc.

” I just tried this and it was phenomenal!!!! And it was so quick and easy. Definitely something I’ll be keeping in the fridge” ~Heather

30 Second Caesar Dressing in a jar with spoon

This is one of those ‘aha!’ moments in the kitchen, and it all started with my 30 Second Mayonnaise

Once I realized how versatile that easy process was, I started to look for other ways to use it. Here’s how it works —  all the ingredients go into a large glass, and with the flip of the switch on your handy immersion blender they transform into a gourmet dressing before your eyes. It’s a little bit of instant luxury, and it’s pretty cool.

dark pumpernickel croutons

How to make easy homemade croutons

Because every Caesar salad needs great crunchy croutons, I made a batch of crisp dark pumpernickel croutons to accent our salad. No recipe needed —

  • Just cut whatever good bread you have around into cubes. They can be big or small.
  • Toss with a little olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a bunch of fresh thyme leaves.
  • Spread out on a baking sheet and toast in a 375F oven for about 20-30 minutes, or until crisp. Give them a stir every now and again to crisp them evenly.
  • You can also toast them in a skillet on the stove top if you prefer.
  • I also make Everything Croutons, which have tons of flavor, just like an everything bagel, but with lots of extra crunch! I think they’d be great on this Caesar salad.
lettuce dressed with 30 second Caesar dressing

Add some rotisserie chicken to your Caesar salad to make an easy meal out of it

This salad was simple and spectacular. Mostly due to that fab dressing. And maybe the croutons helped a bit. Be sure to get really fresh, crisp Romaine lettuce for the best results. I love to buy the packaged hearts which are already cleaned and ready to slice.

30 second Caesar Dressing in a jar with lettuce

blender caesar dressing tips and faqs

Can this be made in a blender?

If you don’t have an immersion blender, no worries, this Caesar dressing can be made in a regular blender. Put everything BUT the oil in the blender and blend to combine. Then, with the machine running, slowly drizzle in the oil until the mixture emulsifies. Depending on the size of your blender you may need to double the recipe to have enough volume for this to work.

What kind of oil is best for Caesar dressing?

Definitely extra virgin olive oil, the best you can afford.

I’m not comfortable eating raw eggs!

Raw eggs very rarely contain bacteria that can make you sick, so to avoid that risk you can use pasteurized eggs, which have been heated just enough to destroy any harmful bacteria, but not enough to cook the eggs. You’ll find pasteurized eggs in most supermarkets, and you will use them just like any other raw egg.

Can I omit the anchovies?

Absolutely, just be sure to taste and adjust the other flavorings to compensate.

How long will homemade Caesar dressing last?

I like to use my dressing within 2 weeks.

Can I make this without the egg?

Yes, you can, the dressing will emulsify without the egg, but the texture will not be as creamy or rich.

Authentic Caesar Dressing in 30 Seconds --- this creamy, rich salad dressing comes together almost instantly using your immersion blender...it's a real game changer!

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Authentic Caesar Dressing in 30 Seconds --- this creamy, rich salad dressing comes together almost instantly using your immersion blender...it's a real game changer!
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Authentic Caesar Salad Dressing in 30 Seconds Flat

30 Second Caesar Salad Dressing— this creamy, rich salad dressing comes together almost instantly using your immersion blender…it's a real game changer!  The creamy dressing can be used on salads, as a sandwich or burger spread, or as a dip for fries and veggies.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Yield 16 servings
Calories 132kcal
Author Sue Moran

Equipment

  • an immersion blender

Ingredients

  • 1 pasteurized egg at room temperature
  • 1 cup olive oil mild or extra virgin, your choice, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 1 clove garlic smashed (add 1 more clove if you love garlic)
  • 4 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp anchovy paste

Instructions

  • Put all the ingredients in a large mason jar. Make sure your egg and oil are at room temperature.
  • Put an immersion blender down into the jar, and turn on. Blend, pulling up as you go, until the dressing has emulsified. This will only take a few seconds. Give it a stir, and then taste to adjust the seasoning. Tasting is key to getting it just perfect. You may want a little more anchovy, or lemon. I always add more cracked pepper.
  • Keep refrigerated and eat within two weeks.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1Tbsp | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 128mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg
The nutritional information for recipes on this site is provided as a courtesy and although theviewfromgreatisland.com tries to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures are only estimates.

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I use my IMMERSION BLENDER a lot in my kitchen. I have always used it to blend soups etc. right in the pot, but I have to say that ever since I discovered how easy it is to make HOMEMADE MAYONNAISE and dressings like this Caesar Dressing, it’s become one of my most beloved tools. It’s not expensive, it’s very easy to clean because the top screws right off for rinsing, and it has a solid, heavy feel to it.

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  • Reply
    Rebecca
    May 3, 2020 at 11:35 pm

    5 stars
    It was delicious and super easy. I used 2oz anchovy filets, chopped, instead of paste and half EVOO/half ELOO plus a few drops of Worcestershire sauce. Also, my lemon didn’t make quite enough lemon juice, but it was the perfect amount anyway. It’s funny because I was thinking I could make this dressing using your mayo method and then I saw you had directions for one. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Ann Pritchard-Thornhill
    March 12, 2020 at 3:27 am

    5 stars
    I coddle a room temperature egg in boiling water for 45 seconds and remove carefully, plunging immediately in a bowl of ice water. Works for my dressing every time. Great recipe thanks!

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 12, 2020 at 7:55 am

      Interesting!

    • Reply
      Francine Racette
      February 17, 2021 at 6:26 am

      What is ELOO

      • Reply
        Sue Moran
        February 17, 2021 at 6:29 am

        Must be extra light olive oil?

  • Reply
    Lucie Lena
    February 2, 2020 at 9:23 pm

    5 stars
    It came out perfectly. My egg wasn’t exactly at room temperature, and I also only used the yolk. Thanks for the easy recipe!! I’ll definitely make it again.

  • Reply
    Lindsaye
    December 31, 2019 at 2:02 pm

    My egg wasn’t exactly room temp and when I went to blend it all in my blender it’s just oily and separated instead of creamy. What did I do wrong? How can I fix it? help!!!

  • Reply
    Sue
    October 7, 2019 at 1:51 am

    Can I use anchovy’s rather than paste.

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 7, 2019 at 7:34 am

      Absolutely!

  • Reply
    Sharyn
    June 9, 2019 at 5:44 am

    Can you use a fresh egg instead of pasteurized? Looks like a great recipe!
    Thanks. Sharyn

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 10, 2019 at 6:53 pm

      Yes, for sure, as long as you’re comfortable with it.

  • Reply
    Mary
    May 18, 2019 at 5:55 pm

    Any sub for anchovy paste? Husband allergic to anything that swims.

    • Reply
      Sue
      May 18, 2019 at 6:06 pm

      Feel free to leave it out, or maybe use a touch of soy sauce.

      • Reply
        Donna
        October 10, 2019 at 6:21 pm

        Just so you know: most Worcestershire sauce also has anchovies in it.

  • Reply
    Cyndee Hinrichs
    May 18, 2019 at 3:09 am

    5 stars
    I’ve been making this dressing in my blender for almost 27 years. Only difference is a few dashes of Worcestershire and I use a raw egg. Yes, raw and i use the whole egg. To date, not one person has become ill. It’s such a great dressing and it has many uses, dip, spread or sauce. Usually keeps for a week, if there’s any left!

    • Reply
      Sue
      October 10, 2019 at 6:53 pm

      It’s a joy, isn’t it?

  • Reply
    JJB
    March 3, 2019 at 9:37 am

    Can the raw egg be left out? Is there a sustitute?

    • Reply
      Sue
      March 3, 2019 at 9:52 am

      There isn’t a substitute that I know of, but if you are worried about the raw egg you can buy pasteurized eggs, most supermarkets carry them, and they’ve been heat treated to make them safe.

  • Reply
    Jean Hurley
    August 12, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    5 stars
    OMG, my all time favorite recipe and I have gotten rave reviews from others. However, I do a few tweaks so it’s more like the Outback Steakhouse dressing. I only use 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice, double or triple the garlic, use 1 Tbsp anchovy paste and add 1/4 cup whipping cream. I blend it in a Bullet as I haven’t gotten my immersion blender just yet. Thank you so much for this yummy recipe. If one is adventurous, I add blackened salmon to the Caesar salad, absolutely fabulous!

    • Reply
      Sue
      August 12, 2018 at 8:40 pm

      You’ve sold me Jean ~ whipping cream? Bring it!

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