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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.
This is the best dressing for taco salad. I did not change a thing. I always get requests for the recipe
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.
Very good dressing! Tangy with just the right sweetness (using the lesser amount of sugar).
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!
This was my first time ever making salad dressing and this recipe was excellent. I went just a<br/>tad bit light on the sugar and would do that again next time. It is kind of like a catalina but just seems to have the right simple blend of flavors.
I found this recipe today and made it for the salad tonight.........it is the absolute BEST I've tasted. I too used Canola Oil and it was delicious. Except for using garlic powder instead of garlic salt, I stuck to the recipe as it was posted........ Next I'm going to marinade a London Broil in it :)
Used less oil and added water, but the taste was great!
have made this several times, for myself and family. It scales easily, and stays well in the fridge for a long time (just mix before serving).