French dressing typically refers to a dressing with an oil-and-vinegar base with hints of mustard and seasonings. On the other hand, Catalina dressing tends to be thinner and has a bold red hue. And though it also has an oil-and-vinegar base, the sweet flavor has hints of tomato and the spices arent as potent.
What is the difference between Russian Catalina and French dressing?
How to tell the difference between French dressing and Russian dressing. Russian dressing combines mayonnaise, ketchup, spices, and horseradish, while French dressing typically contains mayo, ketchup, vinegar, sugar, onion, and garlic (via Thrive Cuisine).
What nationality is Catalina dressing?
Some sources merely attribute the original dressing to Kraft Foods which has sold Catalina dressing for many years. Others claim this dressing was inspired by Catalonia (a region of Spain) – where the Catalan people often prepared recipes with a mix of sweet and savory flavors.
Is Catalina dressing sweet?
Catalina dressing has a sweet tomato flavor with a thin (yet slightly creamy) texture. Its best served with classic garden salads, pasta salads, and burgers.