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Favorite French Dressing Recipe

Favorite French Dressing Recipe

My mom and her cousin developed this tangy dressing many years ago. It really perks up salad greens and holds together well once mixed. Everyone wants the recipe once they try it. -Linda Nilsen, Anoka, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min. YIELD:28 servings


  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1 cup canola oil


  • 1. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the vinegar, sugar and onion; set aside. Combine salt, mustard, paprika and 2 tablespoons chili sauce to form a paste. Add remaining chili sauce and mix well.
  • 2. Pour into vinegar mixture; add oil and shake well. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 102 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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manishs1 User ID: 7403946 2530
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"I love this one!"

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 1259
Reviewed Jun. 12, 2013

"I really enjoyed this tangy dressing. I will replace my usual French dressing with this one."

dicentra01 User ID: 5468213 2313
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2013

"Wonderful dressing. My husband said it was the best French dressing he has ever had. Wont be buying store bought brands anymore! Thanks!!"

nancynancy User ID: 6811164 1568
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2012

"it was easy to make, and I had everything here. not to mention it was delicious. thanks."

Mspoppy User ID: 1338705 1566
Reviewed Dec. 5, 2011

"big batch - used 1/2 oil - nice tang"

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