By Miss Annie on October 25, 2002
Photo by * Pamela *
Photo by * Pamela *
"This is the recipe I use as a substitute for Kraft's Catalina Dressing."
Serving Size: 1 (712 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"Just finished making this dressing and the taste is so similar to Kraft's catalina dressing! Thanks, I will enjoy this often!"
"I've been making this recipe since 2004. I've tried different kinds of vinegar and found that Balsamic tastes the best. I've also used Splenda in place of the sugar and Canola oil in place of vegetable oil. Everyone that's tasted this dressing, has asked for the recipe.
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"I made this exactly as directed. Not my favorite, although I usually love ketchup based salad dressings. I think it was too sweet. I may try to make again with much less sugar. Just realized that I did use the heinz organic ketchup and I think it is sweeter than the regular kind. I put in about 2 T. of grated onion, next time I would use less."
"This was so good. I used a little less sugar. After I made it we have had salads quite often because the kids and I love this dressing so much. I think it is important to use the blender as it makes the emulsion. I don't think I will ever use the store bought stuff again. edited June 2012. This has been my go to recipe for a long time now, I don't grate the onion anymore and add some smoked paprika in addition to changing what type of vinegar-all are good."
"Loved this dressing. Great flavor and you don't need a lot on your salad."
"I have no idea what Catalina dressing is supposed to taste like as we cannot buy it here in Perth Australia so I made as 1 cup and got just over 1 cup (used 1/8 cup in recipe #433189 433189) and enjoyed the taste that I had of the dressing and look forward to using it in other recipes and on salad leaves, thank you Miss Annie."
"Excellent recipe. Definitely going to be making it again."
"I followed this recipe exactly and it turned out pretty good. I don't think it really tasted like Kraft's catalina dressing as this one tasted a bit too "ketchup-y" to me. But i'll definitely make it again as it was still very tasty. Thank you for posting!"
"Miss Annie, you have the BEST recipes! This is another winner! I used red wine vinegar, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I didn't even bother to get the blender out, just whisked it all together and then slowly whisked the oil in. It was so good! Thank you!"
"Oh my goodness! This made me ask myself "why do I buy $2 and $3 bottles of salad dressing?!!" This is so simple and so delicious! I took another reviewer's suggestion on using Splenda, canola, and balsalmic vinegar making it a little more healthier. Thank you, Miss Annie ... great recipe."
"This is really good. I am sure I will be makeing it all the time. I didn't have any celery seed, but probably won't ever use that anyway. I thought it might be a little too sweet, but hubby said it was just right. Thanks for a great recipe."
"just tried this dressing out today, n everyone really liked it! i did cut down on the sugar,infact used a Tb of Splenda instead. great dressing!!"
"I made this as a component of Recipe #244176 because I didn't want all that sugar that bottled Catalina dressing contains. (I substituted artificial sweetener.) This is really an excellent clone to the store bought stuff. Now I don't have to give up Catalina dressing due to hubby's diabetes. Yay! Actually, there is still a fair bit of sugar in this due to the ketchup, but much less with that one ingredient change. I really enjoyed this when I gave it a taste before use in the other recipe. I'll certainly be making this again for a salad in the future."
"Very very good! I used Splenda as I live with a diabetic and he was thrilled to have this sweet dressing without having to worry about the sugar....thanks."
"This was soooo easy, and tasty. My son loves Catalina dressing and cucumbers for a snack, I made this he gives this a huge thumbs up! I used cider vinegar, 1/2 cup of sugar in the raw, and only 1/2 of the oil to try to make it a little less caloric. Will try to use Stevia next time, as I am trying to stay away from refined sugars."
"This is a great recipe. I substituted 1 tsp onion powder for the grated onion. I used Bragg's unfiltered apple cider vinegar, Whey-Low (an all natural sugar replacement) and the ketchup I used was already sweetened with Agave Nectar. So no refined sugar went into my dressing. Tasted fantastic!"
"Great taste! I'll never buy store bought again!"
"I love this dressing! I subsituted Splenda for the sugar and it was perfect!"
"I've never been much of a Catalina salad dressing consumer, but we had a guest the other night and I knew that's all he likes, so I tried this one. Based on others' reviews I used less sugar (3/4 cup) and red wine vinegar. He said, "Wow, this is better than the real thing." I halved the recipe, but still there was some remaining. We finished it up last night and decided it's much better than we had ever given it credit for. Thanks for posting Miss Annie:)"
"Yeah, This dressing is yummy enough to turn a vegetable salad into a dessert. :)"