French Salad Dressing Recipe

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French Salad Dressing is a popular topper for lettuce. Says field editor Jane Barta of St. Thomas, North Dakota, "We used this dressing at a drive-in and sold a lot of salads."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:26 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 26 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 tablespoons) equals 144 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 155 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, trace protein.


  1. In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients until smooth. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: about 3-1/3 cups.
Originally published as French Salad Dressing in Taste of Home April/May 1997, p54

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Reviewed Sep. 12, 2015

"Wonderful flavor and very easy to make. Definitely a keeper. Thank you for sharing your recipe."

Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"I've already written a review on this recipe but at the time I tried it, there was no ability to rate it. So I stand by my review - absolutely delicious - great recipe!"

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2009 Edited Aug. 22, 2011

"This dressing is absolutely delicious. I make my own salad dressings and have tried many recipes but this recipe is by far the best one I've ever tasted for French Salad Dressing. Easy to make - delicious!"

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