Classic French Dressing Recipe

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Making salad dressings at home is very easy! This recipe has many pantry staples so it is easy to whip up any time. It tastes wonderful on any greens.—Maron Craig Bielovitz, Elmhurst, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 100 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 186mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a blender or food processor, combine the first seven ingredients; cover and process until blended. While processing, gradually add the oil in a steady stream. Process until thickened. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 1-2/3 cups.
Originally published as Classic French Dressing in Country Woman March/April 2004, p6

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RAV4PONGO User ID: 1889041 218694
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"Thank you, Maron, this is wicked good! I didn't have a full half-cup of ketchup, so I used Heinz Jalapeno Ketchup to make up the difference. I will ALWAYS do that. It gave the dressing a bit of "warmth." I also added juice of 1/2 a small lemon to cut through the sweetness. So, the dressing had "warmth" and "tang." People, this is an amazing recipe as is. Tweaking it to my own family's personal tastes put it in the 'just perfect!" category."

2princesses2luv User ID: 4369472 60988
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2013

"This is so good! It's so easy & better than anything you can buy at the store."

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