Pennsylvania Dutch Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing (Oil Free Recipe)

via Pennsylvania Dutch Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing (Oil Free Recipe)


Pennsylvania Dutch Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing

A lot of people I know are intimidated by making their own salad dressings.   Thats understandable, all one has to do is look at the myriad of dressings available today to make them think anything coming out of their kitchen could not possibly measure up to the masters at Kraft.  I get it.  it is intimidating, plus, look at all that variety!  And, its so convenient.  There are a lot of arguments for buying commercially made dressings, and I admit to succumbing to the lure of their simplicity at times.

But, have you taken the time to read the labels on those bottles before you plunk them in your cart? The bottle of Ranch in my fridge includes cornstarch, MSG,  artificial flavours, Xanthan gum, EDTA and 3 other ingredients I can barely pronounce.

You will note that you can pronounce all the ingredients in this dressing, and all of them are probably already sitting right there in your kitchen.

This recipe makes 1 pint, so after you spend 15 whole minutes putting this together, you have about the same amount as a bottle of commercial dressing, so it is just as convenient.

It has a lot of flavour, and to be honest, I wasn’t sure I liked it at first.  But by the end of my salad, I was a fan.  If you like bread and butter pickles, you will enjoy this dressing.

An added bonus is that it has NO FAT or OIL

and, I give it extra points because it includes Pumpkin Pie Spice, making it the perfect dressing for this time of year.

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1 cup water

3⁄4 cup sugar

1⁄4 cup white vinegar

1⁄2 teaspoon salt

1⁄2 teaspoon paprika

1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper

1⁄4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

1⁄2 teaspoon onion powder

1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder


In a small sauce pan heat water and sugar, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutes or until cool enough to pour in food processor or blender. In food processor with blade or blender, add all other ingredients with sugar water. Blend for 30 seconds. Store in refrigerator until use. This recipe makes about 2 cups of dressing. It keeps several months stored in a jar in the refrigerator.


2 thoughts on “Pennsylvania Dutch Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing (Oil Free Recipe)

  1. Thank you for sharing my recipe for this dressing. I usually make most of my salad dressings. It doesn’t take long to make your own. You can make them to your own taste and you know just what went into the dressing.


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