Superb salads with Imperial dressing (1962)

Vintage imperial salad dressing recipe

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The dressing secret is Del Monte Catsup

Superb salads with Imperial dressing (1962)

Imperial Dressing recipe

Pineapple distilled vinegar accents the ripe tomatoes and zesty seasonings in Del Monte Catsup makes this tomato catsup so rich and lively even the flavor goes farther! It adds a special touch to this exciting new dressing. Serve it with a hearty supper salad, and everyone will want your secret!

Superb salads with Imperial dressing (1962)

Superb salads with Imperial dressing (1962)

Yield: 2-3/4 cups
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh-ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 2 or 3 drops Tabasco
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup Del Monte Catsup
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 3 teaspoon capers
  • 1 teaspoon juice from capers
  • 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 cloves garlic (on toothpick)


  1. Simmer together first 9 ingredients.
  2. Cool 10 min.
  3. Blend in Del Monte Catsup, olive oil, capers and juice, Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Add garlic.
  5. Cool dressing at room temperature for 1 hour.
  6. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  7. Shake well before using. Makes 2-3/4 cups.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 597Total Fat: 54gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 45gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 2280mgCarbohydrates: 30gFiber: 1gSugar: 24gProtein: 1g

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