Homemade Dorthy Lynch Dressing

by Merissa on July 17, 2012

in Featured, Recipes

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This is salad time of year for us!! We enjoying all the fresh vegetables from the garden and love making a fresh salad each day. While I like to make my Homemade Ranch dressing, my hubby's favorite is this recipe.

Homemade Dorthy Lynch Dressing

What You Need:

  • 1 can Tomato Soup
  • 3/4 cup sugar (I use turbinado)
  • 1 cup oil (I use Sunflower or you can use vegetable oil) I have tried with olive oil, but we did not care for the taste
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 t. sea salt
  • 1/4 t. garlic powder
  • 1 t. celery seed
  • 1/2 t. black pepper

Place all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor and mix until all is combined and creamy.
This keeps in the refrigerator for several weeks.

Enjoy! Until next time, Julie

Julie is Merissa's mom and she's committed to living a frugal and simple lifestyle. Julie grows her own herbs in her garden and enjoys making things at home. You can now find her home remedies and ideas here at Little House Living.

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1 Mel Free July 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I am going to make this..thanks, Julie.


2 Little House on the Prairie Living July 17, 2012 at 5:22 pm

Yes! We just posted this one last week:) http://www.littlehouseliving.com/homemade-ranch-dressing.html


3 Little House on the Prairie Living July 17, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Leija, I don’t have any planned at the moment but I will make sure to post when I have one in the works!


4 Rita August 14, 2012 at 9:43 am

We dont have Dorthy Lynch where I live and my husband drives a truck and he gets it for me on the road. But now I wont have to wait I can make it myself. THANK YOU!! YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY


5 Christine September 5, 2012 at 6:34 am

Does the oil separate when it sits, or should you add it slowly to the top lid hole of the blender to emulsify it together?


6 Jo September 17, 2012 at 11:28 am

Julie you ROCK!! This tastes JUST like Dorothy lynch, and I can make it for a fraction of the cost (AND know what is in there!). I have to admit I “tweeked” the recipe a tich. I just COULDN’T do a full cup of oil, so I did half a cup. I also cut the sugar in half. I was licking the blender, so my guess is I am not missing the extras in the taste areas. It was delicious! I really don’t like salads, but eat them when on a diet, so I am happy to report the calorie reductions didn’t take away a bit from the taste. Thank you so much for such an AWESOME recipe!!


7 Nadine January 18, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I don’t know Dorothy Lynch, but this dressing sounds amazing. I like to make my own dressings & it’s time for a new addition. Thank you for sharing.


8 Sandy May 16, 2013 at 4:15 pm

I still have the hand written recipe for this “Tomato Soup Dressing” that my aunt wrote 50 some years ago!!!! It’s a great dressing!


9 Linda Steiger March 21, 2014 at 5:56 pm

I was intrigued as to what Dorothy Lynch dressing was! turns out this is the exact same recipe as my mother-in-law’s “French” dressing which my husband loves. Glad someone else enjoys it too – I’m going to start calling it “Dorothy Lynch” – sounds so much more exotic. haha.


10 Merissa March 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm

Haha, I didn’t really realize this was not very well known…maybe it’s a northern states thing? (Or maybe just a midwest states thing?)


11 Jackie December 9, 2014 at 11:54 pm

It’s a Nebraska thing :-). Dorothy lynch is the nebraskan woman who made up the recipe. My familie’s from Nebraska and we all grew up loving this Dressing. Still my favorite thing to drizzle on fresh tomato slices. When I was younger you could only get it locally, so after visiting family we’d fly back to California with smuggled dressing in our suitcases 🙂


12 Becky Fuller July 20, 2014 at 2:40 pm

Would you think that using fresh tomato in lieu of canned tomato soup (it has HFCS) would still be workable?


13 Merissa July 20, 2014 at 3:55 pm

I would recommend using a homemade Tomato Soup instead.


14 Kathy December 27, 2014 at 11:29 am

Is this sauce for salads? or what do you use it on?


15 Merissa December 27, 2014 at 11:51 am

This is a great dressing for salads 🙂


16 Brenda February 14, 2015 at 11:26 am

We love Dorothy Lynch salad dressing…decided to try this recipe since it is so expensive in the stores…I had all the ingredients on hand and made it for a fraction of the cost…it tastes wonderful and just like what I would buy in the store…so glad I found this recipe…will be using it from now on


17 Jennifer February 6, 2016 at 8:44 am

My favorite dressing is a white French! After falling in love with it at a local restaurant , I scoured the Internet for one like it! Here it is!

1/4 cup grated onion
1 clove of garlic, grated
1 tbsp + 1 tsp sugar
1 tbsp + 1 tsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp dry mustard
1 cup mayo

Place all ingredients in small food processor and blend. Refridgerate a couple of hours to let flavors blend.


18 Merissa February 6, 2016 at 12:17 pm

Thank you for sharing this!


19 Teresa February 8, 2016 at 9:53 am

I love this salad dressing post with the 5 great recipes to try. This one looks so good. I don’t want to take the time to make homemade tomato soup. Do you have a good canned brand that you can recommend that is minimally processed and preferably organic? Thanks for any help.


20 Merissa February 8, 2016 at 1:04 pm

Pacific Foods makes a decent simple tomato soup and it comes in a carton instead of a can if you are concerned about the BPA.


21 Teresa February 8, 2016 at 5:37 pm

Thanks so much. I have seen Pacifica at my local Whole Foods. I do like those tetra packs. I will look for the tomato soup tomorrow and can’t wait to try this dressing!!!


22 Merissa February 8, 2016 at 7:13 pm

I hope you like it! 🙂


23 Wendy July 16, 2016 at 9:02 am

Hello, I joined your site from Australia, am thoroughly enjoying your recipes – we do not have a lot of the ingredients that are in America but I am trying some different things that sound like your ingredients.
The Dorthy Lynch Dressing sounds yum, may I please ask how long you can keep this dressing in the fridge.
Thanking you


24 Merissa July 17, 2016 at 8:13 am

This dressing will store for about a week to 10 days in the fridge.


25 Carol July 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm

We use homemade Dorothy Lynch dressing on country style ribs in the crockpot. Very good!


26 melissa November 29, 2016 at 5:22 pm

Hello is it possible to make a large batch and put in mason jars and freeze any info would be helpful
Thank you


27 Merissa November 30, 2016 at 1:55 pm

I’m not sure how well this recipe would freeze, I think the oil may separate out. It’s probably best made and served fresh.


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