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Today we have a special treat for you. This Homemade Caesar Dressing (see below) will be a delightful addition to your recipe collection. We have provided pictures of our favorite way to make up a caesar salad, but the real magic of this dish is the homemade dressing.
A lot of the dressings you can buy at the store are full of extra and unnecessary sugars and preservatives to make it taste good and last a long time. Unfortunately, so many of us buy into the market of convenience and blindly consume things that we do not understand.
Now, I don’t want to this to be a tirade of the food industry. There are an awful lot of good things happening, but for all the good, there will always be those trying to make a quick buck.
That’s one of the reasons why we like to encourage people try making things like dressings for yourself. If you make your own dressing, you have control over exactly what goes into it. You can be creative and make it your own. You never know–you might end up liking what you make even better than what you can get in a store.
A good rule of thumb is to get as much color on your plate as possible–especially greens. Many of us spend our time eating brown/tan foods (meat, potatoes, breads, fried foods, etc.). Only having brown on your plate isn’t very pleasing to the eye or, in many cases, the colon, and the pay off is sometimes bloating, lethargy, constipation, acne, and so on. So do your body a favor and try to get lots of color on that plate!
The more natural color you have, the more your digestive track will be thanking you in the hours and days to come. You will have more energy, your skin will look clearer, your eyes brighter, and things will run smoothly in the mother-nature category, if you know what I mean. 😉
(I’m not making any guarantees here. There are all kinds of reasons why our bodies might react poorly to our food choices. I have just found this to be a good rule of thumb regarding food and nutrition in my own life.)
And isn’t it just more fun to eat something that looks that good? That’s the work of aesthetics, baby.
If you like our dressing, remember to share with your friends. Feel free to leave a comment with your thoughts on how your Homemade Caesar Dressing worked out! We love to hear from you.
Homemade Caesar Dressing
- 1 egg yolk
- 3/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons anchovy paste or 4 flat anchovy fillets
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 3/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 cup “light” extra virgin olive oil **
- salt to taste
Mix all the ingredients, minus the oil in a blender.
SLOWLY drizzle the light olive oil while blending, this drizzle process should take 2-3 minutes. **Note the need for "light" extra virgin olive oil will have a better taste than regular extra virgin olive oil.
Will last refrigerated approximately 1 week.
**Note the need for "light" extra virgin olive oil will have a better taste than regular extra virgin olive oil.