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Egg Free Caesar Dressing

A homemade Caesar Dressing recipe that is egg free and anchovy free, but still has the same great taste! You’ll love this version of Caesar dressing on your salads.

Egg Free Caesar Dressing

Do you read alot of books?

I tend to go through these highs and lows, I’ll read a bunch at one time and then nothing for like 10 months.  While I was in Mexico I read this incredible book entitled Bread & Wine {a love letter to life around the table with recipes} by Shauna Niequist.  I had no idea how much this book would impact me.

The past couple of months I have been going through this healing process.  In June, Mike and I found out we were pregnant with our second child. We told our entire family while we were in Hawaii and when we came back we went to the doctor for our first ultrasound to see the baby. We heard the heartbeat and found out that we were 8 weeks along and that the baby would be due in February.

So much joy and excitement!

A week later, I started to bleed here and there. As the weekend approached I started to have really bad pain and excessive bleeding. We went into the doctors office first thing Monday morning and found out that we had miscarried.

Nothing can prepare you for that moment… seeing nothing on the ultrasound screen. No heartbeat. No baby. I felt like my heart had gone into my stomach.  It took all I had to keep from breaking down and balling in front of the ultrasound technician. The hopes and dreams we had for this baby were shattered.

So, as I said, Mike and I have been going through a grieving process, but looking forward to what God has for our family. The Bread & Wine book was not only incredible because it talks about hospitality, how all good things happen around the table, and has great recipes at the end of each chapter. But Shauna shares her life with you. She shares the highs and lows. She has had multiple miscarriages and waited several years before they were blessed with a baby.

There were lots of tears on my end reading through this book, as I grieved yet again for what was lost. But was also reminded yet again of  Gods faithfulness and goodness in my life.

I can’t tell you why bad things happen. Why people have to go through hardships or why there is so much pain in our world. But I can tell you, that I have found comfort, peace, and joy through the hardships in my life.  God is my comforter, my rock, and my ever present help in time of need.  I know that He has a better plan for me than I have for myself, and I can’t wait to see that plan unfold!

One of the awesome recipes in the Bread & Wine book was this Caesar Salad Dressing recipe. What I loved about this Caesar Dressing is that it requires no eggs or anchovies, so very pregnancy friendly. 🙂 In my opinion it rivals the Cheesecake Factory’s Caesar Dressing! I hope you all enjoy!

How to Make Egg Free Caesar Salad Dressing

To get started, put 1 garlic clove in a food processor and process.

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Next add 1/4 cup of white vinegar, 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard, a few dashes of tabasco, juice of half a lemon,  and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Blend.

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To finish off add 1/4 cup of olive oil and 1 Tablespoon of grated Parmesan cheese. Blend until everything is combined.

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{Recipe from Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist}

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Egg Free Caesar Dressing

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Food Processor
  • Cuisine: Italian


A homemade Caesar Dressing recipe that is egg free and anchovy free, but still has the same great taste! You’ll love this version of Caesar dressing on your salads.


  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon of stone ground mustard
  • a few dashes of tabasco, to taste
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 1 Tablespoon grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar


  1. Put garlic clove in a food processor and process.
  2. Next add white vinegar, stone ground mustard, tabasco, juice of half a lemon, and sugar. Blend.
  3. To finish off add olive oil and grated Parmesan cheese. Blend until everything is combined.
  4. Serve with salad.


Recipe from Bread & Wine by Shauna Niequist

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18 comments on “Egg Free Caesar Dressing”

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    Samantha @ Five Heart Home

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Krista. I hope that things are getting easier for you, and I think that you are very wise and brave to trust in God’s plan for your family.

    I love the idea of an egg-free Caesar! I’m never really comfortable feeding the real stuff to my small children. Thanks for sharing this one…pinning!

    1. Thanks so much Samantha. Things are definitely better and I know that we will have another one when the time is right! πŸ™‚

      The egg free caesar is awesome, and just as creamy as the one with eggs. Its definitely worth a try especially for the kiddos! Thanks for pinning and stopping by!

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    Dani @ See Hubby Cook

    I’m sorry you had to go through that, Krista. I still remember going in for my ultrasound and being told there’s nothing there, only to be told afterwards by the dr that she knew there wouldn’t be (I had been bleeding for weeks and my numbers were acting weird) but wanted me to see for myself. Worst feeling in the world. Wish I could be there with you for a big hug and a large cup of something warm to drink!
    Until that day comes (hopefully before Heaven) I’ll make this dressing, have a salad, and think of you.

    1. Oh girl! I’m sorry to hear that you went through that too. Your right, nothing can prepare you for that moment. It is heartbreaking and that fear of it happening again I’m sure will be there the next time we get pregnant. But, the encouraging thing is that though it is hard to go through there are so many women who have experienced it and we are all bound together in this and can help each other heal. πŸ™‚ Wish I could take you up on that warm drink too! πŸ™‚

      Enjoy the salad dressing my friend!

  3. You are a strong woman and incredible one to say the least.

    Jeremiah 29:11
    For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, β€œplans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

    I’m loving this dressing! I just told my sister that everyone should be making their own dressing because of how simple it is!

    1. Thank you so much Tahny. Huge encouragement! That verse is one of my favorites and so awesome that God gave us this promise. πŸ™‚

      You are so right on with the dressing, it is crazy how easy it is. Plus, then you know exactly what is in it.

    1. Awesome! I hope you love it and you will have to let me know if you can taste the difference as you are a caesar lover! πŸ™‚

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    Maggie @ The Love Nerds

    I LOVE that this recipe has no anchovies! I have been wanting to try a homemade recipe for caesar but anchovies gross me out. I also think this might be a good option for my dad who has had to limit the amount of eggs he eats since his heart attack.

    Thanks for sharing!!

    1. That is exactly why I like this recipe, anchovies kinda freak me out and I didn’t want them just sitting around the house until I used the rest of them up. Even with out the eggs in this recipe it is still creamy, I hope you dad loves it! Hope he is doing okay after his heart attack. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by Maggie!

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    Gloria // Simply Gloria

    I must be an emotional wreck this week… I’m just crying with everything. And, this made me sad to read the pain you went through. I wish we didn’t have to endure such hardship through the paths of life. You’re right, it is so unexplainable. I truly believe time heals all wounds… to a point. And, it gets a little better. How amazing you read that book. (=
    Love this recipe, btw! Always love making the homemade stuff! (Why do the store bought stuff always have that icky after taste?! (Bcz it has all the crap in it!)

    1. Gloria, you are so sweet. You just have a huge heart of compassion! Thank you for the encouragement. I know that things happen for a reason and we will have a baby when its the right time. πŸ™‚ But in the mean time there is growth and time does heal all pain! πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by and the sweet comments. I hope you and that cute fam of yours enjoy it, homemade is so much better than store bought.

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    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet

    Oh Krista, I am so sorry for you! God is our comforter and I am glad you have Him to turn to! Thanks for sharing and the recipe!

    1. Your so sweet, thank you very much. Yes, he is definitely my comforter. πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by and the encouraging comments.

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    Melanie @ Carmelmoments.com

    I never buy store bought dressing any more. I’m always coming up with new concoctions. Some we like. Some not so much. I look forward to trying this soon!

  8. Certainly a family favorite- so happy to now be able to make my own AND have it eggless. Thank you my friend!

    1. I know right! πŸ™‚ Caesar’s from the store are always so thick and creamy. This one was perfect and still had the same great taste. Hope you enjoy my friend.