French dressing

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This article is about manufactured French dressing. For the "classic" oil-vinegar salad dressing, see Vinaigrette.
French dressing
Sandwich with Catalina dressing.jpg
Chicken, swiss cheese and lettuce sandwich with avocado slices topped with Catalina French dressing
Type Salad dressing
Main ingredients oil, vinegar, sugar, tomatoes, paprika
Cookbook: French dressing  Media: French dressing

French dressing is a term originally used for an oil-and-vinegar-based salad dressing.[1] In the United States during the 1950s, manufactured "French dressing" was developed. The term has come to mean the manufactured version, which is sweet in taste and colored red from the use of paprika and tomatoes.[2]


  1. ^ Xavier Raskin (1922). French Cookbook for American Families. Philadelphia, PA (USA): David McKay Co. pp. 213–214. Retrieved 30 April 2015. 
  2. ^ Lou Sackett & Jaclyn Peska (2011). Professional Garde Manger. Hoboken, NJ (USA): John Wiley & Sons. p. 31. ISBN 978-0-470-17996-3. Retrieved 30 April 2015.