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Jase 12-05-2004 08:08 AM

Low Carb Catalina Dressing
I'd love to make some for my Boss for Christmas, but I can't find a recipe anywhere. She says that Catalina is different from French dressing. Anyone know? Can I alter the French dressing Loaw Carb recipe to make it taste like Catalina? I don't eat either, so any suggestions would be VERY VERY welcomed. TIA, Jase

Gusgus 12-05-2004 11:33 AM

Catalina is spicier and much, much sweeter then French. I have no idea how to make it, but Wishbone's Carb Option Sweet & Spicy French is a good LC copy.


Charski 12-05-2004 11:35 AM

This is what I use, it's really very good:

French Dressing

2 Tbsp. tomato paste
1/4 c. white vinegar
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. Splenda, or liquid artificial sweetener to taste
1/2 c. vegetable oil

For Catalina, add 1/4 tsp each dry mustard and chili powder

Stir together all ingredients and let stand for 15 minutes. Or you can whizz it up in the blender.


LindaSue 12-06-2004 05:29 AM

I make a low carb version of Russian dressing that I like even better than Catalina. I use my homemade low carb ketchup (Better "Heinz" Ketchup) to make it, but you could also use low carb Heinz, etc.


6 tablespoons Splenda or about 1/2 teaspoon liquid Splenda
1/4 cup plus 2 teaspoons white vinegar
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup Better "Heinz" Ketchup
1 1/2 teaspoons celery salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
Pinch celery seed

Put all ingredients in a jar or bowl and blend well with a stick blender. Keep refrigerated. You will need to stir it well before using. Makes about 20 tablespoons.

Per 2 Tablespoons: 104 Calories; 11g Fat; trace Protein; 2g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 2g Net Carbs
Per 1/4 Cup: 208 Calories; 22g Fat; 1g Protein; 4g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 3g Net Carbs
Per Batch: 1042 Calories; 110g Fat; 3g Protein; 20g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 16g Net Carbs

This is adapted from a non-lowcarb recipe that my husband loves. It does taste a lot like the original and is similar to Catalina dressing. My husband said he likes this dressing as well as the original.

Serving idea: Try mixing a little Russian dressing with some ranch dressing. It's almost like Thousand Island.

1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon Splenda or 3/4 teaspoons liquid Splenda
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons white vinegar
3/4 cup oil
3/4 cup Better "Heinz" Ketchup
2 teaspoons plus 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
3/4 teaspoon paprika
1/8 -1/4 teaspoon celery seed

Makes one pint

Jase 12-07-2004 06:12 AM

Thanks SOOO much you all! I'm going to make them all and give them to her to try. THANKS AGAIN!!!!!!

TXkim 12-07-2004 03:12 PM

I agree with Gusgus. I recently made a Frito salad (lettuce, red onion, black olives, tomato, grated cheddar and a few fritos) tossed with Carb Options sweet and spicy French. It tasted just like the Catalina I used to use in this recipe.

IamMoni64 01-19-2013 06:39 AM

Walden Farms French Dressing
LOVE this recipe and my hubby loves it too! :jumpjoy:

1 cup oil
1/2 cup white vinegar
2/3 cup Wlden Farms Ketchup
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp celery salt
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp garlic (or onion) powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp salt

Combine in a blender and serve.
(The only carbs are from the seasonings, since Walden Farms products are "everything" free). Enjoy! :clap:

Cablegriz 01-19-2013 07:35 AM


Strawberry 01-19-2013 04:46 PM

Ooooh.. then you can make Catalina chicken!
You know that old recipe, probably 1950s-ish, where you mix catalina salad dressing, apricot jam (sugar free of course!) and onion soup mix and pour it over browned chicken breasts and cook it? I think you can do it in the crock pot too.

Annie75 01-19-2013 09:27 PM

Strawberry. i LOVE that recipe, now I can make it low carb!!!

shirlc 01-21-2013 09:18 AM

This is the recipe I really like:

Low Carb Catalina Salad Dressing
1/3 Cup Low Carb Ketchup
1/3 Cup Oil
1/4 Cup sweetener
1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dry mustard
1/8 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp celery seed

Mix well, let set over night in refrigerator. Keep refrigerated.

elainesmith 01-21-2013 12:17 PM

You can use any recipe and half the carbs by mixing it 1/2 each dressing and chia gel. We do this with most dressing recipes, as well as other crabby condiments. My PICKY DH says he can't tell any difference and he usually likes the mix better because it's creamier.

elainesmith 01-21-2013 12:18 PM

That should be carbby recipes.

CreekWatcher 01-22-2013 12:39 AM

Wow, this thread slept for a long time! Eight-years-late thanks to Linda for the Russian dressing recipe, and present day thanks to Shirl for the Catalina one.

shirlc 01-22-2013 12:36 PM


Originally Posted by CreekWatcher (Post 16211379)
Wow, this thread slept for a long time!

I always think it's amazing when that happens...I didn't even notice when this was first posted!

CreekWatcher 01-24-2013 01:40 PM


Originally Posted by shirlc (Post 16212524)
I always think it's amazing when that happens...I didn't even notice when this was first posted!

Yeah, I used to troll deep, deep into the archives when I first discovered LCF, but I think that was before I registered, and I never un-tombed anything.

JessieKay 12-28-2013 01:24 PM

And to unearth it again! Was searching for a Catalina dressing and found this one from Google.

Ann Lytle 12-30-2013 10:27 AM

I got the recipe from this site and have used it for quite a few years. It's really good.

Catalina Dressing
2/3 C. Low Carb Catsup
2/3 C. oil of your choise (I use vegetable)
1/2 Splenda
1/2 C. Red Wine Vinegar
2 t. minced garlic
2 t. dried onion flakes
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. dry mustard
1/4 t. Paprika

Ann Lytle 12-30-2013 10:30 AM

Sorry, have a small child that thought I needed help and hit enter. The rest of the recipe is 1/2 t.pepper and 1/2 t. celery seed. I mix it in my Ninja and it's best if refrigerated over night. I've made it for so long, not sure, but I think I make a double batch, so you might want to cut this in half the first time to see if you like it....... Ann

watcher513 01-01-2014 03:05 AM

Ann Lytle, I'm assuming that 1/2 Splenda is....1/2 cup?

Ann Lytle 01-01-2014 06:06 AM

Yes, Terry 1/2 C. Splenda, guess I've learned a lesson, don't try and do this with a small grandchild running amok around the computer........... grin.......... Happy New Year...... Ann

tea cup 01-01-2014 01:25 PM

All the recipes sound really good. Any idea how long they will keep in the fridge?

Ann Lytle 01-03-2014 02:50 AM

Not really, I have had it in the fridge for quite awhile sometimes for a couple of months and have never had any go bad............ Ann

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