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Homemade Catalina Dressing

A delicious copycat version of Catalina Dressing that is so much better than store-bought! It’s quick and easy to prepare using ingredients you already have on hand.

Full of flavor, light, and simple, this Copycat Catalina Salad Dressing recipe will be one that you’ll go back to again and again. It takes less than 5 minutes to make, and you know exactly what you are putting in it.

In fact, I have stopped buying salad dressings altogether, and continue to make almost all my salad dressings in my own kitchen. Checkit ⬇

One of my recent go-to meals is a Catalina Chicken and Broccoli recipe that we can’t get enough of. It’s something I came up with on a whim because I was out of Italian Salad Dressing to make my Italian Chicken and Vegetables in Foil.

Without any time to spare and hop on to Target, I prepared it with what I had, and that was my homemade version of Catalina Dressing.

ingredients for copycat catalina dressing

INGREDIENTS FOR HOMEMADE CATALINA DRESSING:

  1. Vegetable Oil
  2. Red Wine Vinegar
  3. Worcestershire Sauce
  4. Ketchup
  5. sugar
  6. paprika
  7. onion powder
  8. salt and pepper

Homemade Catalina Dressing, ketchup, worcestershire sauce

HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE CATALINA DRESSING:

  • Combine vegetable oil, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, and ketchup in a jar with a lid or a bottle with a cap; close the jar/bottle with a lid/cap and shake it up until well combined.
  • Add sugar, paprika, onion powder, salt and pepper; close it again and shake it until everything is thoroughly combined.
  • Refrigerate until needed. Keeps good for 7 to 10 days in the fridge.

See how simple and EASY and quick that was?! A lot quicker than making a trip to the store to buy one, that’s for sure!

Did I mention that it’s also super delicious? We love it!

Fun fact: My 5-year old daughter calls me Catalina… my name is Katerina. ☺

Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing, copycat version of Catalina Dressing

One more picture of the same bottle… just because. 

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ENJOY!

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Homemade Catalina Dressing - A delicious homemade version of Catalina Dressing that is so much better than store-bought, and it's quick and easy to prepare using ingredients you already have on hand.

Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing

Katerina | Diethood
A delicious homemade version of Catalina Dressing that is so much better than store-bought, and it's quick and easy to prepare using ingredients you already have on hand.
5 from 8 votes
Servings : 16 servings
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Reduced Sodium Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/4 cup No Salt Ketchup
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (you can also use dried minced onions)
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Combine vegetable oil, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, and ketchup in a jar with a lid or a bottle with a cap; close the jar/bottle with a lid/cap and shake it until well combined.
  • Add sugar, paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper to the jar/bottle; close it again and shake it until everything is thoroughly combined.
  • Refrigerate until needed. Keeps good for 7 to 10 days in the fridge.

Notes

WW FREESTYLE SMART POINTS: 1

Nutrition

Serving: 2 tablespoons | Calories: 36 kcal | Carbohydrates: 1 g | Fat: 3 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Sodium: 2 mg | Potassium: 11 mg | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 50 IU | Vitamin C: 0.2 mg | Iron: 0.1 mg | Net Carbs: 1 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American, French
Keyword: catalina dressing, copycat catalina salad dressing, salad dressings
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32 comments on “Homemade Catalina Dressing”

  1. thank you, always open to new salad dressing, looking forward to using it on chicken too, since exhausting all of my balsamic recipes, by exhausting I just mean, I’m sick of them

  2. Sounds wonderful but may we have the Catalina Chicken and Broccoli recipe as well? That sounds like a winner to me! Do I just sub the dressings out from the Italian Chicken and Vegetables in Foil recipe?

    I love your site, it’s been so helpful to me since I started Weight Watchers a few months ago. Keep these fantastic recipe’s and ideas coming, Thank you so much!!!!!

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi!
      Yep, I will have it up on the blog tomorrow. I prepared it in a skillet for us, but if you want to prepare it in foils (just as I did for the Italian Chicken in Foil), just replace the Italian Dressing with this Catalina dressing, and replace all the veggies with broccoli. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Looks delicious – can’t wait to make it. Any possibility of finding out where you bought the bottle and how you made the label?

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi!

      Sure! I got the bottles on Amazon. ๐Ÿ™‚ Here are a couple of affiliate links, but there are a bunch more choices on Amazon… just search “milk carafe bottles”
      http://amzn.to/2G0e2LT
      http://amzn.to/2G44oI8

      In as far as the label, that’s just me adding some text to a picture on Photoshop… it’s not a real label.

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    Rosalee Adams

    what is the shelf life for unopened oil?
    I have some walnut oil on the shelf that has never been opened
    (dark place)
    Thanks so much

    1. Katerina - Diethood
      Katerina Petrovska

      Hi!
      In as far as I know, and this goes for olive oil, vegetable oil, nut oils, etc… they all have a 1 year shelf life, pantry or fridge.

  5. You’re right! I have every single one of these ingredients in my pantry and I’d much prefer to make my own dressings anyway. This sounds delicious!

  6. I know it’s crazy but I’ve never tried Catalina dressing! It sounds so delicious, I can’t wait to make you recipe!

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