Make delicious homemade French salad dressing in a few minutes, with common pantry ingredients, a saucepan and a blender! It’s great on salads!
Make delicious homemade French salad dressing in a few minutes, with common pantry ingredients, a saucepan and a blender! Great on salads!

I love to make homemade salad dressing in the comfort of my own kitchen! For some reason, they always seem to taste better… maybe that’s just wishful thinking on my part, but they sure are GOOD!

This quick and easy recipe for French salad dressing is a delicious favorite of ours, and I want to share it with you today. When made as written, you should end up with about 16 servings of salad dressing (2 Tablespoons per serving). The recipe can easily be doubled, too!

Over the years I’ve made quite a few salad dressings from scratch (at least 10 different kinds), and this recipe ranks right up there near the top! Tangy, sweet, and filled with great flavor, I think you will love this dressing on your favorite mixed green salad! Here’s how to make it:

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How To Make French Salad Dressing

The first thing you will do is combine granulated sugar, oil, and white vinegar in a medium saucepan. Bring this mixture to a boil, stirring often, and let it boil for 3 minutes. When finished, the sugar will be completely dissolved. Set the pan aside.

Sugar, oil, and vinegar are boiled in saucepan to begin making the French salad dressing.

Place ketchup, salt, Worcestershire sauce and finely grated onion in a separate medium bowl. TIP: Use the small holes on a box grater to finely grate the onion, because you want to have very tiny pieces of onion to pulverize in the blender later.

Stir well, to fully mix these ingredients. Once mixed, you are ready to blend all the ingredients together to make homemade French salad dressing!

Ketchup, salt, Worcestershire sauce and grated onion are combined in a bowl.Small holes in a box grater are used to finely grate onion for the salad dressing. The base for the French salad dressing is combined in bowl.

Time To Blend!

Place the ketchup and onion mixture into a blender. Pour the sugar/oil/vinegar syrup into the blender, as well. Put the lid on the blender. Begin to blend the ingredients on LOW speed, just until combined.

Once lightly blended, increase speed to medium, and let the French salad dressing blend for 3-4 minutes. The blending will allow the ingredients to fully blend and let the oil emulsify and incorporate with the other ingredients.

When done, the salad dressing will be smooth and creamy! HOORAY! You just made your very own homemade French salad dressing! Let the salad dressing cool just a bit (still in the blender), and then transfer it into a serving bottle (I use a funnel).

 Cover and refrigerate the salad dressing until ready to use. You can store the salad dressing in any kind of container as long as it has a lid and is airtight.

The salad dressing is blended for several minutes to fully combine the ingredients.Once fully blended, the French dressing is creamy and smooth.The homemade French salad dressing is transferred to a serving jar once done.

Time to Enjoy The Homemade French Salad Dressing

When you’re ready to use it, simply pour or drizzle (with a spoon) the salad dressing onto your mixed green salad, serve and enjoy!

It has wonderful flavor, and I truly believe you will love this salad dressing! Store any leftover salad dressing (covered) in the refrigerator.

A Tablespoon of salad dressing is drizzled onto a mixed green salad on a white plate.Green salad, ready to eat, topped with French salad dressing.

I really hope you enjoy serving this delicious French salad dressing on your favorite green salads! We sure do. Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you will come back soon for more family-friendly recipes! Have a great day.

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Homemade French Salad Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins

Make delicious homemade French salad dressing in a few minutes, with common pantry ingredients, a saucepan and a blender! Great on salads!

Category: Condiments, Salad Dressing
Cuisine: French
Keyword: French salad dressing
Servings: 16 (2T. per serving)
Calories Per Serving: 96 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ medium yellow onion finely grated
  1. Combine granulated sugar, oil, and vinegar in a medium saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil. Let boil, stirring often, for 3 minutes; remove from heat. Set pan aside.

  2. In separate bowl, combine ketchup, salt, Worcestershire, and finely grated onion. Tip: use small holes on a box grater to finely grate onion. Stir well.

  3. Combine ketchup mixture and oil/sugar mixture in blender. Put on lid. Blend on LOW speed until combined (without splashing). Once lightly blended, increase speed to medium, and blend 3-4 minutes. When done, salad dressing will be smooth and creamy! Let cool slightly, then transfer to covered container.

  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve, then drizzle over green salad. Store leftover dressing (covered) in refrigerator. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Homemade French Salad Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 (2 Tablespoons))
Calories 96 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 145mg6%
Potassium 32mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 39IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 3mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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