Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Traditionally four parts oil to one part vinegar, vinaigrette salad dressings take little effort to make. From balsamic to raspberry to sherry-shallot, these easy vinaigrette salad dressings add a splash of flavor to any bed of greens.

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Vinaigrette Salad Dressing: Buy It Vs. Make It

When I was a kid, my dad made this special buttermilk-based salad dressing in a little lidded Tupperware pitcher. The pitcher was a marvel of mid-century engineering with neat extenders that we kids could thrillingly pull out ourselves with only minor finger-smushing risk, and when we had company for dinner, my dad would give a charming little apologia: "There's other dressing on the table, but this is one of my own invention; it looks a bit humble, but it's very good." And it really was tasty, because he perfected the recipe over years of tinkering.

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

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

Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette


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

Total: 10 mins

Marigold Vinaigrette

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Salsa Verde Vinaigrette

Pace Salsa & Picante

This kicked-up vinaigrette features Pace® Salsa Verde mixed with oil, cider vinegar and black pepper to make a fabulous dressing for mixed greens.

Total: 5 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.

Mandarin-Berry Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

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

Total: 30 mins

Cherry Vinaigrette

Midwest Living

This tangy, thick, cherry-colored dressing tastes great on most any tossed salads. It's nice on fresh fruit, too.

Total: 25 mins

Olive Oil-Tomato Vinaigrette

Better Homes and Gardens

This tomato-rich vinaigrette recipe can be refrigerated up to three days. It's the perfect dressing for a Spinach-Ravioli Salad.

Chopped Salmon Salad

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 35 mins

How to Make Salad Dressing

Bottled dressing won't be in the picture again when you learn the basic techniques behind how to make salad dressing. It's easy--just remember a few simple tricks.

Light Basil Vinaigrette

Domino® Light and C&H® Light

Garlic Asiago Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

This quick-fix, fresh romaine lettuce salad is ready to serve with dinner in 20 minutes.

Total: 20 mins
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