Celery Seed Dressing

"Have had this recipe for quite a while. Just recently it was served (by a caterer) at a luncheon I was at. They also added chinese noodles which gave it a wonderful crunch. I think that I will try it with candied pecans the next time I make it."
photo by Rita1652 photo by Rita1652
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Ready In:
1 1/2 cups or more




  • Combine the sugar, mustard, salt and onion.
  • Add the vinegar and olive oil and beat well till combined.
  • Add celery seeds and whisk all together to blend.

Questions & Replies

  1. My aunt used to make a version of this recipe but she used tarragon vinegar and vegetable oil and added 1 T of paprika to give it a beautiful red color. She would do it all in the blender until the onion was blended into the dressing. I don't think it needs all this sugar and use about half as much.
  2. In the 60's my mom used to make a salad with vermicelli and bottled french dressing.....what else I don't remember. Does anyone know this recipe ? It was easy and I remember being very good to the taste.
  3. What kind of Vinegar? white or apple cider?


  1. I seem to have lost my celery seed dressing recipe. :( So, I went searching on Food.com for one that seemed to match my original one. I just whipped this up in the blender, and it tastes very close to my recipe. I did two things differently. I don't care for all olive oil dressing, so I used mostly corn oil with about a quarter cup of EVOO (a tablespoon or two of that being a garlic infused EVOO). The other thing I did was add 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum to keep it from separating. I am letting it sit overnight in the refrigerator so the flavors can meld, though it's pretty tasty right now. :) I'll keep looking for mine, but until I find it, this is a great pinch hitter.
  2. Very good drizzled on tomato slices and also on salad greens. I cut the oil amount to 2/3 cup.
  3. This is a sweet and delicious dressing. My co-worker recently shared this recipe with me. She has made it for years and found the original recipe in The Joy of Cooking where it is used to dress fruit salads. She served it over alternating slices of avacado and pink grapefruit (a wonderful combination). I have made it with successfully with 1/3 cup sugar and 3/4 cup oil and enjoyed it a lot - but love the original too! Thanks for a keeper.
  4. We really enjoyed this dressing. I nice addition to my collection.
  5. Another excellent Salad Dressing to add to my growing list of homemade dressings.Made last weeks dressing using Equal and today made it with Splenda, both worked very well for me. I found a scant 1/3 cup of sugar substitute suited our tastes. Thank you dojemi for sharing this salad dressing recipe.



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