Tuesday, 5 August 2014

French Salad Dressing

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The term "French dressing" refers to different things in different countries. In Germany and Switzerland, it refers to a white dressing made with mayonnaise or cream. In England, it's an off-white dressing made from vinegar, oil, Dijon mustard and garlic and frequently various fresh herbs. In North America, it refers to a tomato based recipe that is slightly sweet to the taste.  We've cut the sugar in this recipe to suit our tastes but feel free to make it according to how your family likes it. That's the great thing about home made dressings over bottled ones -- you can customize them and they're a whole lot cheaper than commercial bottled ones.  

1 10 oz can of condensed tomato soup 
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
3 Tablespoons olive oil or vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 
1 clove garlic minced or 1/4 teaspoon of powdered garlic (not garlic salt) 
pinch salt 

Put all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth. If you prefer, you can put them all into a large measuring cup and process using a stick blender. Pour into a jar with a tight fitting lid. This stores in the refrigerator for a week. Shake well before using. 

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