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Caesar salad with shredded Parmesan cheese in a pale blue bowl.
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Best Ever Caesar Salad

This Homemade Caesar Salad is loaded with flavor but quick and easy enough to make on even the busiest weekdays! Kids and adults will love it!
Course: Condiment, Salad
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: caesar, caesar salad, dressing, gluten free, keto, low carb, salad, salad dressing, vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 170kcal


Caesar Salad Dressing

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon fish sauce
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Caesar Salad

  • 2 romaine hearts
  • ½ cup croutons Use Gluten-Free croutons, or skip croutons to make this salad Gluten-Free
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


Caesar Salad Dressing

  • Add the garlic, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, fish sauce, mustard, and pepper to a small bowl, large measuring cup, blender, or mini food processor. Whisk vigorously, blend, or process until uniform. Add the mayonnaise and blend again. Very slowly drizzle in the olive oil while continuing to blend, until all the oil is incorporated. Stir in the Parmesan. Refrigerate in a tightly sealed jar or bottle until ready to use, up to one week. Shake or stir before using.

Caesar Salad

  • Tear the romaine into bite-sized pieces. Rinse and dry it well using a salad spinner. Transfer the dried lettuce into a large salad bowl.
  • Add the croutons and Parmesan to the bowl with the lettuce, as well as about ⅓ of the above Caesar salad dressing (about ½ cup). Toss the salad so that all the leaves are coated with dressing. Serve immediately.


Calories: 170kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 338mg | Potassium: 168mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5000IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 1mg