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horseradish roasted potatoes

daisi - January 16, 2013

red onion salad dressing

daisi - January 16, 2013
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horseradish roasted potatoes
red onion salad dressing NEW
My mom is the one to thank for this refreshing salad dressing. She brought me a jar and when it was gone in a week, I asked for the recipe. This recipe is easy to tweak to make it your own. I added garlic, because, why not? And you can adjust the spices to your taste to make it your own.
Use it over your favorite salad or dip fresh veggies in it for a snack. See how long it lasts in your fridge.
red onion salad dressing

red onion salad dressing


  • 1 medium red onion, rough chop
  • 1 glove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 / 2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 3 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 1 / 3 cup vinegar
  • 3/4 cup oil (vegetable or olive oil)


  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until desired texture is achieved.


Alternative: If you don't have a blender or food processor: Finely mince the red onion. Whisk all ingredients together in a large bowl.
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  1. I just made this dressing. It came out much more pink than your picture, but color doesn’t matter when it tastes this YUMMY! It was a bit too sweet for me so I added a bit more salt and garlic. It’s just devine. Thank you so much for this recipe!

  2. Found this on Pinterest and it sounds so nummy. I going to make a broccoli salad and am going to try it using mayo instead of oil.

      1. This dressing is AMAZING!! I love it. I made it with the mayo and red wine vinegar. I think the mustard gives it that little bit of oomph. Definitely a keeper!!!

  3. i made this last week [found it on pinterest too] and it’s my new favorite dressing. i think i cut the sugar down to a quarter cup [since i don’t like things too sweet] and it’s just amazing. also, have to say, onmce it was blended it looked like some sort of strawberry popsicle mixture…very pretty actually…and it does not seem to separate too easily either. =)

  4. I found this recipe online after having most of a chopped red onion left over. (condiments to top a huge batch of chili for a holiday party).

    Not being a fan of sweet salad dressings, I figured I would be very sparing of the sugar. I stopped after 1 tablespoon. Of course, I didn’t have celery seed on hand, either, so I don’t know if the sugar is necessary to balance the celery seed flavor.

  5. Okay. We found the celery seed in the far corner of the spice cabinet. Added that, and yes, the dressing took a second tablespoon of sugar.

    So, to conclude, for the not-sweet peeps: the recipe works with just 2 T sugar, as well.

  6. I would love a calorie ct. And a fat count. I thought I would try cutting the sugar a bit to make it more healthy. ?????? What are your thoughts??

    1. I’m sorry Vicki – I don’t have a calorie or fat count available. I believe other people have had success with cutting the sugar in half, start there and add as needed for taste – hope this helps!

  7. Reall good but way to much onion I put less than half and my eyes were burning for hours so put like 1/4 onion a suggestion drizzle the olive oil slowly while the food processor is on makes it creamy/emulsified 🙂

  8. Daisi wanted to leave you feedback…..excellent….I found this recipe on Pinterest. I love it……. I was looking for an onion dressing and something lower calorie… So I did substitute the sugar with Truvia, ¼ Cup of Truvia and ¼ onions the second time I made it. I have lost count how many times I have made this now. I love that I can make it and store it all in the same jar. I dice the onions very small and add all the ingredients to the jar and shake, shake, shake.
    I love that it makes just two cups and when I use it up I can make more….. fresh is best NOT that bottled stuff with all the preservatives. I am going to try it as a marinade next.
    BRAVO FOR THIS ONE. TY DAISI this dressing it has helped me eat my salad every day. Wish I could share a picture of my salad it is pretty with your dressing recipe….

    1. I wish you could share your pics too!! Let me know if it is just as good as a marinade, I’d love to give it a try! You made my day with your comment 🙂

  9. Great recipe! Absolutely delisious, cut sugar in less than half. Makes wonderful little presents in small glass jars and labeled, describing the ingredients.

  10. I made this according to recipe, it was really good but like a few others said, I’ll cut the sugar some. I used white vinegar but was just a bit short so used some red wine vinegar to make the 1/3 Cup. I think I may have over blended it but will not do it so long next time, mine came out a pretty pink too, but I figured it was from the red wine vinegar, Its a keeper and I know I will make this often! : )

  11. Could this be made without the salt and still turn out good? My hubby was just recently put on a low sodium/heart healthy diet and looking for no-salt/low sodium recipes.

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