By French Tart on January 21, 2007
Photo by French Tart
Photo by French Tart
"A very easy French Dressing with a few twists. This is a make ahead recipe wth a yield of about 250 mls or 1/4 pint; it keeps for about 7 to 10 days with no problems at all. I have stated dried herbs & seasonings - you can use fresh herbs & seasonings too, but this decreases the keeping time slightly. The oil content in this is considerably lower than most classic French dressings - making it a healthier option, and you know what has gone into it too!"
Serving Size: 1 (29 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"What a blessing this dressing is to me! I had to restrict my diet from salt and sugar (as we all probably should) and this recipe is wonderful. I substituted one small packet of splenda for the sugar/honey, and that's it! Low sodium, sugar but great on taste, thanks FT."
"Wow...this is fantastique...as noted in the name. A different twist on french dressing than I"m normally use to as the bottled kind are more sweet. I like this tart version. (pun intended). I suppose if you were so inclined to sweetened it a bit you could add more sugar. This will definitely be a repeat maker for me as I have a salad most nights.:-)
Made for RecipeTag in Kk's forum~"
"My DH loved this dressing and gave it a 4 star rating. I, on the other hand, found it too tart for my liking. I would probably make up enough just for him to use. Thanks for the posting!"
"A very nice, easy and tasty dressing. I served mine atop a salad of romaine lettuce, red grapes, havarti cheese and almonds. Totally yummy aside our Lobster Risotto tonight! Made as a THANK YOU to my friend French Tart for tagging me this month in Veggie Swap."
"So simple and really tasty! I used fresh shallots and garlic, both crushed, which seemed to work well. I personally enjoyed the kick of the dijon but others in my family found it a bit strong, so I might try it with wholegrain mustard next time for more sensitive tastebuds! Thank you for a great recipe, really livens up a simple leaf salad."
"Deserves more than 5 stars! After reviewing ALL of your recipes and saving at least 1/4 of them I came across this one. NOTE: To all the Americans that think "French Dressing" is the orange/red creamy one (like I did), really need to know this is the true "French Dressing" in my book. I have to tell you FT, I have reviewed many dressings like this w/similar ingredients and since you are Popular with 5 star ratings, I have decided to make yours. CHANGES/ADDITIONS: I added one extra Tablespoon Grey Poupon, Used dried onions (minced), the Honey w/addition of 1 tsp and lastly for the "dried garlic" I used vgourmet.com's dried "Roasted Garlic Sliced" (chopped fine). Thank you so much for a keeper!!!!"
"This was the first dressing I've made by myself; prior to this I was a devoted consumer shelved salad dressing...not anymore! Served over a salad with Recipe #282447. I will definitely use this recipe again! Thanks for all your help!!"
"*Reviewed for Zaar WOrld Tour 3* Great dressing. Simple to make and uses ingredients that we always have on hand. I thought that it may be a little too tangy for me- but got a nice surprise. Thanks for another great recipe. Photo being posted also"
"This is a great dressing,FT! I made this for my salad tonight and really enjoyed the lively taste. I used the juice of half of a large lemon, 1 t. garlic powder(no dried garlic at the grocery store),Splenda in place of the sugar, and no salt due to a low-sodium diet. I'll be making this a lot- thanks for posting it!"
"Simple and delicious. I could eat this every day and never get tired of it. It's great on most any salad - including rice or pasta salads."
"This was very easy to make and convenient that it could be made ahead. I used this over a simple lettuce salad and it was lovely but I think it probably compliments a more complex salad say with lettuce, strawberries and feta much better."
"Love this stuff, French Tart. Yummy and delicious. Yes, it's tangy...so what? I think it's great!!!! Can't wait to buy some butter lettuce and add caramelized pecans and some Mandarin oranges. Wooohoooo!"
"I felt this was a little too tangy for me, but nice for a change from the same old dressings I use. Wasn't sure if I had to let it sit for a period first. I used it 1/2 hour after making. I used bottled lemon juice, as I started making it b4 realizing I did not have a lemon. I might try adding some more sugar to see if it cuts the tang a bit. I can't seem to find a French dressing that we really like! :("
"Very tasty dressing! Not too oily and with a lot of flavour! Thanks French Tart!"