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Homemade Catalina Dressing

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Creamy Homemade Catalina Dressing Recipe! This easy and zesty recipe is perfect over taco salads, avocados, or as a dip!
Servings: 6 ounces



  • Pour the vinegar, ketchup, honey, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, and onion powder in a blender. Cover and puree.
  • 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.
  • Refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to a month.


Calories: 225kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 133mg, Potassium: 73mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 4.7%, Vitamin C: 0.7%, Calcium: 0.2%, Iron: 1.8%
Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American
Author: Sommer Collier

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9 comments on “Homemade Catalina Dressing”

  1. If I can’t find grapeseed oil, what would be a good substitute?

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

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  4. 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!

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

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