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Celery Seed Dressing

From Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Jane Viliky shares this wonderfully versatile dressing that's a snap to whisk together. "It adds refreshing flavor when drizzled over a seasonal fruit assortment," she reports. "And it's equally tasty if you serve it over lettuce or spinach."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 5 min.
  • Makes
    1-1/2 cups


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 cup vegetable oil


  • In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Stir in vinegar and onion. Slowly add oil, whisking constantly until combined. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Serve over fresh fruit or salad greens.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 196 calories, 18g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 197mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • Appy_Girl
    Apr 12, 2014

    I can't imagine what I did wrong. Instructions are very clear. This one just did not work out for me. I did cut the amount of sugar and even that was too sweet for our tastes. The sugar never dissolved. Even though it had plenty of counter top resting time. The amount of celery seed was very lacking. It also had way too much oil. Sorry to have such a negative review but no one was more disappointed than I was.Janie

  • LN110
    Feb 25, 2014

    I grew up between Harrisburg and Pittsburgh and I was searching for a recipe like the one from my favorite restaurant back home. I thought this would come close and it was perfect! Now I don't have to drive 100 miles to get my favorite salad dressing.

  • kerrizims
    Aug 4, 2013

    I love celery seed dressing and this one is very light. I like it over a green summer salad!