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Old 04-18-2012, 03:02 AM   #1
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I have a question......

Why do people put "French Dressing" on a (Mexican) Taco Salad? I see that in recipes all the time. It just doesn't sound good to me. I use Salsa, Sour Cream, Taco Sauce and Hot Sauce.

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Old 04-18-2012, 03:08 AM   #2
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All I know is there used to be this "taco" salad that was all the rage to bring to pot lucks 10+ years ago which involved a bag of Doritos and a bottle of Catalina (or French) dressing. For the life of me I can't remember what else was in it ... it's wasn't very good ~ it was just popular. =P
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IMO many of these odd combinations, that we see today, are the result of food company test kitchens dreaming up ways for us to use products and increase sales.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:24 AM   #4
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Hello,
How do you dressing for your salad greens or tomatoes, potatoes and salad ect?
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:36 AM   #5
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Hello,
How do you dressing for your salad greens or tomatoes, potatoes and salad ect?
Simple Vinaigrettes - olive oil + citrus juice or some kind of vinegar + S&P top the majority of our salads - with variations of on the rest. Dijon + honey or herbs are also frequently included.
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IMO many of these odd combinations, that we see today, are the result of food company test kitchens dreaming up ways for us to use products and increase sales.

Another one I see a lot is Asian ingredients in Mexican Food, Swiss Cheese on Italian Food, Italian Cheeses on Cajun Food, the list goes on. I guess maybe because someone somewhere had to make substitutions????
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Zereh thank you for your answer.
What is french dressing?What ingredients are used and with what?
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:59 AM   #8
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An ingredient list for French Dressing:

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
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Another one I see a lot is Asian ingredients in Mexican Food, Swiss Cheese on Italian Food, Italian Cheeses on Cajun Food, the list goes on. I guess maybe because someone somewhere had to make substitutions????
I never see any of that. Or French dressing in taco salad.

Go figure.
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Thank you for your response. But this sauce is served with what? I did not know the french dressing.
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