Catalina Dressing

sherri gage


This recipe was passed to me from another "Navy wife" back in the 80's. It's a little on the sweeter side but don't let that scare you! It's just delicious on a spinach salad with red onion slices, bacon and fresh mushrooms. Some of my friends dress the salad with the dressing while it's warm, My family likes it chilled! Gotta love a recipe with "options" (and) in 2004 I did Atkins, and made it with Splenda and Heinz reduced sugar ketchup and it was great!


★★★★★ 1 vote

Makes 3 cups
5 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


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1 c
salad oil, vegtable or canola
1 c
ketchup (i use hunt's) but your choice
1/2 c
1/2 c
apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp
worcestershire sauce (i actually do 3 shakes)
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp

How to Make Catalina Dressing


  • 1Measure everything in a small (2 qt) saucepan and whisk until you no longer see any oil separation.
  • 2place pan on medium heat, heat stirring until sugar is dissolved, it doesn't need to come to a boil, just until the graininess is gone. cool and put in your MOST decorative container!
  • 3This dressing keeps well in the fridge. I've had some for 6 weeks and it tasted perfect. Just give it a GOOD SHAKE!!!

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About Catalina Dressing

Course/Dish: Dressings
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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