Caesar Dip & Dressing

This Twenty-Year-Old Recipe Never Fails

If you like creamy dips which can turn into a dressing, and a unique appetizer salad, this is one for the ages.

INGREDIENTS: Makes 3 cups

  • mayonnaise – 2 cups
  • sour cream – 1 cup [or cottage cheese]
  • garlic, fresh – 4 tsp (4 med.), finely minced or pressed
  • parmesan cheese – 1 cup, (1 oz.), grated
  • anchovies – 4 (2 tsp), minced into a paste
  • parsley, fresh – 2 TBS, minced
  • lemon juice – 2 TBS
  • salt – 1/4 tsp
  • pepper – 1/4 tsp
Note the trimmed romaine leaves that can scoop to make an appetizer salad

Veggie crudités

1 Combine all in a bowl until smooth and creamy. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for an hour or more.

2 Serve with veggie sticks, crackers, and romaine lettuce ribs..

Build-Upon Recipe: Caesar Salad Dip with Lettuce Rosette

This is my super cool appetizer/salad course: Place dip in a bowl with straight sides. Trim hearts of romaine leaves to crudité size and stick into the dip to form a rosette. Serve with guests pulling out leaves already coated.

Build-Upon Recipe: Caesar style dressing

Thin the dip with milk.

-Recipe origin: America’s Test Kitchen 2002

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