Sweet and Spicy French Dressing


A Catalina-style dressing recipe that's been in our family for years. I can't count the times I've been asked for this recipe; it's way better than store-bought dressing. Works well for taco salad or any lettuce salad.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
2 cups


  • 1 cup vegetable oil

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • cup vinegar

  • cup ketchup

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon celery seed

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion


  1. Blend vegetable oil, sugar, vinegar, ketchup, salt, celery seed, paprika, and dried minced onion in a blender until smooth.

Cook's Note:

If you like it a little spicier, replace the paprika with chili powder.

If olive oil is used, refrigerated dressing may need to be microwaved a few seconds to thin it to its original consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

82 Calories
7g Fat
6g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 82
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Sodium 101mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 1mg 3%
Calcium 2mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 14mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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