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Monday, September 24, 2012

Spicy Caesar Dressing

Last week I posted my very first salad recipe.. :) I'm obviously proud of that...  and, to prove just how proud I am, you will be bombarded with salads over the next few weeks.  Ok, ok, bombarded sounds quite harsh, doesn't it?  Well, you will at least see a lot more salads highlighted here than you have ever seen before.  Some of it has to do that I just recently found out, Chris would eat "just a salad" for dinner if it had the right ingredients.  (Again, I'm loving that we have been together for so long and yet I'm still learning new things about him!)  It also has to do with the fact that salads like this are very simple to put together and since I'm working such long hours lately, I can use all the help I can get when it comes to getting dinner on the table.

With that said, this is of course, about the dressing, not necessarily the salad.  I've been researching Caesar dressings that did not use anchovies.  All of them substituted Worcestershire sauce... which was a bit of a duh moment for me... I mean Worcestershire sauce is made with anchovies!!  The perfect substitution!!!  And, just for fun, I added a little Sriracha too to help spice it up a bit.  Now, I know the title says Caesar dressing, but don't think that just because it references a specific salad that it means it's the only salad you can use it on.  That's just nonsense!  Use it on a regular side salad, use it in chicken or tuna salad, us it to  marinate chicken... I really don't care what you do, as long as you give it a try!!

Spicy Caesar Dressing
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
Printable Recipe 
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated parmesan cheese
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon Sriracha
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

In a measuring cup or small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until well combined.  Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to use.  Can be made up to 1 day in advance.  Enjoy!

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StephenC said...

Now to the titles Tilapia Tootsie and Sauce Queen I need to add Dressing Diva.

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Love this - certainly perks up a regular Ceasar salad - I'd have "only a salad" for dinner if it were this one!
mary x

Cranberry Morning said...

Jenn, this is perfect! I love Caesar dressing but never buy it any longer due to the typical bad ingredients. But this is great, and I have all the ingredients on hand! I'm making this today. And btw, we now use Sriracha sauce in tomato juice. It makes it SO much better! (thanks for introducing me to Sriracha.) :-)

Mary said...

Look at you with TWO salads now! The dressing sounds great and you know what? I had no idea that Worcestershire was made from anchovies!

Pam said...

I may have to make this soon... it looks and sounds fantastic!

Debra said...

This looks delicious! My husband would never have been caught dead eating a salad before we got married. I slowly conditioned him to like them and now we are golden. :)

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

Rick Bayless has a Caesar Dressing salad in one of his cookbooks that is out-of-this-world. I served it for Larry and Bev when they were here. They liked it. If you don't have all his cookbooks, I'll send you the recipe. Let me know. And yes, it has worcestershire sauce. And cayenne. sealed

Chris said...

No anchovies or anchovy paste? I'm shocked ;)