Homemade French & Catalina Salad Dressing

Jazz up your favorite salad with a homemade, sweet-and-tangy dressing, in both French and Catalina varieties!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade french & catalina dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Calories 48kcal
Author Samantha at Five Heart Home



  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 2/3 cup sunflower safflower, canola or other light vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey more or less, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt plus additional to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Place garlic in a blender or small food processor; pulse until minced. Add canola oil, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon, paprika, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper. Purée until well-combined. Adjust the salt and pepper to taste, if desired, and purée again. Transfer to a jar or bottle and store in the refrigerator for up to a week. Shake well before serving.


Follow the same directions using the following ingredients:
1 large clove garlic,
2/3 cup canola oil,
1/2 cup all-natural ketchup,
1/4 cup white vinegar,
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar,
1/4 cup honey (more or less, to taste),
1 tablespoon tomato paste,
1 tablespoon lemon juice,
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce,
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard,
1 teaspoon paprika,
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder,
1/2 teaspoon onion powder,
1/2 teaspoon salt (plus additional to taste),
Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
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If desired, you may finely mince the garlic with a knife, place all of the ingredients in a large jar with a tight-fitting lid, and shake vigorously until well-combined.
Feel free to cut the ingredients in half for a smaller batch of dressing.


Calories: 48kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 1863mg | Potassium: 93mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 19.7% | Vitamin C: 1.1% | Iron: 4.1%