The Best Red French Dressing

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Red French Dressing is a tangier, spicier version of a traditional french dressing. This recipe is an adaptation from Helen Corbitt's Cookbook. It always gets RAVE reviews! Sweet, tangy, hint of spice, WOW! Helen categorized this Red French as a Southern thing, but she also categorized it as spicy with the 2 drops of Tabasco she called for. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all in airtight container Refridgerate 4-8 hours before serving (8 is best).
  2. Can store in refridgerator for up to one week.


Most Helpful

This was a really good dressing for my salad of iceberg, blue cheese and toasted pecans. I mixed it in a shaker jar and made sure the spices and vinegar were well shaken and dissolved before adding the oil. This was easy to make low carb by substituting Heinze Lo-Carb ketchup and Splenda. Really hit the spot for a sweet and spicy dressing. Thanks for posting

Lise in Indiana January 23, 2009

I have made this several times and love it! The only thing I do different is I add more tabasco (love the spicy-ness of it). Thanks for posting this!

kim_michele July 12, 2004

A nice good and bit different French Dressing. It was good over a green salad.

Tebo April 27, 2004

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