Looking for a healthy caesar salad dressing? This avocado caesar dressing uses avocado instead of eggs so it’s still super creamy and flavorful, but low in calories and fat. Less than 60 calories per serving! 

I feel like caesar salad is something you either love or you hate. Or maybe everyone loves it… I just know I’ve never been a huge caesar salad person myself, maybe because when I first started eating healthier I learned that caesar salads weren’t exactly “healthy”, so I spent years avoiding them.

Typically, caesar salads are high in calories and fat and don’t have much nutrition because they’re made with just lettuce, cheese and croutons.  But to my own surprise, I recently created this dressing and a totally epic, EBF-friendly caesar salad (recipe coming soon) and can now say I’m hooked! I can totally see why people like the taste of caesar salads.

Hand holding a spoon full of avocado caesar dressing above a jar with the dressing on a table with lettuce and an avocado.

Glass jar filled with avocado caesar dressing on a table with a spoon, napkin, lettuce and avocado.

How to Make Healthy Caesar Dressing

When it comes to caesar salad dressing , it’s typically made with eggs and loaded with processed oils, but I’ve created a delicious, healthier avocado caesar dressing that’s creamy and light but still packed with all the caesar flavor you love.

Bonus points: this dressing couldn’t be much easier to make – just throw everything into a blender or food processor (affiliate link) and blend until smooth! No separating egg yolks, no whisking — bada-bing, bada-boom.

Bowl filled with romaine lettuce. Next to the bowl is a head of lettuce, a jar of avocado caesar dressing, and a half avocado.

Anchovies are Packed with Nutrition

Let’s talk about the elephant in the room: anchovies. I know they’re scary and a little weird, but let me tell you – they are nutrition powerhouses and are what gives caesar dressing that unique flavor! They are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which are really important in the standard American diet. They are also high in calcium and vitamin K, which help with bone health (yes please!). Last but not least, they pack a surprising punch in the protein department (1 serving of anchovies has 13 grams of protein)! If you’re freaked out by using anchovy fillets, you can also use anchovy paste (found in your grocery store near the tuna) — whichever is easier for you!

Hand pouring a jar of avocado caesar dressing over a bowl of romaine lettuce with parmesan cheese.

Are you a caesar salad lover? If so, try this dressing and let me know what you think!

If you try this dressing, please leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is helpful for us here at EBF and other EBF readers who plan to make the recipe! 


Avocado Caesar Dressing

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup


Looking for a healthy caesar salad dressing? This avocado caesar dressing uses avocado instead of eggs so it’s still super creamy and flavorful, but low in calories and fat. Less than 60 calories per serving! 


  • 1/3 cup mashed avocado
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 anchovy fillets (or 1 teaspoon anchovy paste, if you prefer)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup shredded or shaved parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened almond milk


  1. Add all ingredients into a high powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed. 
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
  • Calories: 58
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 336mg
  • Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 4mg

Keywords: avocado caesar dressing, caesar salad dressing, avocado dressing


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    • Hey Christina! I haven’t tried it without the anchovies, so I’m not 100% sure how it would change the flavor omitting it, but I’m sure the dressing would still be delicious. Let me know if you try it!

  1. This is the BEST homemade Caesar dressing I’ve ever had! Bonus: it’s healthier than most other recipes that use mayo.

    • Ahh yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this dressing, Liz!! Thanks so much for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. It’s super helpful to other readers, so I appreciate it. <3

  2. I have been missing my caesar salad every since I made a commitment to healthier eating. Thank you so much for “reviving” an old friend for me. This dressing is really good.

    • I was wondering how long the leftovers would last? I looked up other avocado based dressing recipes and found that 3 to 4 days is good, max would be one week! As for the browning, I’m sure the longer it sits the more chances of the browning. Hope this helps 🙂

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