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Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing

hcsdI have been wanting to make salad dressing for a few weeks. I have been waffling between Caesar and Ranch and today I finally settled on Caesar.

I am not a huge salad fan so I really don’t know why I felt the need to make dressing for one. Sometimes it’s best not to try to understand these things and just go with them.

As I’m sure you’ve read here, I am very fortunate to have a nice, high speed blender so I didn’t have to worry about whisking endlessly. I let my blender do all the work.

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing
1/2 cup olive oil
2 egg yolks
1 clove of garlic, or more if you’d like garlic Caesar
Juice of one lemon
1/3 cup grated parmesan
2-4 anchovy filets

1. Put the ingredients in your blender and slowly increase speed.
2. Blend on high for 20 seconds.
3. Refrigerate until cool.
4. Serve on your favorite mix of greens.

As I was prepping to make my dressing, the Teenager was returning from giving a new student a cello lesson. And what did he have in his arms? TWO HUGE CUCUMBERS! Yay! So happy! I will put some in my most Americanized Caesar Salad which will be served alongside some French Bread Pizza. I’m looking forward to this very simple summer dinner.

If you don’t love anchovies, you can leave them out. I happen to really like them in my Caesar Salad dressing. In fact, I put them on top of my salad!