This is a sweet and tangy French dressing with subtle tastes of bell peppers and pimientos accented by the flavor of the olive oil. If you prefer a thicker dressing consistency, use 1 cup olive oil.


Recipe Summary

10 mins
30 mins
40 mins
2 cups


Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Blend cider vinegar, catsup, white sugar, pimentos, green bell pepper, lemon juice, onion, mustard, and salt in a blender until smooth. Stream olive oil into the vinegar mixture while blending; blend until the dressing emulsifies.

  • Pour dressing into a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate until chilled, at least 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

118 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 6.7g 2% DV; fat 10.2g 16% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 157.5mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
This is so good easy to make and tastes just like French dressing from the store -- with 100% olive oil instead of the usual (yucky) soybean oil. I didn't have pimentos or green bell pepper and I used green onions instead of yellow and it still tasted just like French dressing. I used garlic salt instead of regular and added a whole lot of black pepper. I love black pepper in salad dressing. The second time I made this I substituted honey for the sugar to make it healthy. Still wonderful! Finally I just dumped the whole mixture into the Vitamix started it on low and turned it up to mid-speed. The consistency turned out awesome -- without all the fuss. Read More