Sunday, March 27, 2011

Catalina Dressing

Catalina Salad Dressing. A little spicy, a little sweet!


There are some bottled dressings I wouldn't do without. And sometimes a vinaigrette just won't do. This Catalina has a little spice and a little sweet to it, you can make it as spicy or as sweet as you like. It's a nice change from the usual!

Catalina Dressing
adapted There's Always Thyme to Cook
Printable Recipe

1/2 - 3/4 cup sugar
2 teaspoons salt
dash paprika
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
grated onion to taste
1/2 cup vinegar
2/3 cup ketchup
1 cup vegetable oil

Place all ingredients into blender and mix. Pour into a jar and store in the refrigerator.

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Joining Mary at the Little Red House for Mosaic Monday. Stop by the Little Red House to see more mosaics!

39 comments:

  1. The dressing sounds so refreshing and delicious...:)!

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  2. That's two of my favorite dressings featured on my favorite blogs today - you with Catalina and Mary with Vidalia Onion. I've never made either of them, but will now give it a try.

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  3. I like my Kraft Catalina - never thought of making it myself..until now! Great post.

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  4. We love salad and on weekends me and my wife eat salads for lunch and for dinner. We will try this out.
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  5. Until I started making my own dressings, I used to always buy Catalina. Thanks for this recipe.

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  6. Sounds great, always like to make it instead of buy it:@)

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  7. so easy and sounds sooooo good!!

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  8. Carol, I'm really going to have to try this. I really love homemade dressings!

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  9. I'll try it! It will be something different for our salads ;o)

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  10. I will have to try this one. We loved Catalina dressing growing up. It was the first dressing I ever tried that wasn't my father's home made Italian.

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  11. I should try to make this using some Truvia! I bet it would be good! Thanks for the recipe! ♥

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  12. Too sweet for me. I like a half a cup of balsamic vinegar, a teaspoon of brown sugar, a generous splash of olive oil and lots of green leaves. For fun, some sliced feta cheese. Yum.

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  13. My husband loves catalina but I hate buying dressing - this is great!

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  14. I have never seen a recipe for Catalina dressing before. That's awesome, Carol. I love to add Catalina to my taco salads and never seem to have any when the mood for taco salad strikes. This is perfect for those times. I always have those ingredients onhand. Thanks!

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  15. I have heard of Catalina dressing before but did not bother to look it up. Nothing beats home made, free from all the preservatives.

    This mixture goes well with my palate.

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  16. This is one of my husbands favorite dressings...I will wow him by making it fresh. Thank you for the recipe.

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  17. I love homemade dressings!!! This sounds so good!!! Have a beautiful week!!!

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  18. Now that sounds good and, best of all, easy!

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  19. Homemade Catalina! That's great. Have a good week Carol.

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  20. Looks yummy! I am not a salad eater but hubby would love this....Christine

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  21. New dressing flavors come along that are good, but Catalina will always be one of my favorite! It looks delicious!

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  22. Ooo, yum! I've never even considered trying to make that... I'm pretty much a boring oil and vinegar type... lol :)

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  23. Carol, homemade your Catalina sounds delicious.

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  24. I don't think I've ever had catalina dressing! I'm obviously missing out.

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  25. I've bookmarked this. I don't have a recipe for Catalina dressing in my files. It's nice to now have one close at hand. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  26. Thanks for sharing the recipe - sounds like it is good.

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  27. Catalina dressing is so good. Thanks for sharing this!
    ~Judy

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  28. This dressing looks awesome and easy enough for me to make!! Thanks for the recipe.

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  29. Blast from the past ... when I was growing up, my mom always used Catalina dressing. Might have to make your recipe just to relive the childhood memories. =D I'm giving away a copy of Kristin Hannah's "Night Road" this week if you're interested ...

    http://jayayceeblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/reading-night-road-and-giveaway.html

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  30. Yum! One of my favorite dressings.

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  31. I think that one too although I rarely buy it. I'm sure homemade is way better!

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  32. A little hot and spicy...that sounds perfect for me. :-))

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  33. ooooooooh, looks delicious! I only know the vinegerate dressing, the basic one. What kind of salads do you use this?

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  34. I can always use a new dressing for my salads. This one looks perfect!

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  35. I have to try this! It's salad-night here and this sounds great! My favorite store-bought brand is Briana's and I love to duplicate it. This sounds close!

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  36. Sounds delicious! I have always bought the catalina dressing and used mostly that kind last summer...but will definitely be making this recipe!

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