Sweet and Sour Dressing

Sweet and Sour Dressing

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  • Prep

    10 m
  • Ready In

    10 m
Janet Schiebrel
Recipe by  Janet Schiebrel

“This is a delicious sweet and sour dressing. I've never met anyone that didn't like it.”

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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  1. In a blender or salad dressing shaker, combine oil, sugar, vinegar, onion, salt, mustard, and celery seed. Blend or shake until emulsified.

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We had an Isaly's Restaurant years ago that served this dressing. It was so popular, they also sold it by the quart. I add additional onion to help balance the amount of sugar in this recipe. Also, I added a little yellow coloring to make it reminiscent of the restaurant dressing. It can be made with prepared mustard as well. For those on sugar/carb restriction, it can also be made with that famous blue sugar substitute as well, though you will find you need to increase the amount of the sweetener. Enjoy!



I loved this recipe! Even my kids eat it, and they HATE salad.



Texans: This is almost a match for Babe's Chicken House house dressing! It's very sweet, with a nice vinegar tang, and the author is correct, it's surprisingly universally liked. I do grate the onion instead of finely dice (which is a pain, but results in a nice smooth texture) but other than that, no changes. :-) __Update!__ Also, the flavors become SO much more complex if you let the dressing sit for several hours before serving. It's phenomenal with spinach, bacon and fresh sliced strawberries.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 309 cal
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 27.4 g
  • 42%
  • Carbs
  • 17 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 0.1 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium
  • 291 mg
  • 12%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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