Brian's Lip-Smacking Catalina Dressing

Updated: Apr 27

From "The Infinite Feast: How to Host the Ones You Love—Recipes from the Big Easy . . . and Beyond" by Brian Theis, 2020 Click here for more on my new cookbook!


Fresh celery and lemon juice make this one sing.

Brian's Lip-Smacking Catalina Dressing


1/4 cup organic or "simply" ketchup

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup chopped shallot

1/4 cup chopped celery (1 large or 2 medium ribs)

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 heaping teaspoon paprika (not smoked)

1/2 teaspoon each salt and freshly ground pepper

1/2 cup canola oil


In blender, cover and combine all ingredients except oil. Process till smooth. Add oil, re-cover. At lowest speed, pulse till fully blended. Refrigerate at least 3 hours so vegetable ingredients absorb other flavors. Keep in fridge up to 3 days.


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