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Homemade French Dressing

Homemade French Salad Dressing made in 2 easy steps. Made with regular pantry ingredients, preservative free. So tasty and tangy, I could almost drink it - Creamy French Dressing Recipe.
Course Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword French Dressing, French Salad Dressing
Prep Time 9 minutes
Cook Time 1 minute
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3 cups


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup Heinz ketchup
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • cup onion chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 cup vegetable 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.


TIP: You don't need to use a food processor or blender to make French Dressing. Sometimes I don't want the hassle of cleaning a food processor, as it's really only the onion that needs blending. I cut the onion into smaller pieces, small enough to fit into a garlic press, and push through. The garlic press allows the onion pieces to be broken up small enough, saving blending time! Just place all the ingredients in a bowl, and vigorously whisk together until combined.