More than 15 delicious, easy, and healthy salad dressing recipes – you might never go back to bottled dressing again!
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!
Creamy jalapeño ranch dip is loaded with mild chile peppers, both jalapeño and canned green chiles. Enjoy it with chips, veggies, tacos, or salads.
The great taste of ranch dressing without the guilt! You’ll love this reduced fat ranch dressing recipe.
Creamy poppy seed dressing made with yogurt instead of mayonnaise — you’ll love the flavor of this light and easy to make dressing!
Creamy, flavorful, and packed full of healthy fats – this creamy avocado lime dressing is perfect for your next salad.
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!
This fresh raspberry vinaigrette dressing recipe will quickly become a summer time favorite with the bright flavor of raspberries — summer’s candy.
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!
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!
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!
This fattoush salad will quickly become your favorite salad. Crispy pita, tangy dressing, and lots of fresh herbs will make this an instant favorite.
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!
Easy and filling quinoa salad with lots of southwestern mix-ins and a tangy, flavorful dressing!
Winter salads don’t have to be boring — this one is spectacular thanks to vanilla bean candied walnuts and bright citrusy clementine dressing.
This cabbage salad uses a store-bought rotisserie chicken to create a quick, easy, and healthy meal. Your whole family will love it.
This orzo salad recipe will quickly become a family favorite with its flavorful (and guilt-free!) yogurt dill 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!
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.
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.
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!
This zucchini noodle salad is flavorful and unique — and super simple to make thanks to a dressing made mostly of hummus!
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!