Avocado Caesar Dressing

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Avocado replaces the eggs in this caesar dressing so it’s 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 were unhealthy, so I spent years avoiding them.

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

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, caesar salad with shrimp and can now say I’m hooked! I can totally see why people like the taste of caesar salads.

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

How to Make Avocado 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 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! You should also check out my healthy caesar dressing and kale caesar salad recipes!

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Be sure to check out my top healthy salad dressings as well as my favorite healthy store-bought salad dressings.

Avocado Caesar Dressing

5 from 17 votes
Avocado replaces the eggs in this caesar dressing so it's super creamy and flavorful, but low in calories and fat.
Hand holding a spoon full of avocado caesar dressing above a jar with the dressing on a table with lettuce and an avocado.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 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
  • ½ teaspoon dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup shredded or shaved parmesan cheese
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened almond milk

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients into a high powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed. Makes about 3/4 cup.

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Nutrition

Serving: 2Tablespoons Calories: 58kcal Carbohydrates: 2g Protein: 2g Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 4mg Sodium: 336mg Fiber: 1g Sugar: 2g
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado caesar dressing

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    35 comments
    1. flick
      April 8, 2022 AT 10:41 pm

      5 stars
      Love it! It was great on a side salad for our simple pasta dinner.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        April 9, 2022 AT 10:59 am

        Yay! So happy to hear that, Flick. Thanks for leaving a review, I really appreciate it.

    2. John s
      January 18, 2022 AT 8:11 pm

      5 stars
      Ok. Now I no longer have search for ceasar dressing. This nailed it. I made a single serving to try it out. Cut up the extra avocado and tossed with romaine and Parm. Then poured this fabulous dressing over it. Served with an air fryer crisp chicken thigh. Wow and thank you. Finally a real dressing for salad that tastes great

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 19, 2022 AT 3:11 pm

        Yay!! So glad you loved this recipe, John! Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it!

    3. John
      January 18, 2022 AT 8:09 pm

      5 stars
      Ok. Now I no longer have search for ceasar dressing. This nailed it. I made a single serving to try it out. Cut up the extra avocado and tossed with romaine and Parm. Then poured this fabulous dressing over it. Served with an air fryer crisp chicken thigh. Wow and thank you. Finally a real dressing for salad that tastes great

    4. Veronica Olvera
      November 23, 2021 AT 6:46 pm

      Can I omit the parmesan?

    5. Jennifer
      May 2, 2021 AT 8:27 pm

      5 stars
      WOW!!!! Officially never buying dressing again. Didn’t have anchovies, so subbed capers. Also, out of lemons so used lemon essential oil. Delish! Even my 3 year old asked for seconds. Thank you!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        May 3, 2021 AT 11:48 am

        Yay!! I’m so glad this caesar dressing was a hit, Jennifer! Thanks for the review. It means the world to me!

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