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French Dressing Recipe Dairy-Free

Dairy-free, egg-free, vegan homemade French dressing. 
With a special twist you can’t miss!
Your kids will love eating salad now. See recipe below.
homemade french dressing

Even though some store-bought salad dressings look ok for milk allergy,

it’s just too darn easy to make this one myself.

And it’s my son’s favorite!

Dairy-free, egg-free, vegan French dressing, yum. 

Or as kiddo called it as a toddler, red dressing.

I make it in five minutes with just five easy ingredients. 

And it truly does taste better than bottled. 

We use this dressing on salads, in taco salad, and as a veggie dip sometimes. 

To get a flavorful tangy taste, my secret ingredient is apple cider vinegar.

Not just any vinegar will do!

I like to store it in a small ball jar in the refrigerator for a couple weeks, especially when fresh lettuce is growing in our garden. 

When you have fresh salad, bottled dressing just won’t do, you know? 

See our quick video in this post! 

salad with homemade french


We love to use this dressing on three salads especially, all kid-approved. What’s not to love?

  • spinach, mushroom, bacon
  • taco salad with tortilla chips
  • tender garden greens with fresh garden peas 

Here’s our yummy, dairy-free taco salad that even my picky kiddo will eat.

french dressing jar


When I store our homemade French dressing in the refrigerator, it will solidify. 

There are two easy ways to bring it back to liquid. 

You can set it out thirty minutes before you need it. 

Or you can set your jar in a warm water bath. 

After the dressing liquifies again,

you’ll need to shake or whisk it to emulsify and blend the oil evenly into the dressing. 

But I promise, the little extra work is worth it to have the delicious taste of homemade dressing! 


french dressing recipe dairy free



1/2 c. oil
1/8 tsp. onion powder
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 tablespoons ketchup


Whisk, shake, or blend ingredients together. 

Store in a ball jar with lid in the refrigerator. 

Shake, stir, or whisk before using. 

Serve over salad of your choice. 

Hope you love this vegan French dressing recipe as much as we do!

This was originally posted in May 2011. 


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Monday 9th of May 2022

How long does it last in refrigerator after you make it

Jamie Kaufmann

Wednesday 11th of May 2022

Hi Brittney! Should last about 2 weeks. :) Enjoy!

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