Make your salad dishes more fun and exciting with these simple homemade salad dressing recipes. They are all so good you will never buy ready-made dressing again!
18 Homemade Salad Dressing to Liven Up Your Greens!
Salad dressings are the unsung heroes of condiments. These one-bowl wonders are easy to make, healthy, and can elevate a simple salad into a gourmet dish. And for the love for delicious salads, I made a list of wonderful and extremely delightful salad dressings you can easily prepare at home using simple and easy-to-find ingredients. You’ll love them all! Why patronize store-bought when you can make your own salad dressing? Check out this list of 18 homemade salad dressing recipes your salad needs.
1. Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette
Lemons and avocados were made for each other. Guacamole is the perfect example of this heavenly duo at their best, and if that example doesn’t leave you convinced, then this salad dressing certainly will. Creamy, bright and zesty, this dressing is perfect for every salad.
2. Easy One-Jar Lemon Salad Dressing
3. Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
Balsamic vinaigrette is always a great go-to. While the classic is great, this particular recipe is packed with a tangy flavor which will leave you wanting salads every meal of the day.
4. Ranch Dressing
Store-bought ranch can be fatty and filled with chemical emulsifiers. This recipe is not only healthier, but better tasting than the dressings you find at the store. The texture is so light and creamy, you might be tempted to drink it!
5. Simple French Dressing
This homemade French dressing recipe only needs ingredients you already have in your pantry. Ketchup, white vinegar, mustard, and sugar blend together and create a well-balanced dressing with a tangy and sweet flavor.
6. Avocado Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing
7. Creamy Italian Dressing
This dressing is perfect as a salad dressing but also fabulous when used as a dip for fresh veggies. It’s a great dressing to bring to a picnic, where it will be an instant hit to your friends and family!
8. Lemon Bruschetta Salad Dressing
Sugar-free, low calorie, and full of healthy ingredients, this lemon bruschetta salad dressing is great for all you health-conscious folks out there (or for those who just need a break from ranch).
9. Lemon Herb Vinaigrette
This lemon herb vinaigrette recipe uses fresh ingredients like herbs, lemons, and sun-dried tomatoes. It’s a pretty versatile dressing; it goes well with potato salad, steamed asparagus, and a variety of chicken dishes. Try to drizzle this over an Italian-styled salad and you’ll be instantly transported to a happy place.
10. Raspberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Whoa, who knew dressings could be so wonderful? This recipe is like dessert in a jar (something we’re a big fan of) and the perfect complement to warm, summer days. Drizzle this over a simple green salad with strawberries and almonds and tuck in.
11. Simple Red Wine Vinaigrette
12. Maple Dijon Salad Dressing
It’s time to kick it up a notch (oh yeah, I watch Emeril Lagasse) with this delightful, sweet and spicy dressing recipe. This is a great dressing for spicing up plain salads. This maple dijon salad dressing can also be used as a dip for veggies or sauce for healthy sandwiches and burgers.
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13. Perfect Caesar Dressing
Caesar dressing is already great, but this recipe makes it so much better. Don’t be surprised if you find yourself double-dipping into the jar!
14. Strawberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
I love fruit vinaigrette (pomegranate is another great option!), so my list of salad dressings wouldn’t be complete without a couple of these recipes. This strawberry poppy seed dressing is tasty, with a nice color to complement any salad!
15. Five-Ingredient Salad Dressing
This dressing is so easy to make you could probably do it with your eyes closed. That said, it’s definitely better to do it with them open. How else could you appreciate the beauty of this recipe?
16. Greek Salad Dressing
This classic salad dressing is like aromatherapy. Every time I make this dressing, my family gets so caught up in the wonderful smells! And of course, this recipe tastes just as good as it smells. Hooray for homemade salad dressings!
17. Asian Ginger Carrot Dressing
This dressing will make your taste buds sing and your skin glow! The peanut oil, ginger, and carrots create a flavor profile perfect for Asian-inspired salads.
18. Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Sun Dressing
Have you heard about turmeric and all of its wonderful properties? If not, then you’re missing out on a great antioxidant and anti-inflammatory! All natural and all good, this dressing will not only help you feel great but look great as well.
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I hope you really enjoy this list of amazing homemade salad dressing recipes. These are easy dressing recipes which are quick and very affordable to make. They’re zesty, refreshing, savory, spicy, and fruity! I am pretty sure you’ll instantly find your favorite on this list. These will make you and your pocket happy, healthy, and satisfied!
Which homemade salad dressing recipes are you planning to try? Share your experience with us in the comments section below.
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Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in January 2017 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.