Sweet Vidalia Onion Salad Dressing Marinade is a great way to dress up salads and makes a great marinade for fish.
Sweet Vidalia Onion Dressing and Marinade is one of my favorite store bought dressings. I love it on salads and as a marinade.
One of my favorite ways of cooking salmon is using Vidalia Onion Dressing as a marinade and then as a sauce.
As I was thinking about preparing a Greek salad for lunch, I thought about the dressing and read the back of the bottle and decided to come up with my own version.
I hope you will like the dressing as much as me.
There are quite a few ingredients, but it all comes together so quickly, that it will be worth the little effort.
No preservatives is always a plus, right? So, make your own homemade dressing and ditch the bottled stuff.
Just dump in all ingredients, except for the poppy seeds into your VitaMix.
Sweet Vidalia Onion Salad Dressing and Marinade is also delicious on my Avocado Chicken Salad recipe.
And turn your VitaMix to high speed and blend well.
Add the poppy seeds and blend on high for just a second, so that they will evenly mix into the dressing and only slightly break a part.
Refrigerate the dressing for a few hours or overnight. I love to store dressing and many other things in these cute little Kerr Half Pint (8 oz) Mason Jars.
Enjoy on salads, use as a dip for fried vegetables, use as a marinade for meat, chicken, fish!
Kitchen Equipment and Essentials
- J.A. Henckels Classic 7-inch Hollow Edge Santoku Knife
- Amco Advanced Performance 18/10 Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons
- Simply Gourmet (Dry) Stainless Steel Measuring Cups
- Anchor Hocking Glass (Liquid) Measuring Cups
- Porcelain & Bamboo Salt Box with Spoon
- Bellemain Porcelain Ramekins
- OXO Good Grips Cutting Board
- Kerr Half Pint (8 oz) Mason Jars
- VitaMix Creations
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Here is the handy printable recipe:
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- 1 cup Vegetable Oil (or canola and/or soybean)
- 1 medium Vidalia Onion
- 1/2 cup White Sugar
- 1/3 cup Distilled Vinegar
- 3/4 teaspoon Dry/Ground Mustard Seed
- 3/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Organic Turmeric Powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
- 1/2 teaspoon Fresh Garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- 1 Tablespoon Poppy Seeds
- Put all ingredients, except poppy seeds into Vitamix or blender and blend on high for 30 seconds.
- Add poppy seeds and blend for 2 seconds.
- Pour into containers and refrigerate at least two hours.
- Shake well before serving.
48 calories per serving. What is the serving size? Is Chia seed a good replacement for poppy seeds?
Jeanne McIntyre says
Is it possible to can this dressing? I have almost a half bushel of Vidalias and want to preserve them so they don’t go bad. If so, how long should they be in a hot water bath?
Love it on absolutely everything – thanks so much!
It tasted really strong of onion.
I am not sure what a medium Vidalia onion looks like, but I used an onion that looked large to me. So, I cut off a sizable chunk of the onion to make it closer to what I envisioned as medium. It still tasted pretty strong of onion. (As in….I wouldn’t want to get too close to people after using it on a salad.!) I wonder if you could at a comment like: 1 medium onion (about [# oz]
I sort of fixed it by adding half again as much vinegar, oil, and sugar.
Also, it says 1/2 tsp fresh garlic. Is that minced….chopped?
In general, I am glad to find this recipe. The warehouse store I shop at stopped carrying the Vidalia dressing I have used for over a decade!
Missy Young says
When making this I misread the ingredients and used 1/2 cup water instead of white sugar. I also added the sugar (just distracted). It tastes good, but is very thin. Do you have any suggestions on how to thicken it up?
Jill Selkowitz says
Oh no, I am sorry this happened to you. That is a lot of water to try to compensate for by making extra batches. A thickener would work. I’ve never tried that, so I cannot attest to the taste or amount. Jill
Sue High says
What is the serving size for the 48 calories?
I made this because I have two heaping bags of Vidalias and most of the ingredients. I subbed two heaping tablespoons of Great value Sucralose (Aldi) for the sugar, and a tablespoon of Grey Poupon (no mustard seed). Half of the oil was olive oil (ran out of the other oil). I also left out the poppyseed, BUT use a shake of an Everything Bagel combo on top of salad.
Jill Selkowitz says
Sounds like great subs! I am so glad you enjoys this dressing. Thank you so much. Jill
Is ground mustard seed different than ground mustard?
Jill Selkowitz says
Same thing, Amy. Jill
48 calories per serving, how much is a serving?
Have you ever tried to freeze this?
This looks delicious! Could you sub olive or avacado oil? If so which would be preferred?
Hi Donna, thank you. Yes, it is fine to sub the oil. I would try avocado. JIll
Janet S Sandeen says
I have grown tired of looking for Sweet Vidalia Onion Dressing in the store so I looked at a couple of recipes and this one was my first try! It is delicious and super easy to make! I did not have any poppy seeds and put in chia seeds as a replacement.
Thank you so much, Janet. Jill
Did chia seeds work? I know they can get very “goopy” once they’re soaked.
Tanis Stanley says
So that’s 1 cup each of canola oil, vegetable oil and soybean oil … ?
No, one cup total. Jill
Is ground mustard seed the same as dry mustard?
Susan P says
This makes quite a bit……what is the shelf life?
It does make quite a bit. You could always freeze some of the dressing. I would think the dressing would be good for about a week. I will cut the recipe down and post it, to make it easier. Thank you for your question.
David Vaughn says
Pretty work Jill…so through…Thanks
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