Rating: 4.6 stars
67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2

Traditional, rich salad dressing with a tangy flavor.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
26
Yield:
26 servings
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Ingredients

26
Original recipe yields 26 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place oil, ketchup, sugar, vinegar, onion, lemon juice, paprika, and salt into a blender; cover and puree until smooth. Store in refrigerator.

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Nutrition Facts

144 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 8.4g; fat 12.6g; sodium 147.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (66)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2013
This is a favorite dressing. Tastes like a brand that's been around for years in my neck of the woods. It's a great recipe as is. Try substituting Splenda for sugar if desired. This is such a flavorful dressing...a little goes a long way. Read More
(40)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2016
This had a good flavor but I'm not sure I would make it again. I admit I did not make it as stated. I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup and used one cup of oil. I used 1 tsp. onion powder in place of the fresh onion. It was thick not pourable (probably due to omitting 1/2 cup of oil) so I spooned it onto my salad and mixed it in. It tasted better after it sat a day. I do enjoy it but the rest of the family does not prefer it. Read More
67 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 48
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/28/2013
This is a favorite dressing. Tastes like a brand that's been around for years in my neck of the woods. It's a great recipe as is. Try substituting Splenda for sugar if desired. This is such a flavorful dressing...a little goes a long way. Read More
(40)
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2013
LOVE LOVE LOVED IT! I left out the onion and lemon juice as I didn't have any but will add it next time. I also used apple cider vinegar. This was EXCELLENT! It's a homemade Catalina French! I highly recommend this recipe if you like Catalina French. I'm e-mailing this to my family! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2013
so good. I made it exactly as stated. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2016
I won't give this a lower rating as I changed some ingredients, however, that being said, it's a great starter recipe for those wanting to experiment for the "perfect" French Dressing that doesn't come in a bottle (with all the they put in the bottle as well). I used extra virgin olive oil, Hunt's no fructose ketchup, left out the salt, just don't see any reason for additional salt, and the sugar is totally off the chart. I can't even imagine using that much suger. I cut the recipe in half, and it still called for 1/4 c and 2 TB!!!! With the ketchup being as sweet as it is in the first place, leave it out as well.I also used minced dehydrated onion as I was in a hurry. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2014
I needed French dressing for tomorrow and decided to try this. I was also going fix me late night snack. After tasting this dressing I changed my and decided to eat a salad. I left out the sugar completely thinking the ketchup would make it sweet enough. I was right. I made it with my nutrabullet. It was a snap. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2013
This is excellent dressing! I took the advice of other reviewers and used half vegetable and half olive oil and cut back on the sugar. Next time I will use Splenda and see how that works. I'll never buy French dressing again. Thank you so much Gemini26 for sharing your wonderful recipe. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2014
A friend gave me some of this and it was the best French dressing I've ever had. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2013
fantastic! i made a few modifications of course: I used a leftover shallot i had laying around for the small onion mixed half vegetable oil and half olive oil (next time i think ill go full olive oil) used apple cider vinegar and cut the sugar down to 2/3 a cup due to the sweetness of the vinegar. Not only was it the best french dressing I have ever had but I seriously think it could be bottled and sold. BRAVO! Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2014
This is a great dressing. I have made several different French dressings but this one has the best consistency. The only thing I added was 2 cloves of minced garlic. It has a great taste. Read More
(4)
Rating: 3 stars
10/15/2016
This had a good flavor but I'm not sure I would make it again. I admit I did not make it as stated. I reduced the sugar to 1/2 cup and used one cup of oil. I used 1 tsp. onion powder in place of the fresh onion. It was thick not pourable (probably due to omitting 1/2 cup of oil) so I spooned it onto my salad and mixed it in. It tasted better after it sat a day. I do enjoy it but the rest of the family does not prefer it. Read More