Homemade Caesar Salad

Homemade Caesar Salad

Homemade Caesar Salad

Anyone can make restaurant style Caesar salad at home with just a few ingredients. Hearts of romaine make the best presentation. - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Makes: 6 servings

Homemade Caesar Salad


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Worchestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons anchovy paste
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced

  • Romaine lettuce
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Homemade croutons (my recipe)


  1. Place dressing ingredients into a jar and shake to combine.
  2. Toss with romaine lettuce, along with a little Parmesan cheese and top with a few croutons.

28 Comments on "Homemade Caesar Salad"

  1. Daphne

    I started using half water and half olive oil to cut down on the fat even more (150 v. 300 calories). This is a great recipe!

  2. Patty

    Tried this earlier today. Delicious and easy!
    Thank you JJ!!!!!

  3. Jeanne

    Wonderful recipe and so easy.

  4. Don Wells

    Just wanted to let you know I have enjoyed watching you cook and explain all you are doing.

    I just found your web page, I am looking forward to seeing more.

    Thanks for the tips and all information. I really appreciate your honesty.

  5. Connie

    looks good – thank you jenny.

  6. Junya

    Watching you cook and reading your recipes and I think my mom is in the Kitchen. I wish I would have paid more attention. I made some of your recipes and it was (as they say) like being home again. Thank You

  7. Marlene

    Our son, a chef, worked at a restaurant noted for its creamy Caesar salad dressing. I altered your recipe by adding 1 tbsp. Hellman’s mayonnaise (low fat). (Hellman’s mayo seems to have a milder taste than other mayos.) I also sometimes substitute white balsamic vinegar for lemon juice (just a few drops) and dry mustard powder for Dijon mustard (just a few shakes). Our son also told me that the anchovies would not overpower the taste. He preferred using them quite freely, minced from the can. I have been complemented many times on my Caesar salad.

  8. BECKY

    As in many recipes with anchovies, you will not taste them in the salad dressing. Try the anchovy paste in a tube. It’s so easy to measure and
    adds the same flavor you will never notice anyway.

  9. sharonjasman

    Another request for more videos you are so cute and funny!
    Have watched all your videos many times would like to see more of you.

  10. Rob Hill

    I even make my own croutons!

  11. Yoly T.

    I love Cesar Salad, unfortunately I do not like anchovy. Any substitute? Thank you.

    • Jenny

      I’m not fond of anchovies either but it’s just part of this complex salad dressing, and I love Caesar salad. I do not know of a substitute but I see some recipes without anchovies that use mayo instead, so I suggest you search for “caesar salad without anchovies” and use a proven recipe.

  12. Yoly T.

    Thanks for your always so easy to follow delicious recipes. I will be making this salad for sure. Glad to let you know I have mastered your whole wheat bread recipe and I make it regularly for the family THANK YOU JENNY.

  13. Chuck in GA

    Love your videos and your sense of humor. I’ve made your No Knead Crusty bread a dozen times. Everyone loves it.
    BTW I bought some delicious mushrooms in a large bottle at BJ’s – they’re imported from POLAND!!!!! I didn’t know you guys grew mushrooms over there!!!!!!!!!!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. BJV

    Can the anchovy paste be substituted, and if so with what?

    • Jenny

      I do not know of a substitute but I see some recipes without anchovies that use mayo instead, so I suggest you search for “caesar salad without anchovies” and use a proven recipe.

  15. Granmama11

    My husband took over preparing our meals when he retired and I love his meals, but you make me want to get in the kitchen and cook! He doesn’t make bread so I’m thinking your no knead loaf will be my first endeavor. It sounds and looks so good! Thanks for all your wonderful recipes and videos.

    • mzglorybe

      Her rustic no-knead bread is very good, and easy to make. I’ve made it so I can vouch for it.

  16. Dalila G.

    Hi Jenny!
    I really like your recipe for the dressing, so simple.
    I have never used anchovy paste, but I will try it for this recipe.
    I agree, romaine lettuce is good, it’s a very nice presentation lettuce.
    I enjoy watching you on your video’s, you’re such a character! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Plus, all of your food is fabulous, I find myself adding more and more of your recipes as “keepers” to my files.
    I can’t wait to see some new video’s from you….soon I hope!!
    Have a wonderful evening Jenny!

  17. Sharon

    Miss you on you tube, please come back๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น๐Ÿ˜น

    • mzglorybe

      I didn’t know she was gone from YouTube. Is she for sure? I follow her there. Where else can you see her videos?

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  19. Judy

    Thank you for all of the recipes and videos. You have been so much help to me!

    • Cynthia Recchia

      I agree with you. Her videos are so much help.

  20. Connie

    I miss your utube videos.

    • Stephanie

      I love your videos…they are so instructive…moving pictures are worth thousands of wordsโ€ฆ And can be reviewed step-by-step, over and over again!

  21. Donna Pastelak

    This tastes wonderful. I love all your recipes because they are easy to prepare and never fail to please!

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