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Zesty French Dressing

"The ingredients in this special French dressing are ones you likely have on hand," assures LaVonne Hegland of St. Michael, Minnesota. "Whip up a batch whenever you need it."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    about 1-1/2 cups


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed


  • In a blender or food processor, process all ingredients until smooth and thickened. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Shake well before serving.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 146 calories, 12g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 337mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • motherallice
    Jul 3, 2019

    My son is quite a picky eater when it comes to what he likes it has to be good. He only likes French Dressing and I was out and planning salad to go with dinner. So I found this recipe and thought to try it. I made 2 major changes because of my health problems: diabetes and congestive heart failure. Instead of 1/2 cup of regular sugar I used 10 packets of Stevia, generic form. Instead of white vinegar I used Apple Cidar vinegar which gave it a little more zip. I also had no celery seed so I used 1 1/2 teaspoons of Celery Salt. I omitted the regular salt. I asked my son to taste it when I was finished and didn't tell him what it was. He said it was a really good French Dressing!! For him that's high praise. Thanks for the recipe LaVonne!!

  • ennypaplm
    Mar 2, 2017

    This is great! As good as Ken's Country French. Next time, I'll cut back on the sugar a little. I used half sugar and half Spenda

  • NJ_mommy_1
    Nov 25, 2015

    This was a great recipe. Because of our low sodium diet in our family we do not put any salt in it at all since the other ingredients have salt in them so that is the only modification that we did. Thanks again!!

  • bwilkin
    Feb 23, 2014

    Great recipe. I do however cut the salt down to 1/2 teaspoon to reduce the sodium and it still tastes good. Easily doubled, keeps very well in frig. Thanks for sharing.