Restaurant Style Caesar Salad Dressing - Newport Mesa Moms

Need an easy lunch idea for the week? This super simple Restaurant Style Caesar Dressing can be thrown over salad (homemade or bagged) for a quick midday meal. Add grilled or rotisserie chicken strips for protein (or sub in chickpeas for a vegetarian option). And if you’re not feeling a salad, throw the whole mix into a wrap or tortilla. Thank you to our sister site Beach Cities Moms for sharing this go-to recipe.


makes enough for 1 large salad or 2 small   

2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 medium clove garlic
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1.5 Tablespoons vegan mayo (such as Vegenaise)
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/3 cup avocado oil

  1. Add lemon juice, red wine vinegar, garlic, mustard, mayo, parmesan, salt, and pepper to a blender or food processor. Blend for a few seconds until combined.
  2. With the motor running on low, slowly add in the olive oil and then avocado oil. Place the lid and turn to high, blending for 30 seconds or so until smooth.  Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.


Suggested salad:

Chopped romaine, kale, or a combo
Croutons or crispy chickpeas
Shaved parmesan
Cherry tomatoes and/or avocado

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