Cheat’s Caesar Salad Dressing

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Cheat’s Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

Cheat’s Caesar Salad Dressing

This is a salad dressing I love making to accompany a pizza or pasta night. It goes down equally well as a side to a BBQ when we are entertaining. I am always asked, “what IS this?”. It almost doesn’t deserve the attention it gets with how simple it is to make! It’s as easy as combining a few ingredients to create a creamy, smooth dressing reminiscent of a Caesar salad dressing. Add garlic croutons, crunchy bacon bits and anchovies to make it sing as a dish on its own.

  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2-4 1x


Units Scale
  • 1/3 cup store-bought whole egg mayonnaise
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 heaped tbsp parmesan, freshly grated, plus extra to sprinkle on top
  • 1/2 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 23 cups of lettuce leaves, cos lettuce (pictured), gem lettuce or oak leaf lettuce, washed


  1. Combine dressing ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Add lettuce leaves, and toss to coat.
  3. Sprinkle with remaining parmesan to serve.


MAKE AHEAD – Wash and dry lettuce. Store in an airtight container or reusable bag with a sheet of paper towel to absorb moisture. Keep for between 3-5 days. 

LEFTOVERS – Once dressed, this salad is best served and eaten immediately.

  • Author: Nicole
  • Prep Time: 5 mins

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