Caesar Vinaigrette

Caesar Vinaigrette

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"Here's a smooth and tasty alternative to regular Caesar dressing. This recipe has stood the test of time in my kitchen, and is requested often. It tastes best on Romaine tossed with 'Spring Mix' lettuces. The dressing will keep up to two weeks in the refrigerator in an air-tight container."


15 m servings 128 cals
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Original recipe yields 12 servings



  • Calories:
  • 128 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 13.2 g
  • 20%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.1g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 144 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir the white wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, lemon zest, sugar, Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper together in a bowl. Gradually whisk in the olive oil to make an emulsion, or thickened vinaigrette mixture. Stir in the garlic. Add the Parmesan cheese just before serving.
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  1. 44 Ratings


Light, refreshing dressing that lets the salad greens shine and be the star. Didn't add the Parmesan to the dressing, preferring to add freshly shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano right before serving. A...

Excellent salad dressing! It's more of a vinaigrette than a traditional Caesar dressing. It's great with or without the Parmesan cheese. And, it doesn't overpower your mixed greens - this is a...

Pretty good tasting, but boy is it ugly looking! Maybe I'll try it with white balsamic to make the colour less brown. If you could make it nicer looking, it would work well as a dip for baby rom...

I made this and served it in France (where the dressing bar is very high), and there were smiles all around. I couldn't find white wine vinegar, though, so I used all balsamic. It didn't seem to...

This is really tasty. When I make salad dressing, I always leave out the oil. When ready to serve, I toss the salad with oil to coat, then add the dressing. This works a lot better because t...

I got used to the store-bought caesar vinaigrette, but realized after making dinner + salads one evening that I was out- so I searched and found this recipe. I followed it pretty closely, excep...

My husband loved this recipe. I didn't use all of the oil or any lemon zest but it was really good.

although it's not a classic Caesar dressing; it's simple and delicious alternative to those who do not like anchovies.

Don't go in expecting regular caesar dressing (the creamy or vinaigrette kind)... but it was good and a bit different from the usual. I think the lemon zest taste was a bit off for me--next time...