The problem with store bought salad dressings is many of them are laden with sugar, food colorings, and preservatives. This homemade french dressing recipe uses only fresh, natural ingredients. No high fructose corn syrup. No red dye #40. And no preservatives. Sweetened with maple syrup or raw honey, and made just-right tangy with apple cider vinegar, this french dressing is one you can feel good about putting on your favorite salad or meat and veggies!
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Grandma’s Homemade French Dressing Recipe
This homemade french dressing recipe was passed down from my grandma. I’ve modified it a little bit to make it healthy and allergy friendly. This recipe also uses my homemade ketchup which is a favorite at our house!
- ⅓ cup homemade ketchup or organic, sugar-free ketchup
- ⅓ cup Bragg apple cider vinegar
- ⅓ cup Grade A Dark Amber or C maple syrup or raw organic local honey
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground pink Himalayan salt or sea salt
- 2 tablespoons organic dried onions or 1 organic onion, grated
- ¾ cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Medium mixing bowl
- Glass jar for storage
- In a medium bowl, combine the ketchup, vinegar, maple syrup, sea salt, and onion. Let sit for 15-20 minutes while the flavors mesh. This step also allows the dried onion to rehydrate.
- Add the olive oil and stir to incorporate. Pour into a glass jar. Store in the refrigerator.
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