Sunny’s Sweet Onion Dressing

August 14th, 2008 by katie


It’s over 100 degrees here for most of the day and the thought of actually cooking something makes me nauseous. Therefore salad, salad, and more salad is pretty much the only thing on the menu this week. This subtle, slightly sweet dressing was served to us by my grandparents on our recent vacation. It is a delicious, light dressing that’s not too sweet but goes nicely with summery salads. Because I can’t ever leave a perfectly good recipe alone, I increased the seasonings in this-use the lower amounts if you prefer less sodium.

Sweet Onion Dressing

makes 1 cup, prep 5 minutes
  • 1/2 cup oil, I didn’t have canola oil so I used extra light olive oil
  • 3 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 yellow onion, grated with juice
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2-1 tsp salt
  • 1/2-1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  1. Whisk to combine all ingredients.
  2. Store in the fridge, whisk again before serving. You can warm it up in the microwave for a few seconds if necessary to get the oil to mix.

You could strain the dressing to remove the onion pieces once the flavors have sat and combined, however I like the little bits of onion in my salad. Next time I might try sending it for a spin in the blender so I don’t grate my knuckles. Next, you’ll get to see the delicious strawberry salad they served us-I’m totally addicted! Thank you Papa and Sunny for entertaining and feeding us and our rambunctious children. We had a wonderful visit and hope we can come again soon!

What’s your favorite salad topping? Let me know in the comments: is it a recipe or a store brand you can’t live without?

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4 Responses

  1. krysta

    i love a simple vinegrette. i can’t wait to see the strawberry salad.

  2. noble pig

    My favorite salad topping is probably artichoke hearts, I just love the taste.

    This looks like a wonderful dressing and I wouldn’t strain the onion bits either.

  3. Kevin

    I like the sound of a sweet onion dressing. My favorite salad topping at the moment is feta.

    Well stick around, Kevin. I’ve got a sweet and sour salad with feta coming up. My first time with feta, actually, and you’re right, it is delicious! -Katie

  4. Mindy

    Sound yummy. I love a dressing I order from California – alder market spinach salad dressing – but I put it on other things too….esp. love it on a salad with craisins, feta, candied pecans and spring mix of lettuce.

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