This Whole30 Caesar Dressing is perfect for all of your whole30 and clean eating needs. One of the best ways to save money when doing the whole30 is by making your own condiments. This recipe is tangy, salty, and oh so rich in flavor. You can have yourself homemade caesar dressing in less than 10 minutes.
This dressing can pair well with any greens or proteins. It is also great as is with some fresh raw vegetables to dip into it. I love to use this dressing in salads and wraps as well.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- It is simple! You just dice the garlic cloves, stir all of the ingredients together, and serve.
- This dressing is paleo, whole30, keto friendly, diary free, and soy free.
- I love to use this recipe in my Paleo Chicken Caesar Wraps. It is the perfect pairing!
- This recipe is kid friendly as well! The anchovy paste does not have an overwhelming flavor that would turn kids away from the dressing.
- This is a great dressing to make in advance and keep in the refrigerator for the week ahead or make in advance and serve at your next dinner party.
- We also have this Caesar Dressing recipe listed on my local weekly meal prep menu that delivers all over Pittsburgh, PA.
- Anchovy paste– Embrace the anchovies! This is what gives this dressing its tangy, salty and rich taste. You can find the paste near the canned tuna in the grocery store. Be sure to get wild caught!
- Lemon juice-This enhances the tangy taste, do not skip!
- Steak sauce–Typical caesar dressing calls for Worcestershire sauce but that is not whole30 compliant. I use this whole30 steak sauce in place of it and it does the trick!
- Dijon mustard–This adds another layer of tangy-ness to this recipe. It is also a natural emulsifier meaning it holds everything together.
- Fresh garlic-Second to anchovy paste, fresh garlic is the second most important ingredient. Garlic is what makes caesar dressing, caesar dressing!
- Avocado mayo-Avocado mayo is mayo that is derived from avocado oil instead of canola oil which is extremely inflammatory.
- Salt & pepper– Add to the rich taste. You can omit the pepper if you are sensitive to nightshades.
See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions and Variations
- Anchovy paste has its own salt content as well. When you make this dish for the first time, you may need to taste test prior to adding additional salt to ensure the dressing isn’t overly salty.
- If you are not dairy free, you can use your mayo of choice.
This recipe has not been tested with other substitutions or variations. If you replace or add any ingredients, please let us know how it turned out in the comments below!
Step by Step Instructions
- Tip # 1: If you don’t like to hand chop fresh garlic, I love a garlic mincer! You can also use a hand grater as well.
- Tip # 2: It is a great opportunity to prepare fresh garlic and lemon juice in advance. You can use a food processor to bulk mince fresh garlic and a lemon juicer to juice bulk lemons in advance and keep in the refrigerator for any recipe.
- Tip # 3: I recommend using mason jars for storing dressings in the refrigerator.
I have only tested it out two weeks in the fridge. I suggest storing it in an airtight dressing bottle. You can buy one like this one here or use a recycled dressing bottle.
I don’t recommend freezing this dressing. It will change the consistency of the dressing. I have not tested this though.
I love to make a simple caesar salad with fresh greens and add salmon or chicken to it as well as homemade croutons.
This recipe can be stored in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
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Whole30 Caesar Dressing (Paleo & Keto Friendly)
- Small whisk or fork
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl with a small whisk or fork. Keep the dressing in an air tight container for up to 2 weeks.