I figured out a French Dressing recipe that includes only real food ingredients and avoids high fructose corn syrup! It also means I can enjoy Taco Salad the way I used to – again without the high fructose corn syrup. Mmm, real food. I love revisiting my favorites and eating them in a healthier way!
Back in the day when I didn’t know what high fructose corn syrup was or understand that it was bad for us…I used to make a killer taco salad with Catalina Salad Dressing. Man that stuff tasted good!
I’d mix up a big bowl of lettuce, taco seasoned meat, shredded cheese, chopped tomatoes, chili beans, crunched up tortilla chips – and toss it all with Catalina. Such a perfect summer supper (or dinner, or whatever).
After a little experimenting, I came up with a yummy homemade French salad dressing that tastes even better than the store bought ever tasted! It’s so easy to put together, it’s inexpensive to make, and it tastes wonderful in my taco salad! It’s a blast from the past, only better.
Homemade French Dressing
- ¾ cup ketchup
- 2 Tablespoons sucanat (you can substitute brown sugar if you want)
- ½ cup olive oil
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon liquid smoke
- 1 Tablespoon ground celery seed
- Put all ingredients directly into a pint sized jar.
- Put the lid on and shake it well.
I recommend Muir Glen Organic ketchup because guess what? It doesn’t include high fructose corn syrup.