Homemade Catalina Dressing

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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.

Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing, ketchup, vinaigrette, salad dressing


Copycat Catalina Salad Dressing

Full of flavor, light, and simple to make, 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 put in it.

In fact, I have stopped buying salad dressings and continue making almost all my salad dressings in my kitchen. Check out these ? Eight Light & Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings.

    One of my recent go-to meals is a Catalina Chicken and Broccoli recipe we can’t get enough of. I came up with it 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 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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    Homemade Catalina Salad 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.
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 5 minutes
    Servings: 16 servings


    • ¼ cup canola oil or vegetable oil
    • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
    • ¼ cup granulated sugar
    • 2 tablespoons ketchup
    • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
    • ½ teaspoon paprika
    • ½ teaspoon onion powder, (you can also use dried minced onions)
    • salt and pepper, to taste
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    • Combine oil, vinegar, sugar, ketchup, and Worcestershire sauce in a jar with a lid; close the jar with the cap and shake it until everything is well combined.
    • Add paprika, onion powder, salt, and pepper to the jar; close it again and shake it until everything is thoroughly combined. Taste and adjust accordingly.
    • Refrigerate until needed. Keeps good for 7 to 10 days in the fridge.


    Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 0.02g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 31IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg

    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.

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    1. Chris says:

      How much salt and pepper would you recommend to start with?

      1. Katerina says:

        Always start with a small amount, then taste, and add more if needed. So, try 1/8 teaspoon to start with, then adjust to your taste.

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    3. Sandi says:

      Love this salad dressing….

      1. Katerina Petrovska says:

        Thank YOU! I’m glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

    4. Kiki says:

      This recipe says there are 16 servings and the Nutritional Information says that a serving is 2 tablespoons, for 36 calories. Based on the ingredients, this is not possible. The ingredients don’t even add up to 1 full cup, which would be 16 tablespoons. If there are 16 2-tablespoon servings in this recipe, that’s 32 tablespoons. Do the math! So what exactly is the nutritional value and serving size of this recipe?

    5. Cinde says:

      Loved it!

    6. Donna Pruyn ( prine) says:

      What Can I Substitute for red wine vinegar

      1. Katerina Petrovska says:

        You can use lemon juice or lime juice, as well as white vinegar or apple cider vinegar.

    7. Sandra | A Dash of Sanity says:

      This is a must-make! Adding this to my list!

    8. Dee says:

      I haven’t had this in forever — we usually make ranch. Can’t wait to try it!!

    9. Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie says:

      My next salad just got better! love that bottle too!

    10. Lisa Jennings says:

      Any suggestions for a substitute for the Worcestershire sauce? Or would it still be just as good if left out.