Salad Dressings

A good salad dressing recipe is the secret to a winning salad. No matter what you add to the mix, these easy recipes go with everything. Choose balsamic vinaigrette, creamy Caesar dressing, or miso ginger to complement the ethnic theme of your meal.

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DIY Salad Dressings: All Your Favorites -- Easy, Fresh & Flavorful

To be honest, I haven't bought salad dressing in years. Part of the reason is that bottles of salad dressing in the fridge always seem somehow stale to me (even though they appear to keep practically forever -- hey, maybe that's part of the problem). Then there's the issue of that gunky mess that inevitably congeals on the rim of the bottle (ew), and the all-too-often glop that comes pouring out, making your salad into a soup (ugh).

Red Hot Pepper Vinaigrette

Diabetic Living

Bacon Salad Dressing

Diabetic Living
Total: 15 mins

Herbed Vinegar

Better Homes and Gardens

Plan ahead. The vinegar needed for this food gift needs to stand for at least 2 weeks before using.

"Healthified" Ranch Dressing

Betty Crocker

77% less fat, No sat fat, 66% fewer calories than the original recipe. Plain yogurt replaces sour cream in a tasty, versatile dressing.

Total: 1 hr 10 mins

Thousand Island Dressing

Better Homes and Gardens

Homemade dressing is super easy and super delicious. Sweet peppers add crunch to this classic dressing.

Total: 15 mins

Creamy Dijon Dressing

Campbell's

Creamy, mustard-laced salad dressing features reduced-fat mayonnaise. This savory dressing is perfect for salad greens, pasta or potato salads, and can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator.

Total: 2 hrs 5 mins

Pesto Vinaigrette

Better Homes and Gardens

This quick-and-easy vinaigrette makes a summer-fresh dressing for any green salad and adds super flavor to a plate of sliced tomatoes sprinkled with green onions and feta cheese.

Asian Balsamic Vinaigrette

Swanson Broth & Stock

Grated fresh ginger root and chopped green onion ensure that this light and flavorful vinaigrette will be enjoyed by adults and kids alike.

Total: 10 mins

Fresh Herb Vinaigrette

Better Homes and Gardens

It's easier than you think to make your own dressing. Get creative with any of the variations on the basic herb vinaigrette.

Total: 10 mins

Black Olive Vinaigrette

Swanson Broth & Stock

This flavorful vinaigrette is almost as easy as using bottled dressing, but it tastes so much better. The flavor punch comes from diced Mediterranean olives and balsamic vinegar.

Total: 15 mins

Papaya Seed Vinaigrette

Better Homes and Gardens

Toss this light homemade dressing with any combination of greens, avocado, cucumber, and sweet peppers.

Total: 15 mins

Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

The Food Channel

Once you find a great Caesar dressing, like in this recipe, making a great Caesar salad is no problem. Here, the crunch of the romaine is highlighted by the crispy homemade croutons and creamy dressing.

Total: 20 mins

Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

EatingWell

Orange juice and cilantro yield a tangy dressing that you'll want to have on hand.

Total: 10 mins
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