No, REALLY! The BEST French Dressing

I have posted a LOT of French dressing recipes; and they’ve all been very good; but then, I came across another recipe and looking at the ingredient list, I got to thinking…

“how about if I try it with this new-ish spicy ketchup?”

So I did, and, ladies and gentlemen, we have ourselves a major winner!

A little bit sweet, a little bit zippy, and pretty

perfectly balanced.

It is also wicked simple to toss together.

•1/4 cup 78 Red Spicy Ketchup
•2 tbsp sugar
•2 tbsp red wine vinegar
•2 tbsp fig balsamic vinegar
•1/2 teaspoon onion powder
•1/2 teaspoon paprika
•1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
•1/4 tsp garlic powder
•1/4 tsp Seasoned Salt
•1/4 tsp black pepper
•1/4 tsp Aleppo pepper
•1/2 cup canola oil

A note on the Fig Balsamic Vinegar: I bought mine from The Oilerie in Wisconsin, but you can also order it on line.

So. Spicy ketchup and fig balsamic vinegar in hand, all you need is a blender and you are about five minutes away from making this tasty treat of a salad dressing.

Combine all of the ingredients, except for the oil, together in your blender; cover, and pulse to blend.

Scrape down the sides of the jar, replace the lid and, with the blender running, slowly stream the oil into the jar through the hole in the lid until the dressing has emulsified.

It will go from dark red to almost creamy looking when it is done.

Transfer to a jar, cover, and stash in the fridge until needed.

You are good to go.

We all loved this on a spinach and grilled peach salad with dried cherries, sliced red onion, blanched asparagus, and Feta cheese.

It also works nicely in macaroni salad.

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