Classic Caesar Dressing

The Vitamix Food Processor chops and combines all the ingredients in this classic dressing with ease. It creates a thick dressing meant to coat romaine leaves with particles of cheese, and a slight hint of anchovy.

FPA - Caesar Dressing


  • 6 Tablespoons (20 g) oil packed anchovies, drained
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic clove
  • 1 Tablespoon yolk
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, optional
  • ¼ cup (35 g) parmesan cheese, chopped in blender or processor
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • ¾ cup (180 ml) vegetable oil


  1. Combine the olive oil and vegetable oil in a small bowl and set aside.
  2. Place all other ingredients besides oil into the Food Processor Work Bowl fitted with the Multi-Use Blade and secure the lid. Start machine and allow ingredients to process for 45 seconds.
  3. Once 45 seconds has elapsed, pour the combined oils into the Small Food Pusher that has a small emulsion hole incorporated at the bottom. Allow this oil to slowly drizzle into bowl while machine is running.
  4. Allow processor to run for an additional 10-15 seconds to ensure all oil is incorporated.

Chef's Notes

For more versatility and freshness, chop your own Parmesan by cutting a small block into cubes and using the Multi-Use Blade in the Food Processor Work Bowl to break it down. A small amount of water can be added to this dressing if you prefer a thinner style.