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This is a wonderful recipe! Since changing to a "real food" diet a while back, salad dressings have been difficult for me, since I'm avoiding soy as much as possible and most commercial dressings are mainly soybean oil. I was a little unsure of how the sucanat would make it taste, but it was fantastic! The only changes I made were to use melted coconut oil (all I had on hand) and a pinch of dry mustard (for 1/4 recipe). It's really close to Western, which is my favorite dressing ever, and I love that I can make it with healthy ingredients. Taco Salad was saved tonight, THANK YOU!!

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The Frugal Cheflady May 17, 2011

Fantastic recipe. We like it better then store bought. First time I followed the recipe except used a can of drained deced tomatoes instead of the ketchup. The second time I modified it slightly to use what I had on hand and to reduce the fat abit. I used 1/2 c EVOO, 1/3c truvia, and 1 can petite diced tomatoes with juice. Still fantastic.

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woodsy1020 March 19, 2015

Excellent. Cut in half but followed proportions exactly. Used sugar in the raw. Used dried mined onions and garlic because it seems they give a more intense flavor kick to dressings, etc. Added 1/8 teaspoon paprika.

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mrsoul51 January 16, 2015

This is wonderful! Western dressing is my favorite and I'm very picky about it...and this is a keeper. I buy the big Cosco organic (sugar based) ketchup already so this is easy for me to do. My kids, husband, and myself all think it beats the store bought kind!

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Mary H. June 09, 2014

Thanks so much for a great recipe! I substituted coconut oil and coconut sugar and used coconut aminos in place of the Worcestershire sauce, and it's delicious--better than any commercial variety we've ever tried! The "healthy" dressings out there are so expensive and still contain a lot of ingredients we don't eat. I'm happy to have a healthy homemade version of my husband and children's favorite sweet yet zingy dressing!

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MNMamaElf April 10, 2014

Excellent. Made taco salad & used this as the dressing. Easy to make, and simple to cut down to amount needed. I used regular vinegar, and it was still great.

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kj.stuff July 06, 2013

We ran out of store bought Western brand dressing. I figured someone would have a recipe and I found this one. I was skeptical, sorry, but a lot of copy type recipes aren't that close to the original.

I have to say.....WOW! This is just as good, if not better, then the Western brand dressing you buy from the store. My kids both ate two bowls of salad tonight. This is a real winner in my book!

Thanks for sharing!

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Bacon13 December 07, 2011

Fantastic salad dressing that is definitely sweet, but I still enjoyed it greatly. It reminded me of Catalina dressing, and I plan to use it as a dip for chicken tenders. For a 2-person household, I appreciated that this recipe could be reduced easily to 1/4 recipe. Thanks for posting this recipe, WI Cheesehead -- commercial bottled salad dressing are rather scary with their preservatives. Made for Top Favorites of 2008 Tag, on the recommendation of 2Bleu.

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KateL February 28, 2009

What a great salad dressing! We loved it. I may use it sometime to marinate chicken in, then baste it with the marinade during baking or grilling. Yummy on our salad too! It's a new favorite for us!

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JusMeLinnie February 01, 2009

This recipe made it into our Book #231450. 4/06/08 - Absolutely fabulous! We have never had Western dressing before, so we can't compare it to anything, but this stuff is great! We will definitely add bacon next time also. This has a BBQ flavor, and a hint of catalina or french dressing. You could use this on burgers, ribs, pulled pork sandwiches, chef salads, etc. Endless possibilities! Thanks WI Cheeshead for a definite keeper. :)

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2Bleu December 28, 2008
Western Dressing