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Jan 10, 2008 12:04 PM

Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes!

I am in need of a French, 1000 Island and Ranch Salad Dressing recipe. Also, how long will the salad dressing keep in the refrigerator? Thanks!!

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  1. Hi there, I'm not much of a creamy dressing kinda gal myself, so I'll leave actual recipes to more able contributors, but I did want to share one little secret to making any subsequent creamy dressing recipe a real knock out... POWDERED buttermilk. I spoonful of powdered buttermilk will give whatever recipe you use a little extra sumthin sumthin that's sometimes missing from homemade vs. store bought ranch dressing. You can usually find it in the baking aisle at the grocery store.

    1. If I knew where my More with Less cookbook was, I could tell you of 2 of the best homemeade salad dressings. If anyone has the book, the french, and the 1000 Islands dressings there are fantastic! There's a dressing there called red california, or something like that, that's very close to, but even better than the name brand catalina.


      1. I make all my dressings in jars with lids- this allows you to shake them well before using and allows for easier refrigeration

        1000 island
        Equal parts of
        mix well and refrigerate. I am sure if kept refrigerated it will keep for a long time.

        French Dressing
        Smash/finely chop 2 cloves of garlic
        1/4 cup ketchup
        1/2 cup oil (you can vary this more/less to your liking)
        2 tablespoons either sugar or honey
        Shake well- this too keeps very well in the fridge

        1/2 cup mayo
        1/2 cup buttermilk
        1/2 sour cream
        add the herbs you enjoy- like parsley, chopped garlic or whatever. Mix well and keep refrigerated.