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Favorite French Dressing

My mom and her cousin developed this tangy dressing many years ago. It really perks up salad greens and holds together well once mixed. Everyone wants the recipe once they try it. -Linda Nilsen, Anoka, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
  • Makes
    3-1/2 cups


  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup grated onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground mustard
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) chili sauce
  • 1 cup canola oil


  • In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, combine the vinegar, sugar and onion; set aside. Combine salt, mustard, paprika and 2 tablespoons chili sauce to form a paste. Add remaining chili sauce and mix well.
  • Pour into vinegar mixture; add oil and shake well. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
2 tablespoons: 102 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 291mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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  • Disha
    Nov 9, 2017

    Very good recipes

  • manishs1
    Sep 12, 2013

    I love this one!

  • lisa53202
    Jun 12, 2013

    I really enjoyed this tangy dressing. I will replace my usual French dressing with this one.

  • dicentra01
    Mar 31, 2013

    Wonderful dressing. My husband said it was the best French dressing he has ever had. Wont be buying store bought brands anymore! Thanks!!

  • nancynancy
    Aug 11, 2012

    it was easy to make, and I had everything here. not to mention it was delicious. thanks.

  • Mspoppy
    Dec 5, 2011

    big batch - used 1/2 oil - nice tang

  • Jeanine Lau
    Jul 5, 2009

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