My Mother’s Salad Dressing

This was my very favorite salad dressing when I was a kid. I haven’t made it in ages, so I don’t have a photo, but it’s really yummy and is a perfect dressing to use when you have kids around and want to encourage them to eat their greens! I’ll be making a batch for Boy and Girl soon.

Mom’s Salad Dressing
(sort of a sweet, Catalina-ish dressing)

1 cup oil, your choice
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup vinegar (your choice)
(maybe start out with apple cider for kids and then work your way up to balsamic)
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. paprika
dash of onion and/or garlic powder
(you may prefer to use some – maybe 2 Tbsp – finely chopped, fresh shallot instead)
sprinkle (1/2 tsp?) of your favorite dried herb, optional
optional: a dash of celery seed and/or prepared mustard

Penzey’s Sunny Paris seasoning
is also great in this dressing (omit the onion, garlic, shallots, and herbs)

Whisk together all ingredients, EXCEPTING THE OIL, into a medium-sized bowl. Slowly pour the oil into the mixture, whisking constantly to blend and incorporate.

Here’s a photo!

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Posted on August 26, 2008 at 11:52 am by lara · Permalink
In: Salad

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