Creamy Homemade French Salad Dressing is my all time favourite dressing, yet when I moved to Australia, they didn’t sell it here! The Aussie version of French dressing is an oil and vinegar variety, and I couldn’t eat it and ending up throwing it away. It was just completely different from what I was expecting.
The salad dressing varieties in Australian grocery stores is about 1/10th of what is available in North America. Even some of what I would consider are the American basics aren’t available here, even though Kraft Foods exist in Australia. But I digress…..So I have had to learn how to make some of my favourite salad dressings.
As a teenager, I hated salads, but French Dressing changed that for me. I would order a garden salad and french fries at the school cafeteria, then I would get 2 French Salad Dressings. One would be for the salad, and the other I would dip the french fries into it. I would also dip my fries into Blue Cheese Dressing, so tasty. So my love affair with French Dressing began.
Salad dressings are surprisingly easy to make, and don’t have any of the unpronounceable ingredients in store-bought salad dressings. Things like Propylene Glycol Alginate, or Calcium Disodium EDTA, or even one on the main ingredients which is High Fructose Corn Syrup. Google the High Fructose Corn syrup, you’ll be surprised what we eat for convenience, myself included. So now my rant is over.
This Creamy Homemade French Salad Dressing recipe is quick, easy and delicious. My kids completely devoured their salads with a generous serve of this tasty dressing. Ok, they drowned their salad with this dressing and licked the plates! If you’ve never tried Homemade French Salad Dressing before or made it at home, try this recipe, I’m sure you’ll love it! Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup Heinz ketchup
- ¼ cup white vinegar
- ½ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup onion, chopped
- 1 tsp fresh minced garlic
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 cup vegetable/olive oil
- Combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, vinegar, sugar, onion, garlic, salt pepper and paprika in a small food processor or blender and process until smooth.
- Gradually add the oil in a slow and steady stream, while still processing. Refrigerate for several hours before using.