36 Reviews

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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:)Shirl(: May 11, 2009

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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jackoa21 December 11, 2012

Great taste, just like the bottle one only fresher and no preservatives! I made only half and it was plenty for us. I didn't add fresh onion substituted 1/2 tsp of onion powder. Highly recommended

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3RiversCook October 02, 2015

Good salad dressing. I will cut down on the sugar next time. Even 1/2 a cup was way too sweet

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stevoph September 15, 2015

Because of the mayo; i reduced the oil by more than half. it's really unnecessary as it's usual purpose in the dressing is as a binding-agent and the mayo and ketchup sufficiently do that on their own

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marievebrule July 27, 2015

Great flavor but wayyy to oily. I suggest you cut on oil amount so it can emulsify better. But the taste is awesome.

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Frozen Coconuts April 22, 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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bobwith just 1 o January 16, 2015

Very good dressing! Tangy with just the right sweetness (using the lesser amount of sugar).

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Sarah E. July 17, 2014

I have made home made French salad dressing for over 45+ years that was given to me by my Father who got it from a restaurant head chef friend of his. First, you need to use Heinz Ketchup ONLY. Second, use Wesson Oil or very Virgin Olive Oil. If you don't want the oil to separate, put all the ingredients in a large blender and blend it for 3 to 5 minutes (helps break down the oil molecules). I don't blend the onions in mine and I add them last (you can dice them superfine or you can shred them, either way, the choice about blending them or not is yours. Second, the longer you let this recipe "age" the better it gets. You can add or subtract the amount of each ingredient until you find what you like. I generally make a triple batch as I use it up quite quickly. This recipe is great as is, but I have to replace the lemon juice with apple cider vinegar as my daughter is allergic to citrus acid (especially lemons). I generally don't blend any of my ingredients as I like to shake up my dressing just before I use it. When I know I am having company, I blend all of the ingredients so the dressing is very smooth. DON'T BE AFRAID TO EXPERIMENT, AFTER ALL, ISN'T THAT THE BEST PART OF COOKING? BonAppetite!

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Ken's Kitchen April 25, 2014
The Best French Salad Dressing