This is my husband's favorite dressing, and it is the best dressing to use in taco salad. The original dressing was made in St. Paul, Nebraska and is sold in the midwest but is becoming more expensive. This recipe is very similar to the store version and uses products I regularly have in my pantry. We love it.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix tomato soup, vegetable oil, sugar, vinegar, dry mustard, salt, celery seeds, black pepper, and garlic powder in a large jar with a lid. For thicker dressing, stir in cornstarch. Serve immediately or refrigerate overnight for best flavor.

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Nutrition Facts

138.2 calories; 0.3 g protein; 9.7 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 201 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2012
What a great dressing! I found it when I was looking at the Chicken Fiesta Salad reviews, and another reviewer mentioned this dressing. I am not a tomato soup fan AT ALL, so I was leary. I tasted it right after I made it, and still wasn't sure, but after letting it sit and blend the flavors, I was so happy!! I just finished making it for the second time, this time, I put everything in my Magic Bullet. Used only 1/2-3/4 cup oil, and about 1/2 the sugar. We actually use it on all salads for a different flavor. So good! Thanks!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/30/2017
This is not very good. Thin odd flavor with the canned tomato soup just not impressive. Read More
25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 20
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2012
What a great dressing! I found it when I was looking at the Chicken Fiesta Salad reviews, and another reviewer mentioned this dressing. I am not a tomato soup fan AT ALL, so I was leary. I tasted it right after I made it, and still wasn't sure, but after letting it sit and blend the flavors, I was so happy!! I just finished making it for the second time, this time, I put everything in my Magic Bullet. Used only 1/2-3/4 cup oil, and about 1/2 the sugar. We actually use it on all salads for a different flavor. So good! Thanks!! Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2012
We really liked this recipe and it deserves a five star rating. I used all of the ingredients listed in the recipe (yes, I used the cornstarch). I used Campbell's condensed tomato soup. Placed everything inside my food processor, pulsed a couple of times, poured it into a jar and refrigerated it. I served it over taco salads! I've never tasted the original Dorthy Lynch (R) Style Salad dressing - but this recipe is perfect as written! Thanks Angel for sharing! Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
11/07/2012
I had to make a quick switch out to make what I had on hand work--I did not have celery seed what I used instead was celery salt which meant I omitted the additional salt. When it came to adding in the oil I did what Sherri did and started with a half cup of oil and then added it by tablespoon until it got to the consistancy I was looking for. I used this as a dressing for Mexicali Pasta Salad. Both my husband and I thought it was a little too sweet I'd make this again but I would cut back on the sugar by at least half. I was thinking that this would also make an excellent dressing for taco salad. Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/24/2012
Oh my, this was great! Hubs and I both really liked it. I made half this recipe to try it out. I followed the recipe with the exception of cutting the sugar in half, using 3 T. for my half recipe. I also didn’t use the cornstarch. I whisked everything up in a bowl and transferred it to a jar with a tight-fitting lid and shook it to further emulsify it. We enjoyed this on Chicken Fiesta Salad, also on this site. And to use up the remaining half can of tomato soup, I made half a recipe of Tomato Soup Spice Cake, also here on AR. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2012
Love love love this dressing! I have a friend who brings me this dressing from Nebraska as I cannot find it in Indiana. This dressing is soooo very close to the real deal. I made as written using the blender to mix everything including the cornstarch. I will be making another batch when school starts to leave there for my daily lunch salad. THANK YOU Angel for sharing this recipe - it rocks! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2012
I've made this dressing many many times and it's always loved by family and friends.It's very close to the original Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing and it's so easy and inexpensive to make! I do use apple cider vinegar I think it works best. Try this you will be so glad you did! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2012
I used my blender for making this dressing I started with 1/2 cup of oil and then added in more until it reached the right flavor as another reviewer suggested probably 3/4 cup total. No need for the optional cornstarch. My husband couldn't stop raving about this dressing he really loved it as did my son. It was tad too sweet for me but then I don't put sugar on anything...so that is just me. I can't compare to the store version since I've never had it. We used on a regular green salad. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2012
Absolutely loved this creamy tomatoey sweet dressing. I followed the recipe as written but prepared in the blender drizzling in the oil a little at a time. No need for cornstarch. I served this over taco salad as suggested delish! This is a keeper for sure. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2012
Excellent my kids loved it. Read More
(2)
Rating: 2 stars
04/30/2017
This is not very good. Thin odd flavor with the canned tomato soup just not impressive. Read More