Homemade Catalina Dressing

Homemade Catalina Dressing | ASpicyPerspective.comCreamy Homemade Catalina Dressing, perfect for taco salad and as a dip for veggies!

Creamy Homemade Catalina Dressing | ASpicyPerspective.com

Today I’m sharing an awesome crunchy salad I’m calling the Ultimate Dorito Taco Salad Recipe tossed with Catalina dressing.

Making Homemade Catalina Dressing | ASpicyPerspective.com

There’s bottled Catalina Dressing, and then there’s bold and zesty Homemade Catalina Dressing… I’m sure you can guess which one I suggest using.

How to Make Homemade Catalina Dressing | ASpicyPerspective.com

This simple recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make and is so much better than store-bought dressing. Plus you can adjust the salt, spice and sweetness to taste to make it exactly how you like it.

Easy Homemade Catalina Dressing | ASpicyPerspective.com

Homemade Catalina Dressing is not only fantastic on taco salad, it’s great drizzled over avocado slices, as a veggie dip, brushed over baked chicken, and as a spicy soup stir-in!

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Homemade Catalina Dressing

Yield: 1 3/4 cup

Prep Time:5 minutes

5 / 5 (3 Reviews)
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Creamy Homemade Catalina Dressing Recipe! This easy and zesty recipe is perfect over taco salads, avocados, or as a dip!


  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil


  1. Pour the vinegar, ketchup, honey, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, and onion powder in a blender. Cover and puree.
  2. With the blender running, open the vent in the lid and slowly drizzle the oil into the blender to emulsify. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to a month.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 1 3/4 cup, Serving Size: 14

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 96 Calories
  • Total Fat: 7.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.8g
  • Sodium: 68mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6.7g
  • Fiber: 0.1g
  • Sugar: 6.4g
  • Protein: 0.2g
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7 comments on “Homemade Catalina Dressing

  1. Debbie Barneyposted January 24, 2019 at 1:14 pm Reply

    Very nice, I especially loved the tang and smokiness. Will make again. I added a little extra honey to bring out the sweetness.

    Rating: 4.5
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  3. Roseposted August 6, 2018 at 8:02 pm Reply

    I don’t think I’d even ever had Catalina dressing, and definitely not if there were other options, but I was making taco salad and came across this recipe. It was so good! Definitely a keeper!

    Rating: 5
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  6. Gaby Dalkinposted April 6, 2016 at 12:43 pm Reply

    I’m sure this would be fantastic drizzled over tacos!! 

    Rating: 5
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