Lemon Garlic Caesar Dressing

LivFarms’ Lemon Garlic Caesar Dressing is a zesty and boldreinterpretation of the classic Caesar, offering a refreshing twist with itsvibrant lemony tang and aromatic garlic infusion. The fresh lemon juice notonly provides a citrusy sharpness but also balances the richness of the oliveoil, creating a harmonious base that is both invigorating and smooth. GratedParmesan cheese adds a savory depth that complements the tanginess; while theminced garlic brings a warm, pungent kick that is quintessential to Caesardressings. A touch of Dijon mustard introduces a subtle spiciness and helpsemulsify the dressing, ensuring a creamy consistency that clings beautifully tosalad leaves.
This dressing's robust and creamy profile makes it anexcellent match for the sturdy, crunchy texture of Romaine lettuce fromLivFarms, which can stand up to the dressing's bold flavors without beingoverwhelmed. The crispness of the Romaine also adds a refreshing contrast tothe dressing's richness.
To build a salad that complements this Lemon Garlic CaesarDressing, consider adding classic Caesar salad components like homemadecroutons for a satisfying crunch and additional Parmesan shavings for an extralayer of umami. For a twist, incorporate thinly sliced red onions for a bit ofsharpness, cherry tomatoes for a burst of sweetness, and grilled chicken orshrimp for a protein-packed meal. Anchovies or anchovy paste can also beincluded for an authentic Caesar flavor, enhancing the umami and depth of thedressing. Together, these ingredients create a delightful salad that is bothfamiliar and exciting, perfect for a gourmet lunch or a light, elegant dinner.


  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, and 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Add 1 clove minced garlic and 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard to the mixture.
  • Season the dressing with salt and pepper according to your preference.
  • Whisk the ingredients together until the dressing is well emulsified.
  • Refrigerate the dressing for at least 30 minutes before using to enhance the flavors.


Garlic, known for its pungent and slightly spicy flavor, is a versatile herb that can transform any dish, including salad dressings. When used in this Lemon Garlic Caesar Dressing, garlic adds a robust, earthy tone that complements the zesty lemon juice and the creamy texture of Parmesan cheese. The key to using garlic in a dressing is to balance its intensity without overpowering other ingredients. Minced garlic is an excellent way to infuse the dressing with a more subtle garlic flavor. For a stronger garlic taste, you might consider grating or pressing the garlic instead. Additionally, lightly roasting the garlic beforehand can mellow its sharpness and bring out a sweeter, more complex profile that pairs wonderfully with the tangy Dijon mustard and olive oil in your dressing.
Garlic is not only flavorful but also a nutritional powerhouse. It is low in calories and rich in vitamin C, vitamin B6, and manganese. It also contains trace amounts of various other nutrients. These nutrients contribute to the overall nutritional value of the salad dressing, making it not just tasty but also beneficial for health.
The health benefits of garlic are well-documented. It is known for its immune-boosting properties, largely thanks to its high vitamin C content and the presence of allicin, a compound formed when garlic is crushed or chopped. Garlic has been shown to have antimicrobial and antiviral properties, which can help in fighting common illnesses like the cold. Additionally, regular consumption of garlic is linked to improved heart health. It is believed to aid in lowering blood pressure and cholesterol levels, thus reducing the risk of heart disease. Furthermore, garlic has antioxidant properties that can help protect against oxidative damage and inflammation, contributing to overall wellness.

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