Catalina Dressing

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 10 min.


1-1/2 cups

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Making homemade salad dressing is so easy. I love that this Catalina dressing recipe is made without preservatives and I get to control the ingredients that go in it. Don't miss these other homemade salad dressing recipes —Sharon Rehm, New Blaine, Arkansas
Catalina Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash ground turmeric
  • Dash cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 cup canola oil


  1. Place the first ten ingredients in blender. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream.

Catalina Dressing Tips

What is the difference between French and Catalina dressing?

Catalina dressing is considered a type of French salad dressing, The main difference between the two is that Catalina dressing tends to be thinner and a brighter shade of red than French dressing. Catalina dressing's shade of red is due to its high ketchup content.

What is Catalina dressing made of?

Most Catalina dressings are made with a blend of ketchup, vinegar, sugar and oil. This recipe gets its zippy flavor from the addition of Worcestershire sauce, ground mustard and a dash cayenne pepper.

What does Catalina dressing go with?

There are many ways to use Catalina dressing! Some of our favorites include a taco pasta saladno-fuss chicken, marmalade meatballs and veggie wrap recipe.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 58 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.