1 /2 cup vegetable oil
1 cup ketchup
1/2- 3/4 cup sugar (start with 1/2 cup) 1/2 cup white vinegar
1/3 cup minced yellow onion
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2-1 teaspoon garlic salt (or to taste or use 1-2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic and 1/2 teaspoon white salt)
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (optional or to taste)
2 -3 tablespoons mayonnaise (optional, add in only for a creamy-style French dressing)
1. In a large food processor blend all ingredients together until smooth (starting with 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt and 1/2 cup sugar and add in more to taste after mixing.
2. Do not attempt to make this in a small 4-cup blender or you will have the dressing all over your counter!
3. Mix in the mayonnaise (if using) for a creamy-style French dressing.
4. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.