Like my mother and father, I not only like a good Caesar salad, but I enjoy it with anchovies (much to Ed’s dismay).  I know that traditional Caesar salad dressing can be very high in calories, so when my friend, Sarah S, turned me onto this recipe recently I was very happy.

It’s much lighter, but still has that underlying Caesar taste.  This comes from the Worcestershire sauce that contains many ingredients, including anchovies – a key ingredient in a traditional Caesar salad.  I like to use it with baby romaine lettuce leaves and grated Pecorino-Romano cheese – to make a simple, but tasty salad.  The combination of this dressing with the baby romaine lettuce are a great take on the traditional Caesar salad.  This is one of a few homemade salad dressings I always have on hand in my refrigerator.

A bit of food trivia… did you know Worcestershire sauce has been sold commercially since 1837?

Caesar-Style Dressing
Recipe type: Sauce
Serves: Makes a bit less than a cup
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  1. Combine all ingredients except olive oil. Pour olive oil into mixture while whisking constantly.
  2. After dressing the salad, add freshly grated or shredded Percorino-Romano or Parmesan cheese.


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2012-07-05T10:22:39+00:00 March 25th, 2012|Categories: Sauces|Tags: , |0 Comments

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