Vinaigrette Caesar Salad Dressing

This garlic packed dressing is not approved for date night, but is sure to keep the vampires away! Homemade Vinaigrette Caesar Salad Dressing is sure to be a staple in your home once you realize how easy, delicious and affordable it is to make!

Oh, how I love Spring! I love the fresh abundance of cheap produce, the new-found energy to host social gatherings and being able to wear shoes that are not rated for -40 degree weather. Can’t forget about the birds, bunnies and tulips!

I also enjoy eating lighter meals at this time of year. I feel less compelled to spend long amounts of time in the kitchen after work as there are so many things to do and enjoy. Why spend an hour stirring a hot pot of soup when you can go outdoors and listen to the birds? When I am feeling particularly energized to explore outside I quickly chop-up fresh veggies and grill a chicken breast or hard-boil eggs and serve as a light, yet energizing, entrée salad. But a salad is only as good as it’s dressing! Treat your wallet and taste buds to a quick and easy Homemade Vinaigrette Caesar Salad Dressing.

Passed-on to me by a family friend (and tweaked and perfected over the years), this Vinaigrette ode to Caesar salad dressing packs a garlic punch but is complimented by a lemon-y and light flavor. If you’ve ever been to a dinner party at my house, you know the one!

Vinaigrette Caesar Salad Dressing

Category: Salads, Sauce, Side Dish

Vinaigrette Caesar Salad Dressing


  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • 3/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese


  1. In a food processor, chop garlic cloves. Add mustard, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, egg yolk and parsley. Pulse until well combined.
  2. Set aside for at least a half hour to allow flavours to come together.
  3. Right before serving, add canola oil and parmesan cheese and mix well.
  4. Generously pour over mixture of salad greens, tomatoes and green onions (or your salad fixings of choice!)
  5. Store in an air-tight container and use within two days. Alternatively, marinate chicken breasts or thighs in fridge with leftover dressing for a great BBQ dish!

Looking for the old photo? Yea, it was about time this Budget Basic Homemade Vinaigrette Caesar Salad Dressing got a face lift! Updated July 2017

Caesar Salad vinaigrette dressing






  1. I think Caesar would be proud! Can’t wait to try this. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. diversivore

    I love love love love homemade dressings. If I had my way, everyone would learn how to make salad dressing and nobody would ever buy the bottled stuff again. I love how easy this is – basic pantry staples and some easy produce, and BAM you’ve got an awesome, incredible, inexpensive salad. Great stuff.

  3. Mmm I love different variations on caesar salad dressings and am always looking for a lighter version! Yours sounds delicious and easy!

  4. I always love caesar salad! This one is perfect.

  5. Yum! Love homemade dressings…so much better than store bought! I’ve been eating salads like crazy so I’ll have to give this dressing a try next time 🙂 Bring on the garlic 😉

  6. I love homemade dressing! They’re so easy to make, taste so much better and are healthier too! This one sounds delicious, love the addition of fresh parsley!

    • PeppersPennies

      Thanks Gabrielle! It is such a staple in my household. I have been giving this recipe to friends for years. I am happy I finally have pictures that are worthy of this delish dressing!

  7. Nothing compares to homemade dressing! It is so easy to make and brings so much flavour to a carefully prepared salad. The vinaigrette style is perfect for a light summer time salad.

    • PeppersPennies

      You’ve got it, girl! I love having a mason jar of this on hand for lazy dinners out on the deck in the sun. As mentioned in the post, it is a great marinade for pork and chicken. Super easy! Thanks for coming by!

  8. I will try this recipe without the egg yolk replacing with yogurt i guess 🙂 good one!

    • PeppersPennies

      Hi Suki, My sister in law is allergic with eggs and I simply omit them. The egg yolk really is to help the oil hold to the lettuce/veggies. It is still yummy without, but I have played around with 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt in the dressing and that is amazing, too!

  9. I’m a big fan of the vinaigrette Caesar dressings too. I find they are lighter and have more flavour then their creamy counterparts. This one looks relish!

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