low fodmap caesar dressing

Low FODMAP caesar dressing

Today, I want to share a recipe for a classic low FODMAP caesar dressing with you. A while ago, I was reading the book “Salt, fat, acid, heat” from Samin Nosrat. A really interesting book about flavours, cooking and creating recipes. In her chapter about salt, Samin explains a lot about the effect of salt on flavour, different salt structures and the ways to add salt to different kinds of ingredients. Super interesting!

One of the recipes she used to explain how to use different ingredients to add salt to a dish was the recipe for a classic caesar dressing. THE dressing for over a caesar salad. I was actually never really interested in caesar salad, it never seemed like such a special salad to me. But when I read that anchovy and parmesan cheese is used in the dressing, my interest was sparked. I had to make it myself, taste it and learn how the different salty ingredients worked together. 

I can really recommend “Salt, fat, acid, heat” by the way. If you love cooking and want to learn more about flavours, cooking in general and the elements of good cooking, this book is for you. I love it, it is a real cooking bible!

If you order salt, fat, acid, heat through the link above, I receive a small compensation. This won’t cost you anything extra, but you do help Karlijn’s Kitchen with it 🙂 

low fodmap caesar dressing

The ingredients of the low FODMAP caesar dressing

I used the following ingredients for the low FODMAP caesar dressing: 

  • Mayonnaise
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Anchovy 
  • Salt
  • Lemon juice
  • White wine vinegar

The traditional recipe also contains Worchestershire sauce, which is actually low FODMAP up to 2 tbsp per serving. I didn’t use it because I didn’t have it at home. If you want you can add some Worchestershire sauce to taste. 

If you, unlike me, don’t like anchovy, you might be horrified by the thought of anchovy in a dressing. But please give it a try. The anchovy gives the dressing SO much flavour. I think this is one of the tastiest low FODMAP dressings that I have ever made. I am totally in love with it! 

Of course, this recipe was created for a caesar salad, but you don’t have to use this dressing only for that. It is also great with another kind of salad (I literally want to throw this dressing on top of everything I make nowadays). The recipe for the low FODMAP caesar salade to combine this dressing with, will be online this weekend! 

Will you let me know if you have made my low FODMAP caesar dressing? I would love it if you would let me know what you think about the recipe by leaving a reaction and a rating below. You can also share your creations with me by tagging me on Instagram @karlijnskitchen or by using the hashtag #karlijnskitchen.

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low fodmap caesar dressing

Low FODMAP caesar dressing

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  • Author: Karlijn
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Servings: 2 1x


Making homemade low FODMAP caesar dressing? That’s simple! With this recipe you make a delicious caesar dressing in 5 minutes. Gluten-free & lactose-free.


  • 2 anchovy fillets (from a tin)
  • 3 tbsp mayonaise
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 25 g (1/4 cup) parmesan cheese
  • Black pepper and salt
  • Olive oil


  1. Cut the anchovies into small pieces and put it in a bowl together with all the other ingredients (except for the pepper and olive oil). Blend into a smooth sauce with an immersion blender.
  2. Add some pepper to taste.
  3. Taste the dressing. Add some more anchovy, parmesan cheese or salt to taste. If you want a bit more sour, you can add some more lemon juice or vinegar. It is all about creating the right flavour here, so just taste and add more salt or sour when you feel the dressing needs it.
  4. If you want to make the dressing a little more liquid, you can add a splash of olive oil at the end and stir everything together.


Storing: you can store the dressing in the a closed jar in the fridge for up to a week.

  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Category: Sauces and dressings
  • Method: Blending
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 203
  • Fat: 19,8
  • Carbohydrates: 1,1
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 4,8

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  • Ari says:

    I love this dressing! I even scaled it up for myself so that I can use a whole tin of Anchovies!!

    This is now my go to dressing for salads, fries, even sauce for wraps and sandwiches! Plus its Low FODMAP so there’s no guilt or stomach regret later! Simply perfection!

  • Karen says:

    There is no quantity listed on the Olive oil!

    • Karlijn says:

      As you can read in the instructions, you can add a splash of olive oil at the end of the recipe. In this recipe it is important to taste while you are making the dressing and add ingredients based on taste. That’s why no exact measurements are given for the olive oil 😉

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