My grandmother loves French dressing. Specifically, Kraft Catalina dressing. And while it is no where near MY favorite, Pickle LOVES it.
With school starting soon, I’ve begun to think about what I will do for packed lunches, so that Pickle doesn’t have to eat the same thing over and over. She loves cucumbers and dressing, so I decided to look around for some recipes for a replica of her favorite French dressing.
I couldn’t find one that I loved, but pulled my own together from a few inspirations.
The best part about making your own dressings, especially this one, is that you will almost always have the stuff you need in the pantry to make it yourself AND it lasts a couple months in a sealed container in the fridge.
I mix all the ingredients in a small liquid measuring cup. Just dump it all right in there.
I beat it with a fork until it’s smooth and the sugar is dissolved.
Then, I pour it into a jar.
That’s it. Seriously. Measure and mix. And… AND… it tastes good. Really good. And I don’t even really LIKE French dressing, usually.
- 1/2 c. canola oil
- 1/2 c. ketchup
- 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
- 1/3 c. red wine vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp dried minced onion
- 1 tsp paprika
- Dash of Worcestershire
- Mix all ingredients.
- Store in sealed container in the refrigerator.