This French Dressing recipe was my mom’s and the one we used on salads growing up. I love making my own salad dressing which I do 95 percent of the time. I prefer the fresh taste, avoiding the preservatives and additives and enjoy using the many varieties of vinegar to change the flavor from day to day. Usually we have a salad with dinner or for dinner each evening and I enjoy complementing the entree with the salad dressing. Right now in my cupboard there are bottles of red wine vinegar, champagne vinegar, tarragon vinegar, plain vinegar, apple cider vinegar and balsamic. I use olive oil, one of the vinegars and whisk in dried or fresh herbs, salt, pepper and sometimes onion or garlic powder depending on the flavor I am looking for. I usually make only enough to use that evening. This recipe for French dressing is made in a blender and yields more than 2 cups. The tomato base is achieved by using a can of condensed tomato soup. I made a batch this morning and put it in the refrigerator so the flavors marry. Also, many people enjoy spooning crumbled Bleu Cheese over the top of French dressing so having a small bowl of Bleu cheese on the table is another way to serve this.
Being that tomorrow is St. Patrick’s Day I thought I would suggest a few of my past posts that work very well with a traditional Irish dinner. You can either click on the link or on the recipe index above, in the bread category is my Irish Soda Bread. In the appetizer category you will find mini reubens or hot reuben dip (which is with the Texas caviar post). There are quite a few desserts to celebrate with, but two of them are the decadent and minty Mo Brownies or the Grasshopper pie which was my dad’s favorite.
Enjoy your week…
- 1 10oz can condensed Tomato Soup
- ½ cup salad oil (or olive oil)
- ¾ cup white vinegar
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ medium onion cut into chunks
- 1 clove of garlic, minced
- 1 Tablespoon Worchestershire Sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon Paprika
- Place all items in a blender
- Holding the top on, blend until completely combined
- Place in refrigerator to marry the flavors
- Serve over your favorite salad