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    The Best French Salad Dressing

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    Kittencalskitchen's Note:

    This dressing will have you licking your plates clean, it's that good and better than any bottled! this is best if made a few hours ahead to blend the flavors or make a day ahead --- for creamy French dressing add in the mayonnaise and for creamy blue cheese French dressing add in 1/4 cup or more of crumbled blue cheese --- all amounts may be adjusted to taste

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    1. 1
      In a large food processor blend all ingredients together until smooth (starting with 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt and 1/2 cup sugar and add in more to taste after mixing.
    2. 2
      Do not attempt to make this in a small 4-cup blender or you will have the dressing all over your counter!
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      Mix in the mayonnaise (if using) for a creamy-style French dressing.
    4. 4
      Place in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on May 11, 2009


      This has a wonderful taste. I do feel that it has too much oil in it, but maybe it is the type of oil I used that made the difference. I used a canola oil, but would take direction for another. This makes alot so I don't have to make another salad dressing for awhile. I will make this again as it was very easy to make and taste very good on a green salad. It didn't have me licking the plate but I certainly made sure that ALL the dressing was sopped up. Thank you for posting Carol.

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    • on December 11, 2012


      This is the best dressing for taco salad. I did not change a thing. I always get requests for the recipe

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    • on January 16, 2015

      I learned this basic recipe from a church cookbook about 60 years ago. We didn't know there was any vinegar but the apple kind. 1/2 c. sugar, 1/2 c. apple cider vinegar, 1/2 c. catsup (how we spelled it then), and 1/2 c. vegetable oil, which usually meant corn oil. Put it in something and shake it up and pour it over some greens. I've done a lot of experimenting with this recipe over the years, adding and subtracting, changing oil (filter and lube?) but with this recipe you will get raves and requests. Without the add-ins and enhancements. Goes on about anything. Try a few dribbles on some cottage cheese. One of he best basic recipes in the world. When I learned it I don't thin there was such a thing as Catalina and the French in the stores did (and does not) resemble this concoction. Do be sure your oil is fresh, not close to the pull date. This is my first post here and I was lured specifically by this recipe. It's hard to screw up unless you overdo an added ingredient.

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    Nutritional Facts for The Best French Salad Dressing

    Serving Size: 1 (855 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1053.8
    Calories from Fat 869
    Total Fat 96.5 g
    Saturated Fat 12.5 g
    Cholesterol 2.1 mg
    Sodium 827.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 50.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 45.6 g
    Protein 1.6 g

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