Maui or Sweet Vidalia onions create a creamy sweet vinaigrette.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 servings
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the onion, garlic and papaya seeds in the container of a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Add the sugar, mustard, lemon juice, vinegar and mayonnaise; puree until blended in. Set to low speed and pour in the vegetable oil in a thin stream. Chill and serve with fresh salad greens.

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Nutrition Facts

164 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 9.3g; fat 14.4g; cholesterol 0.3mg; sodium 5.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
amazing dressing. i've been unable to find Ken's "sweet vidalia onion" dressing in the store for over a year and can replicate it EXACTLY with this recipe! I put the onion in a food processor to really pulverize it and i only used 1/3 cup oil. ALSO - halving the entire recipe is enough (for me) to dress a salad made with an entire head of romaine lettuce. RECOMMENDED!!!!!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/14/2011
I was so hopeful that this would be close to the sweet onion dressing that was my family's favorite for several years before it totally disappeared off the shelf. It is a good starting point but will need some work. The garlic flavor was very strong (and I put garlic in just about everything) the lemon flavor was too noticable and the consistency was off (too thin). I'm not going to give up though - thanks for a starting point. Read More
(4)
31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
amazing dressing. i've been unable to find Ken's "sweet vidalia onion" dressing in the store for over a year and can replicate it EXACTLY with this recipe! I put the onion in a food processor to really pulverize it and i only used 1/3 cup oil. ALSO - halving the entire recipe is enough (for me) to dress a salad made with an entire head of romaine lettuce. RECOMMENDED!!!!!! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
11/23/2009
Delicious. Easy. Flexible. What more can you ask of a salad dressing? I've tried variations, which this recipe handles with ease. Mix brown and regular sugar for the 2/3 cup. Add fresh orange juice along with the lemon juice. I haven't tried the papaya seeds because purchasing a papaya almost doubles the cost. When I make this recipe, I find myself ignoring all other dressings for weeks at a time. It's wonderful. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
05/14/2008
I really liked this dressing. As did my wife and in-laws. It was very easy to make (I used Vidilia onions) and went very nicely with my Hawaiian themed dinner I made on mothers day. I made it exactly as listed (I'm not much of an improviser). It made us want to go back to the Islands! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/02/2009
This dressing was a big hit in my household. I definitely will make this again. I've been looking for a good sweet dressing to always have on hand. This is it. Despite giving it a good review I did give it a four instead of a 5 just because it was sooo sweet. I will probably use just a 1/2 C of sugar next time. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2011
Sweet and mildly tangy salad dressing. This has a nice flavor and is quick to put together. My only issue is that it is pretty thin and that may be because I didn't add the papaya seeds. We also enjoyed this as the dressing for coleslaw. When I make it again I'm going to add finely diced onions after I remove it from the blender to give it a little texture. Thanks dawny for sharing your recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2011
If I could drink this dressing out of the container I would...that's how good it is! I made this tonight to go with a simple green salad and I am officially declaring it my favorite dressing. It is a little on the sweet side but I didn't mind it and you could always decrease the sugar to taste. I expected the onion flavor to be overpowering but it wasn't. It had a mild onion flavor with a hint of sweetness. None of the ingredients overpowered another one but instead made the perfect blend of flavors. This is definitely going to be one of my go to dressings. I see a lot of salads in my future! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2009
Just the sweet onion dressing I was looking for.(no papaya seeds available) It is very versatile and can be used on a variety of salads. Last night I used it on a salad of spinach orange pieces and toasted walnuts. Perfect! Read More
(5)
Rating: 3 stars
12/13/2011
I was so hopeful that this would be close to the sweet onion dressing that was my family's favorite for several years before it totally disappeared off the shelf. It is a good starting point but will need some work. The garlic flavor was very strong (and I put garlic in just about everything) the lemon flavor was too noticable and the consistency was off (too thin). I'm not going to give up though - thanks for a starting point. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2011
Uh-mazing. I used cantaloupe seeds that I salvaged from breakfast and toasted at 250 degrees...not sure whether they're the same though:/ Definitely cut the oil and could have cut the sugar (although my sweet tooth didn't complain!) Otherwise I honestly didn't want to change the flavor at all at all at all!! Read More
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