Mary’s Sweet and Tangy Onion Dressing

Prep Time: 10 minutes.

Yield: Roughly 1 quart salad dressing.

  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet or yellow onion *see note.
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon prepared yellow mustard.
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 cup vegetable oil (you can also use canola oil).
  1. Chop the onion, then place into a blender. Add sugar, salt, pepper, celery seed, prepared yellow mustard, white vinegar and mayonnaise. Blend until creamy, then remove the center cap and slowly drizzle in the one cup of vegetable(or canola) oil, while the blender is still running at a low or medium speed.
  2. Once the oil is fully combined and the dressing is creamy, pour the onion dressing into a condiment jar or squeeze bottle and keep refrigerated.
  3. Serve with salads, Hay stacks, roasted potatoes and more!

Follow along for weekly recipes!

Note* If you prefer a dressing with a stronger onion flavor, you can add another 1/4 cup or so before blending. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

Privacy Policy


  1. […] ⦁ 2 tablespoons olive oil⦁ 1/2 chopped onion⦁ 3-4 mini sweet bell peppers or 1 large bell pepper chopped.⦁ 3 cups chicken chopped and cooked (see note*).⦁ 1 can 15.5 oz mild chili beans (with sauce)⦁ 1 cup marinara sauce or tomato sauce (see note*).⦁ 2 teaspoons taco seasoning⦁ 1/2-3/4 teaspoon salt (to taste).⦁ 1 teaspoon chili powder⦁ 1 dash paprika⦁ 1 cup shredded Mexican or taco style cheese.⦁ 2 tablespoons butter⦁ 7 whole wheat tortillas (plain works too). optional toppings :Lettuce, salsa, plain yogurt, sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes, shredded cheese. Or try it with Mary’s Sweet and Tangy Onion Dressing! […]

  2. […] Mary’s Sweet and Tangy Onion Dressing (so delicious with haystacks). […]

  3. […] lettuce, diced tomatoes, sour cream (or dairy free sour cream or dairy free plain yoghurt) and Sweet onion dressing (optional). See Notes, Substitutions and Photos […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may also like...