Keto Caesar Dressing — Quick & Easy Recipe — Diet Doctor (2024)

Keto Caesar Dressing — Quick & Easy Recipe — Diet Doctor (1)

What’s a Caesar salad without a killer Caesar dressing? Luckily, you don’t have to find out! This out-of-this-world dressing was created specifically for the keto diet. Plus it’s downright easy to make. Enjoy it on a classic Caesar, as a marinade for chicken, meat, or seafood, or a dip with freshly cut veggies.

February 26 2016 recipe by Anne Aobadia, photo by Emma Shevtzoff, nutritional review by Franziska Spritzler, RD, CDE in Recipes, Condiments

What’s a Caesar salad without a killer Caesar dressing? Luckily, you don’t have to find out! This out-of-this-world dressing was created specifically for the keto diet. Plus it’s downright easy to make. Enjoy it on a classic Caesar, as a marinade for chicken, meat, or seafood, or a dip with freshly cut veggies.

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4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2¾ oz.) 240 ml (80 g) shredded Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup 120 ml olive oil
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • ½ ½ garlic clove, mincedgarlic cloves, minced
  • ¾ oz. 21 g anchovies
  • ½ ½ lemon, the juicelemons, the juice
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp salt

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Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Add the Parmesan cheese, olive oil, Dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, garlic, anchovies, lemon juice, and black pepper to a small food processor or a tall bowl to use with an immersion blender.

  2. Blend until smooth. Taste and add salt as needed. For a thinner consistency, dilute with water, adding about a teaspoon at a time and blend again to emulsify.

Tip!

Use it as a base for tuna or chicken salad (instead of mayo). Delish!

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25 comments

  1. 1

    Apicius

    February 27 2016

    I made this recipe tonight, but I substituted the olive oil with bacon grease instead. Oh my goodness....it was sooooooooo delicious!!! Tossed the bacon grease ceasar dressing with romaine lettuce and sliced cucumbers, with a bit extra grated parmigiano reggiano .........geeeeeeeeeezzzz it was gooooooooooooood!

  2. 2

    Michele

    April 13 2016

    Thanks for the feedback, new to this site and will try that for sure.

  3. 3

    UK

    April 14 2016

    Would love ideas for anchovies substitute please.

  4. 4

    Dave Tracz

    June 30 2016

    Sensational - great fresh flavor. Of course, taking a little extra time to toss and lightly coat each leaf in a big salad bowl before plating makes a big difference too. I'm eating like a king.

  5. 5

    Cynthia

    August 19 2017

    UK - The best substitute I've found for anchovies is anchovy paste (comes in a tube). Use as little or as much as you like to get that perfect Casesar-dressing flavor. If you don't like the taste of anchovies, then I'd just use a little more salt to taste.

  6. 6

    Gordon

    October 10 2018

    No egg?

  7. 7

    Sarah

    March 6 2019

    How long can this dressing last?

    Reply: #8

  8. 8

    Reply to comment #7 by Sarah

    Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    March 7 2019

    How long can this dressing last?

    Up to 5-7 days in the refrigerator.

  9. 9

    Regina Hebert

    April 2 2019

    I love the recipes, but what are the suggested serving sizes??

    Reply: #10

  10. 10

    Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    April 3 2019

    I love the recipes, but what are the suggested serving sizes??

    Actual volume of serving size may vary, which is why we always list the number of servings, for more accurate portions in relation to the nutrition information listed.

  11. 11

    Jennifer

    April 26 2019

    how much does this make? Also, 33 grams of fat is a lot compared to a store bought brand of 18 grams. If I dont add anchovies what can I add to it?

    Reply: #12

  12. 12

    Reply to comment #11 by Jennifer

    Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    April 27 2019

    how much does this make? Also, 33 grams of fat is a lot compared to a store bought brand of 18 grams. If I dont add anchovies what can I add to it?

    This makes 4 servings. I am unsure of the total volume it makes. Yes, this is higher fat, which is what we want! Keto is very low carb, high fat. I do not know a good substitute for the anchovies.

  13. 13

    Darla

    May 8 2019

    What are the nutrients on the salad dressing

    Reply: #14

  14. 14

    Reply to comment #13 by Darla

    Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    May 9 2019

    What are the nutrients on the salad dressing

    You can click the Nutrition tab under the list of ingredients for the full nutritional information.

  15. 15

    Margaret DeHaven

    January 16 2020

    Love this dressing! Perfect as is...I may give it a whirl in my food processor to chop up the cheese and anchovies a bit more!

  16. 16

    lisa.fennell13

    February 3 2020

    Well, this is delicious! I never knew why people didn't like anchovies, they add a great flavour and saltiness to the sauce. SO good. slathered it all over a salad.
    A keeper and a favourite!

  17. 17

    Angela Carter

    March 8 2021

    Would this freeze well? It would be more convenient to make larger amounts

    Reply: #18

  18. 18

    Reply to comment #17 by Angela Carter

    Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    March 9 2021

    Would this freeze well? It would be more convenient to make larger amounts

    Yes, this should freeze well. If the ingredients "separate" when thawed, they can be whisked back together.

  19. 19

    Taiita

    August 2 2021

    Can I ask why regular homemade Caesar dressing with egg yolk isn’t keto? Egg yokes, oil, Parmesan, anchovies, dash of lemon juice, vinegar and garlic.

    Reply: #20

  20. 20

    Reply to comment #19 by Taiita

    Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    August 2 2021

    Can I ask why regular homemade Caesar dressing with egg yolk isn’t keto? Egg yokes, oil, Parmesan, anchovies, dash of lemon juice, vinegar and garlic.

    That's very similar to our recipe. If you're happy with your recipe, there's no need to switch to make this one. We offer many recipes that can also be found elsewhere but sometimes they have our own twist on them, or we like to have them on our website to make it easier to find if it's a component in another recipe on our site.

  21. 21

    Janet

    August 7 2022

    Capers made a nice substitute for the anchovies .

  22. 22

    Terise D

    November 16 2022

    Wondering how this recipe got past the editors? Where's the base or emulsion? Absolutely the worst Caesar dressing I've ever had mainly because there's just way too much oil and shredded parmesan with nothing to bind it all together. You absolutely must have an egg yolk or mayonnaise here. And no amount of added water can make a thinner consistency when remember, oil and water don't mix.

    Reply: #23

  23. 23

    Reply to comment #22 by Terise D

    Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    November 17 2022

    Wondering how this recipe got past the editors? Where's the base or emulsion? Absolutely the worst Caesar dressing I've ever had mainly because there's just way too much oil and shredded parmesan with nothing to bind it all together. You absolutely must have an egg yolk or mayonnaise here. And no amount of added water can make a thinner consistency when remember, oil and water don't mix.

    Thank you for your feedback. The recipe team re-tested this recipe and updated the instructions to specify that this should be mixed with a high powered device such as an immersion blender or food processor rather than a whisk.

  24. 24

    Patti

    February 14 2023

    Super easy and perfectly yummy as is!! The immersion blender made all the difference! This will be a go-to dressing in our house!!

    Reply: #25

  25. 25

    Reply to comment #24 by Patti

    Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    February 14 2023

    Super easy and perfectly yummy as is!! The immersion blender made all the difference! This will be a go-to dressing in our house!!

    So glad you love it, Patti!

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