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Tangy Country French Dressing

Creamy, tangy, and sweet, this country French dressing livens up any plain salad and transforms it into a mouthwatering delicacy. Although you can buy bottled French dressing, it is nowhere near as delicious as this one. The recipe has quite a few ingredients but you probably already have most of them and you can make it in ten minutes.

The term ‘French dressing’ means different things in different countries and the term used to mean vinaigrette (a combination of one part vinegar and three parts oil). In the United States and Canada, a French dressing is usually based on oil and vinegar. Sugar is added to sweeten it and ketchup gives it tanginess and a red color. Paprika and Worcestershire sauce are usually added to, to give the dressing its characteristic flavor. Some versions might include chopped onion too.

You can also get a creamy version which is sometimes known as country French salad dressing, and that is what this recipe will give you – a wonderfully creamy, tangy and delicious dressing which is easy to make in a blender (or a food processor). This dressing is lovely with various kinds of salad recipes, so why not try it on your favorite one?

Traditional Country French Dressing
Summary: Buttermilk, ketchup, mustard, herbs, and onion are blended with other ingredients to make this tangy country French dressing which will add a charming flavor to your salad.
Cuisine: French
Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 6
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • ¼ onion
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro leaves
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon savory
  • 1 tablespoon dill weed
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup mustard
  • ⅓ cup apple cider vinegar
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  1. Put all the ingredients in a blender except the oil.
  2. Pour the oil in steadily as the mixture is blending.
  3. Serve when done or let it sit in the refrigerator overnight for flavors to blend.

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Tangy, creamy dressings are always popular because they pair wonderfully with any kind of salad, from shredded Brussels sprouts and white cabbage to mixed salad leaves, grilled vegetables, or a flavorful salad based on chicken or fish. This recipe makes plenty of delicious country French dressing which will add such a nice taste to your salad of choice. You can use a blender or food processor to make it in just a few minutes. If you are looking for a new dressing recipe, to make a change from your usual vinaigrette, Caesar or ranch, why not give this French dressing a whirl?

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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