Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 2 mins

This dressing can also be used as a marinade for meats. From "Cooking a la Heart"- Delicious heart healthy recipes from the Mankato Heart Health Program. When I was little, the only time I had salad was at my grandma's house, and it could only be with Western dressing. Ok, that still holds true. But still, I figure a home made version of the dressing would be pretty cool! Oh, and have you ever tried just putting some ketchup on a bowl of salad? It's great- (Just don't put too much on- less than a tablespoon is perfect for a bowl).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a jar with a tightly-fitting lid, combine ketchup, oil, sugar, lemon juice and pepper.
  2. Cover and shake vigorously.
  3. Add vinegar, and onion, if desired.
  4. Shake again.
  5. Refrigerate.
  6. Shake well before each use.


Most Helpful

Nice tart, sweet flavor. Will make this for good now instead of buying Western Dressing.

nancylauf March 22, 2011

Interesting having a dressing with ketchup and not being a French style dressing. Really good with the lemon juice (I added more) and I used green onion in it. I would cut back the sugar a bit next time. Thanks Bee

Tebo July 20, 2005

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