Low Fat Celery Seed Salad Dressing

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

This recipe was in the latest issue of light & tasty.


  1. In a small bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sugar, onion, vinegar and celery seed. Cover and chill until serving. You can double this recipe and keep extra on hand.


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I originally came across this recipe at the Taste of Home website, which they called it Celery Seed Salad Dressing Recipe. While this dressing is good, I also found it to be extremely sweet, plus I thought it had way too much celery seed, (it over powered the taste of the dressing), and it was slightly runny. But... my hubby and I thought it tasted a lot like Henri's Tas-tee Homestyle Dressing. I made this dressing for a 2nd time, modifying the ingredients, but I did not use a reduced fat mayonnaise. I used regular Hellmann's Mayonnaise, plus I only added 6 tablespoons of sugar, a 1/4 cup of white wine vinegar (instead of red wine vinegar), 1 tablespoon of diced onion, and I only added 1 teaspoon of celery seed, which I thought was more than enough. After I chilled the dressing for about 2-1/2 to 3 hours in the fridge, it thickened up nicely, and I thought it tasted much better with the modifications I made with the ingredients. Like I said, this is a good dressing, but you may need to modify the ingredients to your taste.

Domestic Goddess March 12, 2013

What an easy, yet totally yummy salad dressing! With only 5 common ingredients, you'd be silly to buy the bottled dressing. I made this several hours before serving so the flavors could blend together. This goes perfectly with pretty much any type of veggie salad. Thanx!

*Parsley* April 01, 2010

This salad dressing is very quick and easy to make. It does NOT taste "low fat" but has a nice balance of light tanginess and flavorful sweetness which complemented our green salads well without being overwhelming. We enjoyed the recipe a lot ~ Thanks Shirl for sharing it!

Deb's Recipes April 14, 2006

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