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If you’ve been wondering how to make a super Simple Caesar Salad Dressing at home, but you don’t want to use raw egg then you’re in the right place!  In today’s post, I have all you need to know about how to make simple egg-free caesar salad dressing with step by step photos. {It’s also gluten-free and low-carb.)

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I originally shared this recipe on July 5, 2012. I have updated the images and some of the text today.

We have been getting so many greens from our CSA lately, it’s hard to keep up. Even for me, someone who celebrates salads for the month of May as Salad Month! That’s why I am glad there are so many family gatherings and summer festivities to which I can bring a big ol’ salad bowl brimming with green salad.

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This week, I whipped up this simple Caesar dressing and made a giant salad with a bunch of chopped Romaine and tossed it with a batch of Simple Home-made Whole-Grain Croutons

How to Make Simple Egg-Free Caesar Salad Dressing

  • Making a garlic and salt paste ensures the garlic will be incorporated evenly throughout the dressing and you won’t get a big bite of it in the salad- instead you’ll have an overall awesome garlic flavor. Start by peeling the garlic clove.

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  • Roughly chop the garlic and then sprinkle coarse kosher salt on top. You can also use regular table salt. But if you do so, read this first to see why you should use half the amount.

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  • Use the side of your chef’s knife to press down on the garlic and salt to form a smooth paste.

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  • While you are chopping, go ahead an chop the anchovies. Even though they are going into the food processor, this step will make sure they break down evenly. And note: anchovies are a classic caesar dressing ingredient that really amp up that umami flavor. Bonus that anchovies are rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Vitamin A, Calcium and Iron just to name a few!

I’m here today to show you how to make simple egg-free caesar salad dressing that just also happens to be naturally gluten free and low carb! | Healthy Seasonal Recipes #saladdressing #glutenfree #eggfree #lowcarb

  • Scrape the chopped anchovies and the garlic and salt paste up off the cutting board and add them to a food processor fitted with a steel blade attachment. If you have a smaller blender (with a narrow style pitcher) you can also use that. But a wider blender like a vitamix wont work well because there will not be enough dressing to come above the blade. If you want an alternative to the food processor you can use a mini prep, and imersion blender or you can always whisk by hand. If you do so, make sure to chop the anchovies very finely.

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  • Add extra-virgin olive oil (I prefer a mildly fruity olive oil for Caesar dressing) grated Pecorino Romano cheese, fresh lemon juice and pepper to your food processor or blender.
  • Since this is an egg free Caesar salad dressing, the dressing would otherwise come out of suspension rather quickly. But I’ve added in a hearty spoon of Dijon mustard which is a natural source of lecithin, which acts as the emulsifier in the dressing. The Pecorino is also helpful in keeping the dressing in suspension (it act as a physical emulsifier.)

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  • This dressing is different from classic Caesar made in the bowl because it relies on the food processor or blender to make the emulsion. Just one more way to keep it egg free.

I’m here today to show you how to make simple egg-free caesar salad dressing that just also happens to be naturally gluten free and low carb! | Healthy Seasonal Recipes #saladdressing #glutenfree #eggfree #lowcarb

Ta-dah! In just 15 minutes (10 if you’re moving right along) you will have this awesome jar of loveliness.

Note: This dressing is really strong, so taste as you go when you’re tossing it with your greens. I like to add a generous amount of Pecorino Romano as I’m tossing. The saltiness helps to balance the lemon’s acidity.

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You’ll be happy to know it can dress a surprisingly large bowl of greens which is a good thing because this salad will disappear quickly.

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Thanks so much for stopping by to check out how to make simple egg-free caesar salad dressing! And don’t forget…

May is Salad Month on Healthy Seasonal Recipes. Every year I make salads, salad dressings and other such salady goodies for the entire month. You can browse all the Salad Month recipes here.

Simple Egg Free Caesar Salad Dressing
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 cup

Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

Simple Egg Free Caesar Salad Dressing

This simple egg-free caesar salad dressing also happens to be naturally gluten free and low carb. It's snap to make and ready in just 15 minutes!

Ingredients

  • 1 small clove garlic
  • ½ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 4 anchovies, chopped
  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

Instructions

  1. Peel and mince garlic clove. Sprinkle salt over the garlic and mash with the side of a chef’s knife to form a smooth paste. Scrape garlic paste into a food processor or blender. Add anchovies, oil, cheese, lemon juice, Dijon and pepper and puree until smooth and pale yellow, about 30 seconds.

Notes

To make ahead: Can be made up to one day ahead.

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