How to Make Panera Caesar Dressing

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Panera Caesar Dressing

The Panera grilled chicken Caesar salad recipe is offered daily on the chain restaurant's menu. The salad relies heavily on the freshly-made Panera Caesar dressing for the distinctive taste and bold flavor. While the flavor is fairly similar to other restaurant Caesar dressing offers, the Panera recipe features anchovy powder, red wine vinegar and soybean oil for a slightly spicy version of the classic dressing. The recipe is best prepared in a blender to ensure a creamy texture, but can be made with a whisk if needed. For the best results, use fresh ingredients.

Start to finish: 30 minutes

Serves: 1

Panera.jpgFlickr: samantha celera
Offered by Panera Bread
Customer service phone 866-270-1064[1]
Served as Salad
Main ingredients Soybean oil, egg, garlic
Cooking method Blended
Similar to Applebees' Caesar Salad
Author Laura Acevedo

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Panera Caesar Dressing Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon soybean oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon onion
  • 2 teaspoons celery
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon anchovy powder[2]
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce[3]
  • 2 teaspoons yellow mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Panera Caesar Dressing Recipe

  1. Mince onion, celery and garlic, then place in a blender.
  2. Turn blender on medium speed, then add soybean oil slowly.
  3. Add egg yolk to the blender.[4]
  4. Stop blender and scrape down the sides.
  5. Return blender to medium speed and add the red wine vinegar, anchovy powder, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and yellow mustard.
  6. Blend until a thick, creamy consistency occurs.
  7. Add lemon juice slowly to prevent mixture from separating.
  8. Salt if necessary.
  9. Immediately use or refrigerator Caesar dressing. Opt to serve as fresh as possible.[5]

How to Make Panera Caesar Dressing

Review a demonstration of an alternative recipe for a Caesar dressing.


The Panera Caesar dressing can be easily modified based on taste preferences. Adding some Cayenne pepper, black pepper or other hot spice can heat up the dressing. While the dressing is most often served on a Caesar salad, it can also be used to dress up baked chicken, add a flavor punch to a sandwich or dress a bland pasta dish. For a lower-calorie dressing, reduce the amount of oil used.

Also See: How to Make Panera Caesar Salad, How to Make Panera Balsamic Vinaigrette, How to Make Panera Greek Dressing, How to Make Panera Poppyseed Dressing, How to Make Panera Thai Chili Vinaigrette, How to Make Panera White Balsamic Fuji Apple Vinaigrette