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.

See Popular Salad Dressings Recipes

Red Hot Pepper Vinaigrette

Diabetic Living

Bacon Salad Dressing

Diabetic Living
Total: 15 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

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.

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

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.

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
Total: 20 mins

Tangy Topper Poppy Seed Dressing

Midwest Living

Onion and poppy seeds flavor this creamy salad dressing. Try it on cut-up cantaloupe, watermelon and blueberries.

Total: 20 mins

Green Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette and Croutons

Family Circle

Cranberry sauce and orange juice are added to a purchased salad dressing to create a holiday special vinaigrette for a simple green salad.

Marigold Vinaigrette

Better Homes and Gardens

Signet marigold petals combined with oil and vinegar drizzled over crisp lettuce makes a delightful, elegant summer salad.

Mixed Greens with Cardamom-Curry Dressing

Better Homes and Gardens

This salad can be prepared in 10 minutes. Making the dressing in advance saves additional time and allows the flavors to mellow and blend.

Total: 10 mins

Asian-Style Vinaigrette

Midwest Living

Toss this light soy-ginger dressing with a bag of slaw mix and roasted peanuts for a nutritious side dish on stir-fry night. The recipe uses canola oil and sesame oil, which are both good choices as part of a balanced diet.

Grilled Turkey Salad

Family Circle

Turkey cutlets take only minutes to cook on the grill and are delicious in this main-dish salad with cinnamon-glazed pecans and drizzled with a raspberry vinaigrette.

Mandarin-Berry Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This Asian-inspired side salad goes well with chicken or fish.

Total: 30 mins
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