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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 salad dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 to 16 (2 T.) servings. The recipe makes approximately 1 1/2 cups of French dressing and 2 cups of Catalina dressing.
Calories 127kcal
Author Samantha at Five Heart Home

Ingredients

FOR FRENCH DRESSING:

  • 1 large clove garlic
  • 2/3 cup sunflower, safflower, 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

Instructions

  • Place garlic in a blender or small food processor; pulse until minced. Add 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.

Notes

FOR CATALINA DRESSING ~ 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 127kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 11mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Iron: 0.1mg