Homemade French Salad Dressing

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  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2-3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup minced yellow onion
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon garlic salt, or to taste or use 1-2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic and 1/2 teaspoon white salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, optional or to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons mayonnaise, optional, add in only for a creamy-style French dressing


In a large food processor blend all ingredients together until smooth (starting with 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt and 1/2 cup sugar and add in more to taste after mixing.

Do not attempt to make this in a small 4-cup blender or you will have the dressing all over your counter!

Mix in the mayonnaise (if using) for a creamy-style French dressing.

Place in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.