5 ingredient Caesar salad dressing

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Everyone in my family loves garlic and lemon. Which is lucky, because you don’t want there to be one person who doesn’t love garlic…

As you can imagine, Caesar salads are really popular at my house at dinnertime, either served on the side or topped with protein as the main dish.

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But have you ever looked at what’s in a bottle of commercially prepared Caesar salad dressing? One of the biggest producers has nearly 40 ingredients in theirs, including delicious little morsels like hydrolyzed soy protein, dried corn syrup, soy oil, yellow #5 and more.

But what if I told you that in only 5 minutes – and with 5 ingredients – you could have a fresh Caesar dressing full of things you probably have in your kitchen right now?

My mayo-free recipe keeps things simple, combining healthy oil and a dash or protein with fresh raw garlic to help keep your immune system ready for battle and lots and lots of lemon!

I happen to have a Frescolio right around the corner from my house and have used several of their oils to make this dressing. At the moment, I’m using their Picual extra virgin olive oil which has a hint of grassiness that I really like.

5 ingredient Caesar salad dressing

1/2 C extra virgin olive oil
1/4 C plain, unsweetened Greek yogurt (at least 2%)
2 minced or grated garlic cloves
5 dashes Worcestershire (or gluten-free/vegan alternative)
Zest and juice from one lemon
Add a shake of sea salt and some freshly ground black pepper

Mix all ingredients in a glass storage container and store in the fridge. Try to make it ahead of time so the dressing can sit for a few hours, allowing the flavours to set.

Toss with washed organic romaine lettuce and garnish with sourdough or gluten-free croutons. As a main meal, top with cooked chicken, nitrate-free bacon or tempeh strips.