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Creamy Garlic French Dressing

I more often than not make my own salad dressings. I like being able to pronounce the ingredients that go into it.  They are easy to make and cost effective too. On many occasions I have made a salad bar for supper for guests or just our family. Everyone can add their own choices, with several dressings to choose from. Creamy Garlic French is just one of them.
  • 1-2 cloves garlic depending on the size of the clove and how much you like garlic. 
  • 3 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  1. In a blender, combine the first 8 ingredients.
  2. With the blender running pour in the vegetable oil in a very slow thin stream. This process should take about 2-3 minutes, other wise the dressing may separate.
  3. This keeps for about 2 weeks in the refrigerator.


  1. That's a great recipe Charlotte - thanks!

  2. We love garlic and I'm beginning to think more about making our own dressings. Looking forward to trying this one.

  3. Homemade dressing is the best! Thanks for sharing this one Charlotte.

  4. Quick question, is the vinegar amount correct? That seems so little for that amount of oil.

    1. Tracey, yes it is correct. I see what you are saying, but most traditional recipes are 2 parts oil to 1 part vinegar. What I forgot to add was the 1 tablespoon lemon juice that I have now added. Thanks for asking.

    2. I thought maybe another acidic item was missing. Thank you, am going to try this for sure.


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