This is our adaptation of an authentic Caesar dressing. However, we do skip the anchovies. If you add them, we would recommend omitting or reducing the salt.
4 large garlic cloves - minced or crushed
4 tablespoons lemon juice
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 Teaspoon salt
2/3-cup olive oil
2 tablespoons water, buttermilk or half and half*
2/3-cup Parmesan cheese
Whisk all ingredients together or pulse in processor until combined
Dressing can be refrigerated 2-3 days prior to using.
However, remove from refrigerator for about 1 hour and mix well prior to serving. If too thick, mix in 1-2 Tablespoons additional milk, water, or half and half
For an authentic Caesar dressing, pour over cleaned, dried, torn romaine lettuce
However this dressing is delicious with any lettuce you choose.
Optional additions when ready to serve, top with Garlic croutons, grilled or poached salmon, cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives
Make freshly ground pepper available to guests
If serving this for Shabbos or Yom Tov, simply pre-grind pepper into a decorative bowl, and place a tiny spoon with it
*Using the real dairy products will make a richer dressing
Recipe, Kosher, dairy