The easiest Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing with NO raw eggs and NO anchovies! Just 5 common pantry ingredients make this version super creamy and flavorful. 

I have always found Caesar Salad Dressing to be intimidating.

Maybe it’s because every time I read a recipe, it has a note like this: “WARNING: This recipe contains raw eggs. Do not consume raw eggs if you are pregnant, elderly, young, wearing false eyelashes, or it’s Wednesday.” 

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing in a clear bowl with a Caesar salad in a clear bowl in the background.

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HYPERBOLE. But even if I fall into NONE of those classes, I’ve paused. I’m wondering if my eggs are safe enough to eat raw. And anchovies? Delicious but a bit scary, too. Do I get the ones packed in salt or oil? Do I rinse them? Do I chop them? Do I tell people that this salad dressing contains anchovies?

I’m officially exhausted and making ranch.

But seriously, what I love about this recipe is that you don’t have to fiddle with raw eggs and anchovies. And yet, this dressing tastes exactly the way you think it should! So what’s the secret?

Mayonnaise contains loads of eggs. Worcestershire sauce contains anchovies. Done and done.

Caesar dressing being poured onto Caesar salad ingredients in a clear bowl.

Mix those up with a bit of spicy brown mustard, Parmesan cheese, and lemon juice. That’s it! Just 5 ingredients and nothing weird!

I love it when that happens. Less weirdness always.

By the way, try this best salad ever with your fresh batch of non-egg, non-anchovy super creamy and delicious Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing.

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing in a clear bowl with a Caesar salad in a clear bowl in the background.

Caesar Salad Dressing

The easiest Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing with NO raw eggs and NO anchovies! Just 5 common pantry ingredients make this version super creamy and flavorful. Naturally gluten free.
4.98 from 37 votes
Prep Time 1 min
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 2 mins
Servings 12 servings
Course Pantry
Cuisine American
Calories 134


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Season to taste with salt and pepper (I like ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper).


Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 170mgPotassium: 21mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 22IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg
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  1. This seems super easy to make! And i love how most of these ingredients can be found in any kitchen. Would this basically be considered Keto-Friendly?5 stars

    1. Hi Giselle, yes this is SO keto! 15.5g fat in 2 tablespoons! Virtually no carbs and low in protein. This is definitely keto. If you need anything else, just let me know! I’ve done keto before. :D -Meggan

    2. I’m a huge fan of pantry ingredient dressings and sauces, and this does not disappoint! Thank you for the clarifications on the worchestershire/anchovy debacle (yes I know anchovies are in Worcestershire sauce)and the raw egg issue. A few of my friends have allergy concerns and this is a great alternative!

  2. Wanted to make a Caesar salad today and realized I had no Caesar dressing in the pantry. I also had limited ingredients. This recipe was perfect and i had all the ingredients. Everyone loved it and said it was the best salad they’ve ever had. I was amazed at how easy and delicious it was. Thanks for posting and yum yum yum!  Merry Christmas! 5 stars

    1. You’re so kind. I just try to remember that there are humans on the other side and if we were having this conversation face-to-face, alL I would want to do was tell them everything will be ok! LOL! It’s just a recipe! But I know on a bad day it can seem like the end of the world. I appreciate you, thanks a lot. :D

  3. You know that most-if not all-Mayonnaise is made with raw eggs, right? not sure then, how this recipe is technically ‘egg-free’?

    1. My description is poorly-worded and I need to fix it. It was never my attention to say the recipe is “egg free,” but rather just that you don’t have to make it with actual eggs. Many traditional versions of Caesar dressing are made in a blend with whole eggs. My “shortcut” is to use mayonnaise so the eggs are already in there. But clearly I need to check the post and make sure I don’t sound like an idiot. Thank you Anj and sorry!!! :/

  4. Usually people who want no anchovies want no fish in general, and Worcestershire sauce has sardines… so this doesn’t help for vegetarians or fish allergies.

    1. You could be right. Personally I just don’t like to cook with anchovies even though I know they taste good in small doses. So the point is that I don’t have to buy (and not use up) nor mess around with anchovies. I don’t really know very many people who regularly buy or are willing to cook with anchovies, but a lot of people have Worcestershire in the pantry. But yes you’re absolutely right.

  5. Listen. Best Caesar dressing ever. Amazing. I have been singing its praises for a month!! Thank you for sharing!!!!5 stars

    1. I hope you like it, Brooke! I’m *trying* to get over my aversion to anchovies, but it’s a long road. :) Thanks for your comment!