I chose this recipe when I ran out of commercial Catalina dressing because it was quick and I had all the ingredients. But it seemed awfully bland to me and I did not care for the distinct flavor of the canned soup that remained. Just a personal taste thing (thinking I might do better with a ketsup base).
I love this recipe. I used to make this in the early 70's, but I lost the recipe...and believe me I've searched for it! Thank you for giving me back my favorite homemade salad dressing recipe.
After seeing that it was made from condensed soup I was a little skeptical about this one. I tried it with 1/2 Tbsp onion powder instead of minced onion because we were out. It did have a taste similar to campbells soup but it was quickly removed with a three second squirt of Heinz Ketchup. I am curious to see if a store brand soup would be the same- they seem to be a lttle more "tomato-ey"
I was looking for a Catalina dressing recipe to go with taco salad. This was great!! I actually used 6 packets of Splenda instead of the 4 T. sugar. Worked out great!! Thank you for posting!!
This Catalina dressing is delicious!! It is much better than any store-bought and very quick and easy too! My family prefers homemade salad dressings over the premade and I definitely won't be buying Catalina anymore. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe...it is definitely a keeper!!
I have made this 3 times this summer. It is better than any purchased brand and so economical. I use it in my macaroni salad dressing (1/3 each catalina, mayo, miracle whip). Had some of the Catalina left over one day and marinated pork chops for the BBQ. Today I made the Catalina specifically for the marinade. Thanks for the recipe.
Just made the recipe and have it chilling in the refrigerator for Taco Salad. I tasted it as soon as it was blended well, and it is the dressing I have been looking for. I used Campbell's Healthy Request soup to save calories and it was just fine. Thanks, Carole in Orlando
This is a great salad dressing. We paired it up with busy mom's Taco Salad, Taco Salad, and it made an Awesome meal!
Hi Wildheart: Wow! This is a great Catalina recipe. It's a cinch to put together and the end result is a tangy, spicy, tasty dressing that really dolled up our salad. You're right: It's now our favorite! Thanks a bunch for posting. Laudee C.