Maui Onion Dressing

    10 mins

    Maui or Sweet Vidalia onions create a creamy sweet vinaigrette.

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    Serves: 16 

    • 85 g chopped Maui or other sweet onion
    • 1 clove garlic
    • 40 g papaya seeds
    • 135 g white sugar
    • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
    • 60 ml lemon juice
    • 80 ml apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
    • 235 ml vegetable oil

    Prep:10min  ›  Ready in:10min 

    1. Combine the onion, garlic and papaya seeds in the container of a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Add the sugar, mustard, lemon juice, vinegar and mayonnaise; puree until blended in. Set to low speed and pour in the vegetable oil in a thin stream. Chill and serve with fresh salad greens.

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    amazing dressing. i've been unable to find Ken's "sweet vidalia onion" dressing in the store for over a year and can replicate it EXACTLY with this recipe! I put the onion in a food processor to really pulverize it, and i only used 1/3 cup oil. ALSO - halving the entire recipe is enough (for me) to dress a salad made with an entire head of romaine lettuce. RECOMMENDED!!!!!!  -  20 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Delicious. Easy. Flexible. What more can you ask of a salad dressing? I've tried variations, which this recipe handles with ease. Mix brown and regular sugar for the 2/3 cup. Add fresh orange juice along with the lemon juice. I haven't tried the papaya seeds because purchasing a papaya almost doubles the cost. When I make this recipe, I find myself ignoring all other dressings for weeks at a time. It's wonderful.  -  21 Nov 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This dressing was a big hit in my household. I definitely will make this again. I've been looking for a good sweet dressing to always have on hand. This is it. Despite giving it a good review I did give it a four instead of a 5 just because it was sooo sweet. I will probably use just a 1/2 C of sugar next time.  -  01 Feb 2009  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)