Lois' Best Dressing and Marinade Recipe

Submitted By: Lois from West Allis.

Lois' Best Dressing and Marinade Notes

I found a recipe in a church ladies cookbook. I needed to decipher it and change it to my liking. I needed a Qty. of dressing as I was catering a lunch for 30 Ironworkers. I dislike bottled dressings and this was a perfect match for the spaghetti & meatballs, garlic bread and a fresh garden salad. I did not have one complaint. This is excellent for taking to a potluck. Very easy and delicious. Kids love it.

Ingredients
  • 1 medium white onion, cut into chunks
  • 3 smal cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 10 3/4 ounce can good-quality condensed tomato soup
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup corn or canola oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons mild mustard powder
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon parsley flakes
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper
Serves / Yields

1 - Quart

Preparation Instructions

In a blender container, place in all ingredients. Blend on low for 30 seconds. Then, blend on high for 1 minute. Place in a nice 1 - quart carafe. Refrigerate overnight to blend flavors. Serve on any green garden salad of your choice.

Helpful Hints

Makes a great chicken or shrimp marinade. Mix a small amount of mayonaise or salad dressing to use as a sandwich spread. Use in pasta or cucumber salads. Once you taste it you will come up with your own creative uses.

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