Classic Catalina Salad Dressing
 
 
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Serves: 1 pint (2 cups)
Ingredients
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ⅛ cup tomato paste with roasted garlic such as Contadina (freeze rest for another use)
  • 1⁄4 cup + ¼ tsp. sugar
  • ½ Tbl. + 1 tsp. water* (*the extra 1 tsp. water can be added after it has chilled if desired)
  • 2 Tbl. + ½ tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup coarse chopped sweet onion
  • ¼ tsp. smoked sweet paprika
  • 1/16 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 large clove garlic, coarse chopped (1 very rounded tsp.)
  • 1⁄8 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ tsp. regular table salt
  • ¼ tsp. coarse ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup salad oil such as canola or regular vegetable oil
  • 8 - 10 drops red food coloring, optional but makes it look more like the authentic color
Instructions
  1. Add ketchup, garlic tomato paste, sugar, water, vinegar, onion, paprika, chili powder, garlic, worcestershire, salt and pepper into a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. With the blender running, slowly add the oil.
  4. Chill in fridge for at least an hour to let flavors blend and mellow.
  5. Keep any leftover dressing refrigerated.
  6. Leave out on counter for 15 - 30 minutes and stir well before serving. (Dressing will be a little thick icebox-cold). Stir in the extra 1 tsp. water if you haven't already added it.
Recipe by Wildflour's Cottage Kitchen at http://wildflourskitchen.com/2015/07/29/classic-catalina-salad-dressing/