Mom's French Salad Dressing Recipe

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This is a salad dressing my Mom made for our family when I was a kid growing up in Nebraska. My brother loved the stuff. There is one very similar posted on CES but I thought I would post my Mom's as well. I don't know where she got the recipe; perhaps from an old 1950's cookbook or from a newspaper. It keeps well refrigerated. It isn't necessary to emulsify the oil but it makes for a creamy texture. It may seperate a bit in the refrigerator. If so shake well to combine ingredients again.

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Servings: 12-14


Cost per serving $1.18 view details


  1. Combine all ingredients except the Canola Oil in a blender and puree until completely combined and very smooth.
  2. Gradually in a slow steady stream add the Canola Oil until the mixture is completely emulsified and a thick creamy texture.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 253g
Recipe makes 12 servings
Calories 1391  
Calories from Fat 1287 93%
Total Fat 145.56g 182%
Saturated Fat 10.74g 43%
Trans Fat 0.58g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Potassium 184mg 5%
Total Carbs 24.86g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%
Sugars 22.15g 15%
Protein 0.67g 1%
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  • Kristy Brazelton
    Hey Dad: I am so glad you posted this. I always forget to call & ask for the recipe & when I try at home, it's just not right. Now I want a spinach salad really bad! Love ya
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    • myra byanka

      Made the dressing with Splenda last night, as am on low carb. Yum!

      Thanks, Myra
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
      1 reply
      • Bob Vincent
        March 17, 2012
        A great idea on using the Splenda. I just made the original recipe last night but will definitely try the Splenda in the next batch. Thanks for the idea. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks so much for your review.


      • myra byanka
        March 4, 2012

        Am making this tomorrow night. Has a lot less sugar than my go-to recipe.
        • John Spottiswood
          January 24, 2012
          Adding this to my try soon list too, Bob. I haven't made this sort of sweet french dressing before. I like this sort of dressing on a traditional spinach salad.

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