The Story Behind My Caesar Dressing Recipe
Have you ever found yourself preparing a meal and suddenly come to the harsh realization that you are missing one of the key ingredients? Immediately a rush of panic comes over you. The thought of venturing to the car and driving ten minutes to the store puts you in a mini depression. You accept the fact that this dish is not meant to be, and now you are fully on board with abandoning it and heating up some simple, dull Ramen noodles. You are completely unsatisfied with your college-age dinner tonight but at least you didn’t have to go out.
The history and creation of Caesar Dressing Recipe came about in a similar fashion. Caesar Dressing was invented by an Italian immigrant who had a depleted kitchen after an extra busy 4th of July weekend. Instead of panicking and to rushing out to pick up missing ingredients, he used what resources he had and created a Caesar Dressing Recipe that is still ever so popular today. He was creative and it payed off for him.
I wish I had an elaborate fun story explaining how I discovered my Caesar Dressing Recipe. Honestly, I cannot for the life of me remember how it came to form. Knowing me, I probably spent 5 minutes or so searching through the fridge looking for the store bought Wishbone Dressing before surrendering to my laziness.
Although impatient when it comes to finding things in the fridge. I have all the patience in the world when it comes to developing recipes. I immediately went to Google and found the basic ingredients in a Caesar Dressing Recipe.
- Garlic √
- Coddled Egg (Whatever that means) × I will substitute Mayonnaise √
- Parmesan Cheese √
- Olive Oil √
- Creative ingredients √
After many experiments, I finally got my dressing just right! This Caesar Dressing Recipe is very popular among my customers. On a regular basis, I have had multiple catering customers ask if I am willing to sell my Caesar Dressing alone. It is a staple to my menu and can be used for many different dishes. I am happy to share it with you!
Besides the rich and unique flavor of a homemade Caesar Dressing Recipe, you can also save some money if you need a lot of it. Store bought dressing is often marked up and can add up quick. Here is the cost breakdown of homemade dressing
1 cup Mayo 0.13 cents per ounce $1.03
1 clove of Garlic 0.75 cents per head $0.12
1/2 cup Olive Oil 6.00 per bottle $1.50
2/3 cup Parm Cheese 3.00 per 8 ounces $1.00
1/2 Lemon 0.50 cents per lemon $0.25
1 tsp Worcestershire 2.00 per 5 ounces $0.10 (rounded)
Salt and pepper
14 ounces of homemade Caesar Dressing $ 4.00 (Cost) Catering Price $8.00
Hosting a party?
- Homemade dressing shows uniqueness to your salad dishes.
- You can make this dressing a couple days in advance and store in in a plastic squeeze bottle for easy access.
- The garlic in this dressing adds the perfect balance to the romaine lettuce and homemade croutons.
- This dressing makes an awesome marinade for raw meats and it is great on chicken wings and other appetizers.