Flavorful Homemade French Dressing

Well, did you get your fill of delicious, calorie-laden foods this weekend? I certainly helped myself to many of my Thanksgiving favorites...maybe even more than once. After a splurges like this weekend's, I like to go back to the freshness of salads. In order to keep enjoying the fresh veggies in the salads, sometimes we have to switch up the dressings we use. That's why I found myself making this Flavorful Homemade French Dressing.

Replace the store bought dressings in your house with this easy Flavorful French Dressing.

After tasting bottled French Dressing, my son loved the sweet and tangy flavor... could it have been the sugar or the food coloring? Well, determined to not let him get hooked on the bottled stuff, I went looking through my recipe archives. I remembered that my MIL had always made her own French Dressing, so I decided to give it a go. This recipe is a bit different than hers, but it is loaded with flavor and bound to perk up those tired salads you've been serving... you know the ones...with Ranch Dressing... every single time.

Replace the store bought dressings in your house with this easy Flavorful French Dressing.

Homemade French Dressing
(makes about 3/4 cup)

1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup white sugar (or comparable amount of other sweetener)
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2-1 tsp. onion powder
1/2-1 tsp. garlic powder

Whisk together all ingredients until sugar is melted. Store in covered mason jar in refrigerator. Shake to combine before serving.

Sounds easy enough, right? To be fair, I do make other salad dressings, but my kids don't seem to like the vinaigrettes. Oh well, I'm happy to try new salad dressing recipes to keep them interested in eating fresh veggies. My son has requested this one several times now... I think he's moved on from the "hidden valley", or at least broadened his horizons. What's your family's go-to salad dressing?

Here are a couple of other salad dressings you might enjoy:

Lemony Vinaigrette

Maple-Dijon Vinaigrette

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1 comment:

  1. These salads look amazing! I've got fresh lettuce in the garden so you can guess what I'm bringing indoors today. The Lemon vinaigrette sounds like a little piece of heaven. I'd love it if you stop by and share this at Tuesday's with a twist. Carole


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