This is a delicious sweet and sour dressing. I've never met anyone that didn't like it.

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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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  • In a blender or salad dressing shaker, combine oil, sugar, vinegar, onion, salt, mustard, and celery seed. Blend or shake until emulsified.

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Nutrition Facts

309 calories; protein 0.1g; carbohydrates 17g 6% DV; fat 27.4g 42% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 291mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2007
We had an Isaly's Restaurant years ago that served this dressing. It was so popular they also sold it by the quart. I add additional onion to help balance the amount of sugar in this recipe. Also I added a little yellow coloring to make it reminiscent of the restaurant dressing. It can be made with prepared mustard as well. For those on sugar/carb restriction it can also be made with that famous blue sugar substitute as well though you will find you need to increase the amount of the sweetener. Enjoy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
Usually I know whether I'm going to like a recipe before I even make it simply by the list of ingredients...but was totally unsure of how this was going to turn out. I thought the amount of sugar was way to much. I scaled it down to 4 since I didn't need very much and it was still way to sweet. The other ingredients really didn't give it a lot of flavor but it did thicken up nicely as it was blending. Unfortunately that's about the only thing I enjoyed about this recipe. Sorry but this just wasn't my cup of tea. Thanks anyway. Read More
(13)
47 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 37
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/01/2007
We had an Isaly's Restaurant years ago that served this dressing. It was so popular they also sold it by the quart. I add additional onion to help balance the amount of sugar in this recipe. Also I added a little yellow coloring to make it reminiscent of the restaurant dressing. It can be made with prepared mustard as well. For those on sugar/carb restriction it can also be made with that famous blue sugar substitute as well though you will find you need to increase the amount of the sweetener. Enjoy! Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2011
Texans: This is almost a match for Babe's Chicken House house dressing! It's very sweet, with a nice vinegar tang, and the author is correct, it's surprisingly universally liked. I do grate the onion instead of finely dice (which is a pain, but results in a nice smooth texture) but other than that, no changes. :-) __Update!__ Also, the flavors become SO much more complex if you let the dressing sit for several hours before serving. It's phenomenal with spinach, bacon and fresh sliced strawberries. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2004
I loved this recipe! Even my kids eat it, and they HATE salad. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2003
Excellent. We really enjoyed this dressing. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/23/2003
Usually I know whether I'm going to like a recipe before I even make it simply by the list of ingredients...but was totally unsure of how this was going to turn out. I thought the amount of sugar was way to much. I scaled it down to 4 since I didn't need very much and it was still way to sweet. The other ingredients really didn't give it a lot of flavor but it did thicken up nicely as it was blending. Unfortunately that's about the only thing I enjoyed about this recipe. Sorry but this just wasn't my cup of tea. Thanks anyway. Read More
(13)
Rating: 4 stars
07/25/2006
This was very good! I halved the recipe. I served it over mixed greens and with pork roast and wild rice. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2010
I have tried numerous sweet and sour recipes...this is DEFINITELY our favorite. I make a double batch in my blender. Why does anyone buy bottled dressing when they can easily make this one? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2005
Excellent! I've also tried it with sweet red onion and it was also very good but came out an odd pink colour. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
01/05/2010
I loved this! I used thinly sliced red onion and I didn't have any dry mustard so I used prepared Dijon. Also I thought I'd soy sauce instead of the salt so it would add some color. LOL! Now I sound like one of those ridiculous reviews that gives a whole new recipe with the changes they've made! Regardless...it's good over a salad of mixed greens and mandarin oranges. Read More
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