Mexican Dressing (a homemade salad dressing)

This slightly sweet, creamy dressing goes wonderfully with nearly any salad. It’s super easy to make and is made with simple, basic ingredients.

This creamy homemade salad dressing is made with simple, basic ingredients and goes well with nearly any salad! I love how easy it is to make!

If you read my menu plans, you’ll notice that I often mention having homemade salad dressing.  This Mexican Dressing is our favorite and the one we use the most.  It is slightly sweet, a bit creamy and just has a nice, full flavor.

We love it on a variety of salads but I think it pairs especially well with salads that have eggs in them.  Really though, it’s kind of like Ranch- it goes well with almost any salad!

Mexican Dressing (a homemade salad dressing)

1 medium onion
2/3 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. celery seed
1 Tbsp. prepared mustard
1/3 c. vinegar
1 c. oil
6 Tbsp. mayonnaise (opt.)*

1.  Put all ingredients except mayonnaise in blender.
2.  Mix 2 to 5 minutes, so oil doesn’t separate.
3.  Add mayonnaise and blend until combined.  Store refrigerated.

* This is obviously healthier without the mayonnaise but it is also much creamier with it. We like it both ways but do prefer it with the mayo added.


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  1. says

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    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      So glad to have you join us here, Trinity! I hope that you can be blessed and inspired by what you read on Thrifty Frugal Mom.

  2. says

    This dressing sure does look good. Homemade dressings are so much better for you than store brands. And it is light enough for summer salads. Thanks for posting. Visiting from Shine Blog Hop.

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Yes, we love homemade dressings, Rebecca! I’m on a search to find more yummy recipes for them.

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      I think you’ll enjoy it! It’s just one of those delicious, versatile dressings. And the fact that it’s simple and inexpensive is pretty nice too! :)

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Lupe, I have had it in the fridge for at least a month, probably longer, and it has been just fine. The onion is really the only thing that might “spoil” easily and with it being refrigerated, it seems to be just fine. Hope that helps!

    • ThriftyFrugalMom says

      Sarah, it should keep in the fridge for at least a month. (I’m pretty sure I’ve had it go longer than that too.) Since the onion is really the only thing that might “spoil” and with it being refrigerated, that doesn’t happen very quickly. Hope that helps!

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