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Catalina Dressing

This Catalina Dressing is easy to make with pantry staples that you have already stored in fridge and tastes so much better than any store bought version. Even kids will eat a salad with this homemade Catalina salad dressing. It is an amazing condiment for your garden salads, taco salads, salad bowls, or just with some tortilla chips. So versatile and no one could ever tell it is naturally vegan.

This Catalina Dressing pairs well with a fresh mixed salad.

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Be sure this dressing will be a staple for your cheap family dinners. It is easy to make, versatile, homemade, satisfying, creamy, comforting, packed with bold flavors and made for everyone who is into good food.

Closeup view of a glass jar with the dressing.

What you need for this Catalina dressing recipe

  • oil
  • ketchup
  • maple syrup
  • vinegar
  • garlic
  • onion powder

Optional add:

  • smoked paprika

Pouring the Catalina Dressing over fresh salad.

How to make Catalina Dressing

In a bowl combine oil, vinegar, garlic, onion powder, ketchup. Season with salt and pepper and optional smoked paprika.

Mix everything together with a wire whisk, or simply put everything in a dressing shaker and combine.

It makes such a fantastic condiment for salads, or just eat it up with some chips, yum.

Step by step instructions how to make the Catalina Dressing

Tips and variations

How long will it stay fresh in the fridge? It can be stored for around 2 months sealed in a airtight container or bottled.

Sugar free version: replace the maple syrup by monk fruit sweetener and use sugar free ketchup.

Mix dressing and the salad in a bowl.

Taco salad: use your favorite taco salad and mix with dressing.

Catalina French dressing: add 2 tsp vegan Worchester sauce and 1 tsp mustard.

This Catalina Dressing is made with simple and accesible ingredients, tastes so much better than any storebought version. Versatile for any salad and no one would tell it is naturally vegan. #vegan #dairyfree #glutenfree #vegetarian #contentednesscooking #mealprep #dinner #lunch #catalinadressing

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Love seeing all your remakes.

Cheers, Florian.

Pouring the Catalina Dressing over fresh salad.

Catalina Dressing

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This Catalina Dressing is easy to make with pantry staples that you have already stored in fridge and tastes so much better than any store bought version. Even kids will eat a salad with this homemade Catalina salad dressing. It is an amazing condiment for your garden salads, taco salads, salad bowls, or just with some tortilla chips. So versatile and no one could ever tell it is naturally vegan.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 2 Tbs onion powder
  • 2 Tbs garlic powder
  • salt, pepper to taste

Optional:

  • 1 Tbs smoked paprika

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine oil, vinegar, garlic, onion powder, ketchup. Season with salt and pepper and optional smoked paprika.
  2. Mix everything together with a wire whisk, or simply put everything in a dressing shaker and combine.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 2 Tbs
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 111Total Fat: 9.3gSaturated Fat: 0.6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8.3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 7.3gFiber: 0.1gSugar: 6.2gProtein: 0.1g
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