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Makeover Family-Recipe Salad Dressing

Connie Pettersen of Aitkin, Minnesota tried lightening her mother-in-law's recipe and then let our Test Kitchen lighten it up further. The salad dressing dropped in fat and calories, but kept the delicious flavor of her mother-in-law’s original recipe.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/4 cups


  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 small onion, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • Sugar substitute equivalent to 5 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt-free seasoning blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed


  • In a blender, combine all ingredients; cover and process until blended. Transfer to a small pitcher or bowl. Refrigerate until serving.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 76 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 167mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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