This is a really simple recipe that will allow you to make homemade French dressing that will far surpass anything you can buy at the store. You can make your French dressing to be traditional or make it creamy. I’ll tell you how to make it your preferred way.
I prefer to make my own dressings because when you make them from scratch, you know exactly what goes into it. Dressings from the store have a lot of unnecessary and unwanted things in them. They also charge too much for them. Make them on your own for a fraction of the cost.
- ¾ c. oil (I use canola oil or vegetable oil)
- ½ c. sugar
- ½ c. ketchup
- ¼ c. vinegar (white or apple cider, I prefer it with white)
- ¾ tsp. minced onion (or ¼ tsp. onion powder)
- ½ tsp. paprika
- ½ tsp. celery seed
- ½ tsp. salt
Place all of the ingredients into a food process or blender. Blend for 1-2 minutes, or until the dressing looks smooth. Place the dressing into a mason jar or other container and store in your refrigerator until ready to use. Be sure to shake well before pouring. You can store it safely in your refrigerator for 10-14 days. This recipe does freeze well too.
If you prefer a creamier French dressing, just add in ¼ cup of half-and-half or heavy whipping cream and mix it as stated above. Either way you like your French dressing, this recipe works and both are so good.