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Caesar Dressing

Looking for a new and different salad dressing that you can whisk up in minutes for special occasions? You can’t miss with this light, savory Caesar blend. It really dresses up fresh greens!—Taste of Home Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1-2/3 cups


  • 2/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon stone-ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 2 anchovy fillets, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper


  • In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, vinegar, mustard, lemon juice and Worcestershire sauce. Stir in the cheese, anchovies, garlic and pepper. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • Go for freshly squeezed lemon juice when preparing this summery dressing. Bottled lemon juice, which is from concentrate, won’t provide the same bright, fresh flavor.
  • Instead of buying buttermilk, you can place 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice in a liquid measuring cup and add enough milk to measure 1 cup. Stir, then let stand for 5 minutes. Or you can substitute 1 cup of plain yogurt for the buttermilk.
  • Try this dressing on our top 10 salad recipes.
  • Nutrition Facts
    2 tablespoons: 71 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 205mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat.

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    • himynameis
      Feb 6, 2013

      Yummy. Although if I were to make this again I would go easy on the ground mustard or just leave it out all together.

    • Sunnygrammie
      Jan 19, 2013

      I made this dressing one evening when I was out of my favorite store-bought brand. We thought it was delicious.

    • sesoreerht
      Jun 19, 2009

      I have all of them in my cupboard and frig.

    • jamjoh
      Mar 28, 2009

      I don`t care for receipes that you have to go out and buy most of the ingredients that I don`t have on hand.