How to Make Your Own — French Salad Dressing

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Homemade French Salad Dressing

Another item to remove from your grocery shopping list.  Because you probably already have all of the ingredients in your pantry.

  • 3/4  cup Mayo
  • 1/4  cup oil (using a light oil is recommended such as Sunflower or Sesame)
  • 3 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1  Tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1.5  tsp garlic powder

Combine the dry ingredients in a small dish and set aside.  Blend the mayo and oil  (I used Sesame oil because it’s a light oil) until smooth, then add the vinegar and blend about a minute.

pint jar with blender blade

pint jar with blender blade


Did you know you can use a threaded jar, like a Mason jar with your blender blade. If you didn’t, well go ahead and add that one to your bag of tricks, because it will make a lot of things easier in the kitchen.  I like to use a canning jar for mixing things that I plan to store in the jar.  I use the blender for the mixing and then store the salad dressing right in the jar it was made in. 



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Then add the dry ingredients to the oil, mayo and vinegar and blend another minute.
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Write the date prepared on the jar, and store in your refrigerator.

Now that took less than 5 minutes to gather the supplies and mix it up.

Do you enjoy making your own items from your pantry supply?
If you have any “make your own grocery” items that you like, please share them with us.


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I have a few, ok, more than a few pet peeves with the ingredients in most store bought items.  Again, I’m not the food police here but, I try where I can to eliminate High Fructose Corn Syrup.  It drives me nuts that it’s in almost everything.
So here is a picture that I took while at the grocery store of a French dressing label.  We have other ingredients that we try to avoid as well such as so many dyes and most of the things that we can’t pronounce but, HFCS is currently my #1 item that we can mostly avoid by making our own, and of course we have to make sure that the mayo, ketchup, pickles or whatever else we put in our own doesn’t have the dreaded HFCS.
french dresssing with priceAt $2.89 for a 16 oz bottle, I think we can do better than that by just using what we already have in our pantry.







You can also Make Your Own Thousand Island Dressing:





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Hey Y'all, I'm Debra, Southern but not a Charmer - A little bit opinionated, a little bit stubborn, a little bit strong willed, and a little bit witty. Homemaker & Homeschooler - Enjoys Cooking and Crafting but not Cleaning - Never enough time to do it all - Gotta have Coffee, Chocolate, Good Books, Flipflops, and the occasional Sweet Tea- Runner Wannabe - Finding and claiming balance between healthier options for home and body, but not being a slave to those choices. Lover and Follower of Jesus, it's a relationship not a religion.
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