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{Copycat} Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing

Copycat Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #copycat #DorothyLynch #salad #dressing #lowfat #lowsugar #recip

A  yummy Nebraska home-grown recipe for a French Dressing that’s kind of a mid west US obsession … my copycat recipe has less sugar, less fat, but it’s still super delicious and super easy to make at home. I heard them raving about this dressing on the radio one morning on my way to work. Yes, the radio guy was going on and on and on about Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing. It was then that I decided I needed to try making this dressing myself.

I was really amazed at how easy this was to make … and how wonderful it tasted. This is where I would usually launch my “I’m in love with this recipe” speech … not to burst your bubble, I do love the taste of this dressing, but I’m also not-so-pleased that it was made with a can of tomato soup.  I know, some of you will be delighted that you can turn tomato soup into salad dressing. I’m personally not a fan of canned soup and here’s why: I worry about the pesticides and preservatives and the BPA plastic they line our cans with that leaches into our foods. It’s just not good. I would much rather use REAL tomatoes from REAL gardens that weren’t treated with chemicals that mess up our ecosystems. I won’t go into the details … the scientists are much better at speaking to this than me. Some might say I’m too uptight about it, but suffice it to say I’m not happy with recipes involving canned tomato soup.

But despite that, there are bajillions of recipes for Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing circulating the internet and they ALL involve a can of tomato soup. I want to develop a recipe that doesn’t involve tomato soup … but first I really needed to try the original so I have something to compare it to. I had to adjust it, though … I couldn’t really live with myself if I put the insane amount of sugar and a whole cup of oil in my salad dressing that the recipes called for. Can’t we get the same amount of taste with less added sugar/oil? Absolutely, you can.

Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing {Copycat Recipe}

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: About 2 cups of dressing

Dorothy Lynch Salad Dressing {Copycat Recipe}


  • 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can tomato soup
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper


  1. Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.


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This recipe was shared at Tuesday’s TableSimple Supper TuesdayTreasure Box TuesdayThe Weekend Social and What to Do Weekends.

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9 Responses

  1. Ann

    I love our mutual love of salads and delicious dressings! This looks wonderful, Ann!

    July 9, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    • Ann

      Thanks Ann! I am so glad you like it 🙂

      July 9, 2014 at 10:35 pm

  2. I used to buy Dorothy Lynch all the time. It’s delicious. I actually decided it was a little to sweet for my taste a few years ago, so love that you’ve lightened that up a bit. Pinned.

    July 10, 2014 at 8:21 am

    • Ann

      Thanks Lea Ann! I think it would be too sugary for me if I used all the sugar the original recipe called for.

      July 10, 2014 at 5:47 pm

  3. Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social, I’m looking forward to seeing you again next Thursday at 9pm EST at http://www.thequestionablehomesteader.com for another installment of The Weekend Social.

    July 14, 2014 at 3:52 pm

  4. Karin

    So, after all the discussion about not using tomato soup, you still did? OK, I will try elsewhere. I can’t have all that salt.

    January 8, 2017 at 8:05 am

    • Ann

      Yes, I did, Karin. I would love to find a better solution, but I thought I should try it out “as is” first. I would love to know if you found a better answer!

      January 8, 2017 at 6:10 pm

      • Stephanie

        I looked at the Dorothy Lynch bottle and it says water + tomato paste so that is what I am going to try 🙂

        January 20, 2017 at 11:31 am

        • Ann

          Let me know how that works, Stephanie!

          January 20, 2017 at 9:39 pm