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Homemade, Tangy French Dressing

Thanks to my father, I'm a big foodie who's been cooking and baking since I was a young girl. Cooking is a passion that brings me joy.

Tangy French dressing

Tangy French dressing

Ready for Your New Favorite Dressing?

If you're anything like me, homemade is always the best way to go when it comes to delicious recipes—and that includes dressings and dips. This tangy, homemade French dressing is better than any store-bought version. It's also cheaper and healthier, and most of the ingredients can be found right in your pantry. I researched over a dozen different recipes and used ingredients that worked for me.

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

4 min

4 min

2 Cups French dressing



Ingredients for French Dressing

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 to 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2-3 tablespoons onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions for French Dressing

  1. Place olive oil, ketchup, white sugar, chopped onion, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, celery seed, onion powder, paprika, chili powder, garlic salt or fresh garlic clove, salt and pepper in mixing bowl.
  2. Whisk ingredients until well blended. Transfer to a jar or bottle and refrigerate until needed. Remember to shake well before serving. I use plastic squeeze condiment bottles because I find them perfect for storing my homemade dressings and dips.
I store my homemade French dressing in plastic squeeze condiment bottles.

I store my homemade French dressing in plastic squeeze condiment bottles.

Homemade French Dressing

The Difference Between French and Catalina Dressing

"The manufactured version is sweet in taste and colored orange-to-red from the use of paprika and tomatoes. In manufactured versions, 'French dressing' is generally a pale orange and creamy, while 'Catalina French dressing' is generally bright red and less creamy in nature."

— Wikipedia

© 2018 Linda Rogers