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Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Cardini’s Caesar Salad Dressing

Out of all the products I’ve featured as Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks, this Cardini’s Caesar dressing is one of the things I’ve been buying the longest! And there are a few suggestions here for recipes using the dressing.

PIN Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Cardini’s Caesar Dressing!

Cardini's Caesar Dressing

Are you a salad dressing purist, or someone who doesn’t mind a good bottled dressing if it has great flavor? I’m somewhat in the middle on that, but this Cardini’s Caesar dressing is something I’ve been buying so long that they have changed the package several times and even changed the name a bit since i first featured it! The daughter of a good friend calls this stuff “Kalyn’s Dressing”, so that gives you a hint about how much I like it!

And if you like Caesar Dressing, I think this is something you should always have in your pantry, plus an opened bottle in the fridge! I love this dressing just drizzled over tomatoes, eaten over Romaine lettuce, or used to dress cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, and olives for a simple salad, but below are also a few recipes ideas for using this amazing dressing!

Recipe Ideas Using Cardini’s Caesar Dressing:

Easy Low-Carb Cucumbers Caesar
And probably my most-used recipe featuring this dressing is Easy Low-Carb Cucumbers Caesar, something that used to be requested a lot when I was catering houseboat trips, and one of the easiest recipe on this site, if you can even call it a recipe! If you like cucumbers at all, I promise you the idea of diet food will never cross your mind when you eat them with a little Cardini’s Caesar.

 Low-Carb Caesar Salad with Kale, Romaine, and Shaved Parmesan
I wouldn’t mind Cardini’s Caesar at all as a dressing for Low-Carb Caesar Salad with Kale, Romaine, and Shaved Parmesan!

Warm Scallop Caesar Salad
Cardini’s dressing is a delicious addition to Low-Carb Warm Scallop Caesar Salad.

Crunchy Low-Carb Chopped Salad
And Cardini’s is one of the dressings I recommend for this tasty Crunchy Low-Carb Chopped Salad!

Where to buy Cardini’s Caesar Dressing:

Cardini’s is available at most major grocery stores in the U.S., and sometimes I can find the large size from Costco. If you can’t find it where you live, Cardini’s Caesar Dressing can be ordered from Amazon.com. (affiliate link)

What’s Your Favorite Purchased Salad Dressing?

Is there a ready-made salad dressing you love? I’d love to hear about it in the comments if others have discovered some great dressings.

About The Food Products Featured on this Site:

I purchased the dressing pictured in the photos myself and Cardini’s has no idea whatsoever that I’m writing about their product. All items featured as Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks are things I happily buy over and over, and so readers will know that my opinions are completely unbiased, I no longer accept review products from the many companies who offer to send them to me. You can see the complete list of products I’ve chosen to feature at Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks.

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    20 Comments on “Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks: Cardini’s Caesar Salad Dressing”

  1. This used to be the best Caesar Dressing you could buy in the store, but since they changed the recipe, I can barely eat it. Such a shame, it was my go to dressing for a long time,

    • I agree completely! I am in the process of tasting other commercial Caesar dressings and when I find the best one I’m going to take this down and recommend a different one.

  2. NO NO NO NO. They switched their recipe and it’s absolute trash now. Way too acidic and tart. You’re better off making your own from fresh anchovies and egg yolk + lemon etc… RIP old cardinis recip, you were the best

  3. Soybean oil. Really?

    • Everyone gets to make their own food choices. If you don’t like it, simply don’t buy it. Seems simple enough to me.

  4. The original Caesar salad dressing recipe, did not have mayo in it! This one obviously has! Pity, it may be excellent but is not a “Caesar” salad dressing, and to claim being the original, is absurd! Luv your blog however!!

    • I am looking at my bottle and mayo is NOT listed as an ingredient. Also I have read many places on the web that the person who invented the Caesar Salad is the one who started this company. Read more about that here: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/where-was-the-caesar-salad-invented_n_6839542

      I do love this, try it you haven’t already.

  5. I like the TessaMae brand. Some are better than others, my favorites are their ranch and Green Goddess. I think their ingredients are quality ones, and the taste is great. I’ve found it in my local Ralph’s (Kroger). I’ll look for Cardini’s Caesar, it sounds great and I love Caesar.

  6. It’s true that the label in this photo has changed. But in my store I still find Cardini’s Caesar in a bottle with a dark green label and I’m not noticing much difference (if any) from the dressing I spotlighted here. I’m sorry you’re not having that same experience.

  7. Brenda, I liked that lemon herb dressing too but haven't seen it for a long time.

  8. Cardini's used to make a Lemon Herb Salad Dressing that was the bomb on just about any kind of fish. I don't think they make it any more as I haven't seen it for years. Shame, as it was a staple at our house. – Brenda

  9. Mary Ellen, I'll have to check that out. I didn't realize they sold their dressing or that it didn't contain sugar.

  10. I love the Italian Dressing sold at Olive Garden. It's made with soybean oil and is South Beach Friendly. I have only found it at the restaurant. I run into the bar area then run out. Knowing me, I'll gain weight just smelling their food.

  11. I’m always thrilled when I see something here that I can buy locally. I am sure I have seen Cardini’s.

    Newman’s Own is good, too.

    You know, I love a meal of tomatoes and dressing, especially in summer.

    Mimi, slowly moving toward South Beach

  12. You have an excellent blog about recipes.

  13. My whole family is totally addicted to Newman’s Own Olive oil and vinegar dressing. It is sugar free, which is why I first tried it 7 or 8 years ago. It is basically the only brand I buy. (Otherwise I make my own.)

    Oh how I have tried to replicate the flavor in a homemade dressing… but somehow Paul Newman has concocted some kind of magical dressing that refuses to be imitated.

    LOVE the stuff. (Can you tell I love it?!)

  14. Hi kalyn
    Made your Chicken Soup with Garbanzo, adapted a little to suit my tastes. But it turned out great and thanks for the recipe
    My post has al ink to yours
    Thanks Again

  15. I’ll vouch for Cardini’s as well. VERY good.

  16. I can vouch for Cardinin’s caesar…it is the best I have ever eaten…..I found the large bottle at Shnucks yesterday…….I noticed they others too but i will stick with this!

  17. If you don’t have a Costco, BJ’s has an absolutely fabulous Caesar dressing – their (house brand) Berkley & Jensen Fresh Garlic Caesar Dressing. It’s also made primarily with soybean oil, but with the addition of olive oil, fresh garlic, and reggiano parmesan cheese.