Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"It takes more oil than vinegar to make a good salad." Jean Pierre Camus

The refrigerator light goes on...

French Dressing is a classic. There are thousands of versions but most are variations on a tomato based vinaigrette - essentially more tomato than vinaigrette. Sweet, umami, tart and salty all in one.

This version is based on those classic flavors, but instead of the typical catsup it uses no salt added tomato paste. The balance of the tartness of the tomato paste and vinegar is great, but it requires a bit of sugar. However, most recipes have almost as much sugar as oil and they are just too sweet. The garlic powder and paprika bring it all together.


French Dressing

Servings: 8 | Serving size: 2 Tablespoons

Cooking Time: <30 Minutes (does not include chilling time)

This recipe can easily be multiplied and keeps well for about 4 - 5 days in the refrigerator.

French Dressing recipe from Dr. Gourmet


Place the olive oil, tomato paste, vinegar, garlic powder, paprika, sugar and salt in a blender.

Puree until smooth.

Chill well before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 2 Tbsp

Servings: 8

Amount Per Serving

Calories 130 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value
Total Fat 14g 17%
  Saturated Fat 2g 9%
  Monounsaturated Fat 10g
  Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 0%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 0% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 9mcg Potassium 92mg