Smoky French Salad Dressing

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Not every salad dressing has to be garlicky. Or herby. A little spiciness now-and-then is a good thing, even in a salad dressing. That’s why this smoky French salad dressing was such a hit in our house. Salad Week (which happens at least once a month) was definitely a happier time with this dressing on hand. It’s essentially exactly what you think. A classic French dressing kicked up with a chipotles in adobo sauce (smoked jalapenos, along with some of the delicious sauce they come in) for heat and smokiness.

Smoky French Salad Dressing

This smoky French salad dressing would be great on more than ‘just’ a salad. First thing I thought of was a Reuben sandwich. Yeah, I know usually that means Russian or Thousand Island dressings, but this salad would bring a nice spicy edge to each and every bite. It’d be different for sure and that’s a good thing. I think I’ll give that a try!

I like to keep my homemade dressings in Mason jars in the fridge. When it comes time to serve them I just take them out, give them a good shake or two, and I’m ready to get to salad eatin’!

You’ll also want to try these other awesome homemade dressings and toppings:
Catalina Salad Dressing
Creamy Blue Cheese Salad Dressing
Creamy Carolina Vinaigrette
Everything Bagel Salad Dressing
Smoky French Salad Dressing
Smoky Spicy Ranch Salad Dressing

Also checkout my always-growing list of the best homemade garden salad dressings and toppings!

Smoky French Salad Dressing

Smoky French Salad Dressing

A lightly smoky twist on the classic.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Fridge 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 117 kcal



  • Place all ingredients into a blender. Pulse until smooth.
  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.


Calories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 308mgPotassium: 62mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 91IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword dressing, French
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