This tangy homemade French Dressing recipe is WAY better than anything you can buy in a bottle, and it’s made with simple, common pantry ingredients!
There are various reasons you might want to make your salad dressing from scratch including.
Today’s motivation? Taste.
The last time I bought French salad dressing at the store, it tasted awful. And what’s the point of that? If I am going to eat something highly processed and overly sugary, it ought to at least taste good.
Since it tasted awful, and I had a Dorito Taco Salad on the line, there was only one course of action.
Make my own.
I’m not going to claim my version of Homemade French Dressing is healthy or better for you, but at least I can say it tastes great.
Thick and tangy with a sweetness and some spice, this is the French salad dressing of my dreams. It’s what I remember from the Greek restaurants growing up, and it’s exactly what I want on my Dorito Taco Salad today.
The best part is, it comes together in a minute or two with basic pantry ingredients you maybe/probably already have on hand.
If you are making this for a Dorito Taco Salad, you’ll probably only need half the recipe. But, it’ll keep for up to 4 days in the refrigerator so feel free to make the full recipe and use it elsewhere!
Homemade French Dressing Recipe
- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup light olive oil
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/8 teaspoon paprika
- Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.