Open Arms of Minnesota

Weekly Recipe #174: Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

By Rebecca Romash, University of Minnesota-The Emily Program Dietetic Intern, on rotation with Open Arms

Photo Credit - Maurina Rara/Flickr
Photo Credit – Maurina Rara/Flickr

When I entered high school, my mother started her own catering company. I became very familiar with some of her first classic recipes featured on her client’s menus. To this day she uses many of these recipes. One in particular was her Caesar salad dressing which stood out to me because it had a very unique taste, one in which I never experienced outside our kitchen.

The recipe’s main ingredient is olive oil which is high in monounsaturated fatty acids which are good for our heart health. You can create your own salad with whichever lettuce variety and vegetables you prefer. All vegetables offer our bodies antioxidants which can protect our bodies from disease.

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing


  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. Worchester Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper


  1. Find an empty jar or Tupperware to prepare and store the dressing.
  2. Mince 2 garlic cloves and add to container.
  3. Cut the lemon into four halves and squeeze as many pieces needed for 1 tbsp. of fresh juice.
  4. Measure ¾ cup of olive oil and 2 tbsp. Worchester sauce and pour into container.
  5. Add salt and pepper.
  6. Close container and shake very well.
  7. Refrigerate dressing.


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