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Simple French Dressing

This classic dressing is tasty tossed with romaine, cucumber, red onion, and radish. Ours -- with paprika, canola oil, tomato paste, onion, lemon juice, and red wine vinegar -- is less sweet than many.

  • Yield: Makes 3/4 cup

Source: Martha Stewart Living, August 2005


  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon dried mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon paprika
  • Pinch of sweet, smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery seed
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup canola oil


  1. Whisk tomato paste, sugar, onion, mustard, paprikas, salt, and celery seed in a medium bowl; season with pepper. Whisk in vinegar and lemon juice. Add oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking until emulsified. Alternatively, puree all ingredients except the oil in a blender. With machine running, add oil in a slow, steady stream; blend until emulsified. Use dressing immediately.

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