Popular Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipes

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.

Sweet and Spicy Steak Salad

From Midwest Living

Sweet and Spicy Steak Salad

Berry-Balsamic Vinaigrette

The sweet tang of this rosy dressing pairs nicely with nuts, cheese, avocado or grilled chicken breast in a mixed green salad. A full 2 cups of strawberries boost the dressing's vitamin C and fiber, while the olive oil is high in omega-3 fatty acids, a healthy fat that fights inflammation and protects against heart disease.

From Midwest Living

Berry-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Grilled Fish with Moroccan Vinaigrette

For this low-calorie dinner, the fish is grilled and served over couscous. A light vinaigrette is drizzled over it all to complete the dish.

From Midwest Living

Grilled Fish with Moroccan Vinaigrette

Asian-Style Vinaigrette

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.

From Midwest Living

Asian-Style Vinaigrette

Midwest-Style Cobb Salad

To give this classic main-dish salad a Heartland twist, we used steak instead of chicken and Maytag blue cheese instead of Roquefort.

From Midwest Living

Midwest-Style Cobb Salad

Roasted Vegetable Salad

With the addition of roasted asparagus, this potato salad tossed with spring greens is hearty enough to hold its own alongside grilled steaks, chops, or chicken.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasted Vegetable Salad

Power Kale Salad

Colorful and chockful of superfoods, this Power Kale Salad acts as a starter salad and dinner in one—just add a whole-wheat roll. Baked chicken gives this meal real staying power.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Power Kale Salad

Farm Salad with Sweet Peppers and Sage Croutons

Elevate your basic dinner salad with a homemade Apple Cider Vinaigrette and fresh-baked Sage Croutons. Customize by tossing in any vegetables you have on-hand.

From Diabetic Living

Farm Salad with Sweet Peppers and Sage Croutons

Blackberry Salad with Feta

The salt of the feta and the tang of the pickled onions complement the sweetness of the blackberries perfectly in this 100-calorie fruit salad.

From Diabetic Living

Blackberry Salad with Feta

Carrot Ribbon Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

Carrot Ribbon Salad

Carrot Ribbon Salad

Dressed in a mix of honey and white wine vinegar, this light carrot and pea salad makes a super starter before your main course. Don't forget a side of bread!

From Midwest Living

Carrot Ribbon Salad

Antipasto Tortellini Salad

From Better Homes and Gardens

Antipasto Tortellini Salad

Deviled Egg Salad

Garlic and hot pepper sauce add heat to the deviled eggs that top off this simple salad loaded with vegetables.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Deviled Egg Salad

Roasted Tomato-Bread Toss

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasted Tomato-Bread Toss

Apple, Celery Root, and Fennel Salad

Enjoy bright flavors in this apple, celery root and fennel salad. It's an easy side salad or make-ahead lunch.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Apple, Celery Root, and Fennel Salad

Turkey and Mango Salad with Chutney Vinaigrette

Mango chutney vinaigrette gives this light yet filling turkey dish a sweet tang. Serve it as a protein-packed dinner, or serve up smaller portions for an appetizer.

From Diabetic Living

Turkey and Mango Salad with Chutney Vinaigrette

Roasted Radishes with Chive Vinaigrette

Accentuate the natural sweetness of radishes by roasting at a high heat and finishing with a drizzle of white wine vinaigrette.

From Diabetic Living

Roasted Radishes with Chive Vinaigrette

Mixed Lettuce, Fennel & Orange Salad with Black Olive Vinaigrette

This colorful salad offers a symphony of flavors and textures. Savory black olives, sweet orange slices and crisp, licorice-flavored fennel balance the slightly bitter tastes of chicory, radicchio and Belgian endive.

From EatingWell

Mixed Lettuce, Fennel & Orange Salad with Black Olive Vinaigrette

Beets & Greens Salad with Cannellini Beans

Sometimes beets in the market have beautiful, unblemished, tender greens attached. When that happens, blanch the greens and toss with beans and vinaigrette, using some of the beets to garnish the salad, as in this recipe. Use the leftover cooked beets for other dishes. If you buy beet greens on their own, you can make the salad just with them. Either way is delicious.

From EatingWell

Beets & Greens Salad with Cannellini Beans

Fresh Tuna Salad with Tropical Fruits

Colorful tropical fruit contrasts with slightly bitter salad greens and fresh tuna steak to make a refreshing main-dish salad. Good-quality tuna is key to the success of this recipe. The secret to buying fresh fish is to ask to smell it: the tuna should smell briny, clean and fresh, like the ocean on a spring morning, not like the tidal flats on a hot summer afternoon. Do not use fresh pineapple juice, which has an enzyme that "cooks" the fish as it marinates.

From EatingWell

Fresh Tuna Salad with Tropical Fruits

Raspberry Vinaigrette

Mild-tasting grapeseed oil is the ideal foil for fruity raspberry vinegar. This simple dressing offers an especially nice finish for a salad of mixed greens, fresh peaches or berries and chicken. For an exquisite appetizer, drizzle the dressing over melon wedges (or fresh figs) draped with thin slices of prosciutto.

From EatingWell

Raspberry Vinaigrette

Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Common in Indian and Middle Eastern cooking, pomegranate molasses is a sweet-yet-tart sauce made from reduced pomegranate juice. Combined with walnut oil, it makes a zesty dressing, perfect for sweet greens like Bibb lettuce and sugar snap peas. Toasted walnuts are a natural topping.

From EatingWell

Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Mango Salad with Ginger-Raisin Vinaigrette

In this recipe, juicy mangoes are paired with fresh ginger plus an unusual combination of golden raisins and malt vinegar, which adds great complexity to an otherwise basic mixed green salad.

From EatingWell

Mango Salad with Ginger-Raisin Vinaigrette

Watercress & Sugar Snap Salad with Warm Sesame-Shallot Vinaigrette

In this Asian-inspired salad, the peppery flavor of watercress is paired with another emblematic spring vegetable - sugar snap peas. Tossed with a warm dressing made with caramelized onions, rice vinegar and toasted sesame oil, this salad is the perfect antidote to the chill of early spring. For the best-tasting watercress, look for supple, thin stems (not woody stalks) with small, heart-shaped, dark green leaves that have no yellow blemishes.

From EatingWell

Watercress & Sugar Snap Salad with Warm Sesame-Shallot Vinaigrette

Seafood Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Crab and scallops combine with creamy avocados and a spiky orange dressing for a salad that's light, summery and very fast. The recipe can be easily doubled or tripled.

From EatingWell

Seafood Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

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