Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

I have fond memories of this. Even though I'm 63 I can still taste it. Mama would grab the glass bottle of ketchup, add cider vinegar, oil, smashed cloves of garlic stuck on a toothpick, add salt and pepper and shake. She never measured and it was alway perfect. She would halve an avocado and fill the cavity with it. She also put it over canned peaches and pears with cottage cheese. I am approximating the measurements. Hope you give it a try. T.J.


  1. Lacking a 50 year old Heinz glass ketchup bottle put all the ingredients in a jar, skewer the garlic cloves on a toothpick and shake.
  2. Adust vinegar and oil to your taste.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.
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We went through a whole jar of this and now my husband wants us to have one in the fridge at all times! At first, I thought it was just okay, but as the garlic marinated in it, the flavor just got better and better. Thanks for posting your mother's very simple and delicious recipe!

Literary Mom November 16, 2007