Sweet And Spicy French Dressing

From greens to taco salad? Yes…

French dressing is sort of a salad dressing secret weapon. It’s of course a delicious greens topper for those that love sweet and tangy dressings. But French dressing (Catalina dressing too) also make a yummy sauce base for taco salads. Yes, it’s true – see a real delicious taco salad recipe right here featuring French dressing.

This spicy version of the salad dressing standard uses both mild paprika and fiery cayenne pepper. Want just a mild simmer? Remove the cayenne pepper completely. Or, of course, feel free to add more if you prefer things even spicier.

spicy French dressing

Sweet And Spicy French Dressing

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions
 

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Taste and add additional cayenne pepper to overall heat preference (stirring to fully combine prior to taste testing).

Notes

For a milder French dressing (with just a little simmering heat), remove the cayenne pepper from the recipe completely.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on January 20, 2021 to include new content.
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