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Rating: 4.43 stars
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

With a few ingredients from your cupboard you can make this easy yummy dressing. This is so simple and tastes like store-bought, but a little better. It's better because it's homemade and homemade always tastes better! Use this as a marinade, in cooking, or on a salad!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
10 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Blend sugar, red wine vinegar, canola oil, ketchup, paprika, onion powder, celery flakes, and seasoning blend together in a blender until smooth.

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Cook's Note:

White wine vinegar can also be used in place of red wine vinegar. Olive oil can be used in place of canola oil.

Nutrition Facts

185 calories; protein 0.2g; carbohydrates 15.8g; fat 14.1g; sodium 85.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (29)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2016
I was in the middle of making taco salad and realized I was all out of Catalina dressing. Found this recipe and made it, substituting apple cider vinegar for red wine vinegar. Family said it was the best taco salad they've ever had. Score!! Read More
(24)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2016
This gave me a good base to adapt my own recipe. I used olive oil stevia and sugar free ketchup. Thanks for posting. Read More
(7)
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2016
I was in the middle of making taco salad and realized I was all out of Catalina dressing. Found this recipe and made it, substituting apple cider vinegar for red wine vinegar. Family said it was the best taco salad they've ever had. Score!! Read More
(24)
Rating: 4 stars
04/07/2015
This is a nice dressing although I think it tastes more like French dressing rather than Catalina (lucky us we like both!). Certainly is simple enough to mix up and I agree Samy homemade's always better. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
09/29/2016
This gave me a good base to adapt my own recipe. I used olive oil stevia and sugar free ketchup. Thanks for posting. Read More
(7)
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2017
Good flavor. Used celery salt vs celery flakes, because I didn't have any. Added 1 tsp mayo to help hold emulsion. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2017
Add 1/2 teas worcestershire and cut the sugar in 1/2 Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2017
This was delicious and tasted almost exactly like the bottled dressing. It took a couple seconds to mix it up, I had everything in the house. Is not as red as the bottled dressing. I used Apple Cider Vinegar, Vegetable oil and also added a little garlic powder. My husband loved it, I'll definitely make this again! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 4 stars
11/04/2015
It isn't as dark orange as the Catalina's I have used before but a very pretty color none the less. It literally took me three minutes to have this blended and ready for dinner. Tangy and sweet. I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2020
Even though my red wine vinegar was a little sketchy, this turned out fabulous. I didn't have celery flakes, so I used celery seeds. Sweeter and runnier than store bought, but that just means a smaller amount goes a long ways. I will be using this recipe instead of store bought from now on!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/30/2019
I didn't have quite all the ingredients... I substitued celery seed for the celery flakes, garlic powder instead of onion powder, and basil instead of italian seasoning. Very pleased with the way this turned out! So close to bottled! I'll be making this often!! Read More
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