Mom’s Red Salad Dressing


Lettuce is abundant in my garden right now and I am eating salads for lunch each day.  This is one of my FAVORITE ways to use up some of our garden lettuce.



Torn lettuce

Drained mandarin oranges

Dried cranberries

Sliced almonds



1cup sugar

1/2 cup vegetable, canola or olive oil

1/2 cup red wine vinegar

1/2 cup ketchup

1 teaspoon celery seed

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon onion powder


Combine well and Refrigerate.


Place lettuce in a bowl. Layer on the oranges, cranberries and almonds.  Drizzle on dressing.