Basic French Dressing

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  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  1. Combine ingredients in jar. Cover; shake vigorously. Chill to blend flavors.
  2. Shake again before serving over sliced tomatoes, chilled cooked vegetables or tossed salads.

Makes 1 cup.

For a tangier dressing, use 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup oil. For a milder dressing, use 1/4 cup vinegar and 3/4 cup oil.

Basil French Dressing

Add 1 tablespoon crushed basil leaves and 1 clove garlic, split, to 1 cup Basic French Dressing.

Honey French Dressing

Add 3 tablespoons honey to 1 cup Basic French Dressing. Serve over canned or fresh fruit salads.