Real French Dressing (not Catalina)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 0 mins

If you've come here looking for the sweet orangey stuff, click the Back button. This is authentic salad dressing as the French would have. Dancer and another poster have similar recipes, but mine is a variation and a damned good one if you ask me. WELL worth a try since it is so simple and I am sure you'll make it many times if you give it a try. The recipe may be doubled or tripled. Very salty and tangy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Shake before dressing your salad.


Most Helpful

Taste just like it should. Salty Oil. Fixed it and turned it into Italian by adding garlic, some sugar, basil, onion, etc...

RavenousRavenDesign May 09, 2012

Good and tart. I made this while my dad was here a couple of days ago. He is diabetic and wanted to make a dressing without sugar. I made as directed except did cut the salt to one tsp, for my dad. Enjoyed the simplicity and freshness of this dressing over a mixture of lettuces, spinach and feta cheese. Thanks for posting DeSouter.

sloe cooker June 30, 2011

I was one of those looking for a tangy orangey recipe but this looked interesting. It was way to salty for my taste so I added 1/2 teaspoon garlic granuales, 1 teaspoon chopped onion, and 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning and made an exellent Italian dressing out of this. Next time I will reduce the oil, personal preference.

Triple BQ August 15, 2009

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