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Thick and Creamy French Dressing

This dressing is an excellent salad topper that is thick and well-seasoned. It goes great with a variety of salad greens. —Ruth Ann Stelfox, Raymond, Alberta
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    2-1/2 cups


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 small onion, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • Salad greens, tomato wedges and cucumber slices or vegetables of your choice


  • In a blender, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, vinegar, sugar, onion, salt and pepper; cover and process until smooth. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Serve with salad. Refrigerate leftover dressing.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 163 calories, 15g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • Jeaniejoey
    Apr 5, 2018

    So easy and absolutely the best French dressing!!! I use a Vidalia onion. I get a lot of requests for this at the office when we have lunch parties.

  • scbbc81
    Nov 5, 2015

    Mayo!? No that makes it more like Thousand Island rather than what is known as American style French dressing.

  • bwilkin
    Mar 5, 2015

    Great salad dressing!! We love french salad dressings and I have quite a few different recipes that I use. This one is a keeper for sure. I did omit the onion and used half sugar & half splenda. Tastes almost exactly like the marzetti country french. Much less expensive to make your own and so easy.

  • mom5
    Oct 12, 2014

    Oh my goodness, who knew! This dressing is wonderful. I did decrease the sugar to 1/3 cup and the oil to 3/4 cup. Will never buy bottled again. Thank you!

  • Caynicci
    Oct 8, 2014

    Best French dressing ever... Never buy it in store again...sooo easy to make & freezes well!Tell moonview if they want thousand island dressing to make that,not French dressing. This recipe is for FRENCH

  • atyour6
    Sep 22, 2014

    This recipe was the basis for my new French Dressing. I like the basic ingredients used, but modified it to utilize more healthy oils that I have on hand. Instead of Canola oil, which is generally a GMO food, I used organic Red Palm oil (harvested sustainably) and organic sunflower oil, in equal parts. (I also used all organic onion, ketchup and mayo.)I love the results. This recipe is going into my "Dressings" file.

  • moonview
    Sep 18, 2014

    Horrible! If you want a terrible thousand island dressing make this recipe. A total waste of ingredients! Never again.

  • Alabamagrandma
    Sep 17, 2014

    Excellent! No more store bought!

  • kim966
    Jul 22, 2014

    Made it on the fly and it was great.

  • havingfunwithmyfamily
    Sep 9, 2013

    This dressing is absolutely delicious! I had an abundance of tomatoes from the garden, and needed tomato recipes - pronto. This French Dressing was a huge hit with the family! I had to use my garden tomatoes so I substituted 2 fresh tomatoes for the the ketchup. I cut the oil down a bit. I used 1/2 cup. Delicious!