• Mom's French Salad Dressing

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    Mom's French Salad Dressing
    Prep: 10 min Servings: 12
    by Bob Vincent
    126 recipes
    This is a salad dressing my Mom made for our family when I was a kid growing up in Nebraska. My brother loved the stuff. There is one very similar posted on CES but I thought I would post my Mom's as well. I don't know where she got the recipe; perhaps from an old 1950's cookbook or from a newspaper. It keeps well refrigerated. It isn't necessary to emulsify the oil but it makes for a creamy texture. It may seperate a bit in the refrigerator. If so shake well to combine ingredients again.


    • 2/3 Cup Cider Vinegar
    • 1/4 Cup Sugar
    • 1 tsp Paprika
    • 1 tsp Dry Mustard
    • 2 Cloves Garlic, crushed
    • 1/4 Cup Ketchup
    • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
    • 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
    • Salt/Pepper to taste
    • 2 Cup Canola Oil


    1. Combine all ingredients except the Canola Oil in a blender and puree until completely combined and very smooth.
    2. Gradually in a slow steady stream add the Canola Oil until the mixture is completely emulsified and a thick creamy texture.

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    • Kristy Brazelton
      Kristy Brazelton
      Hey Dad: I am so glad you posted this. I always forget to call & ask for the recipe & when I try at home, it's just not right. Now I want a spinach salad really bad! Love ya
      • myra byanka
        myra byanka

        Made the dressing with Splenda last night, as am on low carb. Yum!

        Thanks, Myra
        • Bob Vincent
          Bob Vincent
          A great idea on using the Splenda. I just made the original recipe last night but will definitely try the Splenda in the next batch. Thanks for the idea. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for your review.


        • myra byanka
          myra byanka

          Am making this tomorrow night. Has a lot less sugar than my go-to recipe.
          • John Spottiswood
            John Spottiswood
            Adding this to my try soon list too, Bob. I haven't made this sort of sweet french dressing before. I like this sort of dressing on a traditional spinach salad.

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