Lost And Found – French Dressing

Has this ever happened to you? You find a brand of “whatever” at the grocery store that you like and one day the store quits carrying that brand? You look around, search for it at other stores, ask friends, check internet sources, and come up empty-handed? And in the meantime, you are just craving that “whatever” that you can’t find anywhere!

The “whatever” I’m talking about in today’s post is actually a french dressing that my hubby has been trying to find that disappeared off the grocery shelves about a year ago. We’ve looked everywhere for it, and/or a replacement but have found nothing that comes even close to the flavor. He has a few food items that he is very particular about and french dressing is one of them. He doesn’t care for the creamy style, and some brands are too sweet or too… so I gave in and told him I would make a few batches from scratch and see if I could recreate the distinctive taste he was longing for.  

After much searching, I hit the jackpot! Thank you Genius Kitchen for the simple recipe! It was exactly the right combination of ingredients that melded into the flavors hubby wanted, and so easy to make! 

The deep red appearance of this dressing is exactly what I was hoping to achieve. It also mirrors what we used to purchase in the grocery store. 

Oh so yummy, with just the right amount of zestiness to top your salad ingredients.

Serves 10

French Dressing

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  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  1. Blend all ingredients in food processor or blender. Refrigerate for one hour. Shake before using.


About 119 calories per serving. I cut the Genius Kitchen recipe in half - preferring to make a smaller batch.


Calories: 128 cal
Carbohydrates: 8 g
Fat: 11 g
Sodium: 282 g
There are many variations of French dressing recipes to choose from. These two were almost contenders you might want to try: Ruby French Dressing by Allrecipes and Zesty French Dressing by Taste of Home. 

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