More than 15 delicious, easy, and healthy salad dressing recipes – you might never go back to bottled dressing again!

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Anyone else hate how much room salad dressing bottles take up in your fridge? Or how many weird ingredients are in those bottles? Don’t get me wrong, I keep a couple bottles of my faves in the fridge for a quick salad, but when homemade dressing is so easy to make, it’s hard not to default to that option. You have more control over the ingredients, more flexibility in the flavors, it’s cheaper, and 99% of the time, they taste way better. Unless you screw something up. It happens. 

I’ll be adding to this list as I develop new dressing recipes, so this is a great page to bookmark or pin and refer back to when you’re ready to dress a killer salad. I start the list with salad dressings, and I’ll end the list with salad recipes that involve a salad dressing. You can of course use those dressings on any type of salad you’d like.

Once you have the dressings down, don’t forget about toppings! Try homemade croutons, crispy chickpeas, or seasoned tortilla strips. They’re all so great on salads!

Salad Dressing Recipes

More than 15 delicious, easy, and healthy salad dressing recipes - you might never go back to bottled dressing again!

Healthy Ranch Dressing

Healthy Ranch Dressing

The great taste of ranch dressing without the guilt! You’ll love this reduced fat ranch dressing recipe.

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Poppy Seed Dressing (Creamy and Healthy!) | with video

Poppy Seed Dressing (Creamy and Healthy!) | with video

Creamy poppy seed dressing made with yogurt instead of mayonnaise — you’ll love the flavor of this light and easy to make dressing!

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Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing with Cumin

Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing with Cumin

Creamy, flavorful, and packed full of healthy fats – this creamy avocado lime dressing is perfect for your next salad.

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Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing - Healthy and Easy!

Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing - Healthy and Easy!

This creamy Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing is the perfect dressing if you love ranch but are looking for something new. It’s cheesy with a little spice and it’s lightened up with Greek yogurt and buttermilk. You’re going to love it!

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Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe with Fresh Raspberries

Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe with Fresh Raspberries

This fresh raspberry vinaigrette dressing recipe will quickly become a summer time favorite with the bright flavor of raspberries — summer’s candy.

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Lemon Basil Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe

Lemon Basil Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe

Bright and fragrant, this lemon basil vinaigrette dressing is the perfect healthy salad dressing. It’s Whole30 compliant and is a great addition to a green tossed salad or a pasta salad. It’s also great drizzled on top of grilled chicken!

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Carrot Vinaigrette Salad Dressing with Chili Powder and Cumin

Carrot Vinaigrette Salad Dressing with Chili Powder and Cumin

Sweetened and flavored with carrot juice, this vinaigrette salad dressing is free of added sugars but not short on flavor! It’s great on salads with southwestern toppings!

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Sweet and Tangy Honey Mustard Vinaigrette | with video

Sweet and Tangy Honey Mustard Vinaigrette | with video

This Sweet and Tangy Honey Mustard Vinaigrette has become my go-to salad dressing. It comes together quickly with household staples and is a major crowd-pleaser!

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Quinoa Salad with Avocado Dressing and Pinto Beans

Quinoa Salad with Avocado Dressing and Pinto Beans

This quinoa salad with avocado dressing, pinto beans, red bell pepper, and more is a hearty and filling salad that stores great in the fridge – it’s perfect for lunches!

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Quinoa Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing

Quinoa Salad with Cumin-Lime Dressing

Easy and filling quinoa salad with lots of southwestern mix-ins and a tangy, flavorful dressing!

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Winter Salad with Clementine Dressing and Vanilla Bean Candied Walnuts

Winter Salad with Clementine Dressing and Vanilla Bean Candied Walnuts

Winter salads don’t have to be boring — this one is spectacular thanks to vanilla bean candied walnuts and bright citrusy clementine dressing.

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Cabbage Salad with Honey Lime Dressing -- {easy meal idea}

Cabbage Salad with Honey Lime Dressing -- {easy meal idea}

This cabbage salad uses a store-bought rotisserie chicken to create a quick, easy, and healthy meal. Your whole family will love it.

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Orzo Salad Recipe with Yogurt Dill Dressing

Orzo Salad Recipe with Yogurt Dill Dressing

This orzo salad recipe will quickly become a family favorite with its flavorful (and guilt-free!) yogurt dill dressing.

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Thai Freekeh Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

Thai Freekeh Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

This Thai freekeh salad with peanut ginger dressing packs a punch of flavor and nutrition. It keeps great in the fridge – perfect for weekend food prep!

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Asian Chicken Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Asian Chicken Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing

Quick and easy meals don’t have to come out of a box. This delicious Asian Chicken Salad can be on the table in minutes.

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Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Yogurt Herb Dressing

Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Yogurt Herb Dressing

This cucumber ribbon salad is easy to make and is full of great flavor but without any fat thanks to a creamy yogurt herb dressing.

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Red Cabbage Salad Recipe with Honey Lime Dressing

Red Cabbage Salad Recipe with Honey Lime Dressing

Refreshing and bright, this Red Cabbage Salad Recipe with Honey Lime Dressing is the perfect side to a heavy meal of Mexican food. It’s even great on top of tacos!

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Zucchini Noodle Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dressing

Zucchini Noodle Salad with Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Dressing

This zucchini noodle salad is flavorful and unique — and super simple to make thanks to a dressing made mostly of hummus!

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Spring Salad with Rosé Vinaigrette, Asparagus, and Grapefruit

Spring Salad with Rosé Vinaigrette, Asparagus, and Grapefruit

This spring salad is adorned with asparagus, grapefruit, crumbled feta, and creamy avocado. It's topped with a flavorful rosé vinaigrette, making it perfect for brunch or a light summer meal! 

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