Hands-on Time
23 Mins
Total Time
23 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: about 5 shrimp, 2 1/2 cups salad, and 2 bread slices)

The single anchovy fillet lends umami depth to the dressing without giving it any sort of strong fishy flavor.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine the first 10 ingredients in a large bowl. Gradually add 1 tablespoon oil, stirring constantly with a whisk.

Step 2

Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Combine shrimp and 2 teaspoons oil in a large bowl; toss to coat. Add shrimp to pan; cook 2 1/2 minutes on each side or until well marked and done. Remove shrimp from pan. Brush each side of bread slices with remaining 2 teaspoons oil. Add bread to pan; cook 1 minute on each side or until well marked.

Step 3

Add lettuce to mayonnaise mixture; toss well. Divide lettuce mixture evenly among 4 bowls. Divide shrimp and bread evenly among servings.

Ratings & Reviews


June 23, 2017
My husband loved it, I loved it - and I'm not a fan of Caesar salad. I may have added too much anchovies, as I erroneously read one ounce instead of one fillet. It turned out a bit salty for my taste, but very tasty and good. Definitely a keeper!!!

Shrimp lacked flavor

July 19, 2017
Made this last night and while the dressing was delicious, something was lacking in the shrimp.  Next time I will try adding garlic and a few herbs to the shrimp.

Excellent Caesar

November 14, 2017
I also used anchovy paste in place of anchovies.  I also added some minced garlic when I sauteed the shrimp.  I think next time I will skewer and grill the shrimp on the Traeger.  Loved the dressed.  A keeper!

No tired grilled chicken here!

April 25, 2015
So good, so quick. The shrimp made for a great salad!


August 13, 2015
This was a super simple dish to make. I used anchovy paste because I still had a tube in the fridge from a prior recipe and it worked great. My husband said it was probably the best caesar dressing he has had. The flavors melded so beautifully because not one ingredient overpowered another.

Restaurant Quality Caesar!

September 02, 2015
This dressing is fabulous! I used regular mayo and after all of the dressing ingredients were whisked together it was super thick so I thinned it with a little (maybe 1-2 TBSP) filtered cold water and whisked again. (I do this with many homemade dressings. Trust me - it thins without adding more oil or ruining flavors.) I used anchovy paste because I always have a tube in my fridge. My fiancé absolutely loved it and he usually doesn't care about Caesar salad. I think I may have converted him on anchovies! He said please make it again! I think this is my new favorite quick and easy dinner recipe! Would be great with grilled chicken or steak also! Thank you!