What are some good Caesar salad dressings?


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Several good recipes for Caesar salad dressing are featured at food websites such as Epicurious, Food Network and Hellmanns.com. Classic Caesar salad dressing is made using ingredients such as anchovy fillets or anchovy paste, garlic, lemon juice and Dijon mustard. Raw egg yolks or mayonnaise adds creamy richness.

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Traditional Caesar salad dressing is made by chopping 6 anchovy fillets and 1 small garlic clove and mashing them together in a bowl with a pinch of salt. Add 2 raw egg yolks to the mixture, and combine using a wire whisk. Whisk in 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 3/4 cup Dijon mustard and 1/2 cup vegetable oil. Whisk mixture until it turns thick and has a glossy appearance, and then whisk in 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese.

Anchovies are an optional ingredient in the Food Network version of Caesar salad dressing, which combines 6 cloves of mashed garlic with 1 tablespoon each of vinegar and Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons mayonnaise and 1/2 cup olive oil. Extra seasoning is provided using desired amounts of lemon juice, salt and pepper. Hellmanns.com features a similar recipe that increases the mayonnaise to 1 cup and decreases the garlic to 2 cloves. This version includes 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce and calls for 1 teaspoon anchovy paste, which is combined with the remaining ingredients.

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