Making your own salad dressings is more than just a money saver. It lets you control exactly what’s in the dressing – no mystery chemicals or preservatives! You can go all organic.
And you can tweak the flavor so it’s exactly how you like it. You can make it fresh every single time, or close to it. Making your own really does add something special to your everyday salad recipe.
All of these salad dressing recipes are very quick and simple to make. Most use ingredients you probably already have on hand, like olive oil and vinegar.
How to Make Homemade Salad Dressing
- My favorite mayonnaise is Ojai Cook Lemonaise. It may be too tangy for some recipes, but I use it for everything. Regular mayonnaise, including the “olive oil” and other mayonnaises from all the leading companies, is loaded with soy, which I try to avoid. Even most recipes for mayonnaise require soy oil. If you want a mild-flavored, soy-free mayonnaise that tastes like traditional mayonnaise, try Spectrum Canola Oil Mayonnaise.
- Using low-fat ingredients will reduce the flavor. Regular fat ingredients have far more flavor. Fat adds calories, but fat isn’t bad for you the way we’ve all been told.
- Fresh herbs and freshly minced garlic and fresh everything taste better, but dried herbs are very good too. You don’t have to go to a lot of trouble for fresh salad dressing! And remember: it’s all fresher than store-bought.
How to Store Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes
- Keep your fresh made dressings in a jar of glass flask like these I’ve been using for years. Great way to repurpose used mayonnaise and other condiment jars.
- Put them in your refrigerator. They will keep for at least a week or so, depending on the ingredients. Dairy spoils sooner than oils and sugary ingredients. You can generally smell if something is off.
- You can also make very small servings by dividing recipe ingredients in half or quarters, and just have enough for a single meal or a couple of meals.
Easy Salad Dressing Recipes
This recipe makes a delicious thick, rich carrot ginger dressing that works well on all kinds of salads.
Easy Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
This Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette salad dressing is so great and easy to make for all of your favorite salads! Simple ingredients makes this salad dressing so good!
Greek Salad Dressing
This zesty homemade Greek Salad Dressing recipe only takes minutes to make with just a few ingredients and is so full of flavor! Liven up your salads, roasted vegetables, or use it as a marinade.
Pomegranate Salad Dressing (Pomegranate Vinaigrette)
This Pomegranate Salad Dressing is a delicious, sweet and tangy vinaigrette that is so easy to make! The perfect finishing touch for those winter and holiday salads (or any time of year!).
Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing
Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing is a wonderfully creamy dressing with a spicy kick from fresh cracked peppercorns! It’s amazing over salads or used as a dip with vegetable crudites!
Healthy Chipotle Ranch Dressing
This healthy chipotle ranch dressing is easy to make in only 5 minutes in the blender. It's made with a base of greek yogurt, dried herbs, and spicy chipotle peppers.
Copycat Jason's Deli Ranch
Do you love the amazing ranch from Jason’s Deli? If so, you have to make this copycat Jason’s Deli ranch recipe. It goes great on a salad or with fresh cut veggies.
Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing
Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing is tangy, sweet and the perfect way to elevate any salad. It comes together in minutes with just 4 ingredients!
Homemade Thousand Island Dressing
Made with just a handful of ingredients, this Thousand Island Dressing tastes a thousand times better than any store-bought version. Make this homemade salad dressing in minutes and add to salads, sandwiches, burgers, or use as a dipping sauce!
Creamy Vegan Buddha Bowl Dressing
This vegan tahini dressing is the sauce you’ve been waiting for to drizzle over your vegan bowl to make it even more delicious. You can also use it on falafel, salads, or anything else you want a delightfully sweet and tart creamy vegan dressing for; this Buddha bowl dressing will make any plate more delicious.
Hummus Salad Dressing (Lemon and Garlic)
Creamy and healthy, this vegan hummus salad dressing is seasoned with lemon and garlic and comes together in a matter of minutes. Fresh and flavorful, it’s a great dairy-free alternative to your store bought dressings.
Creamy Mango Salad Dressing with Jalapeno | Paleo | Dairy Free
Kick up your salads with this delicious salad dressing. This creamy mango salad dressing with jalapenos is sweet, tangy, and a little bit spicy.
Green Goddess Dressing
Homemade Green Goddess Dressing is light and delicious! Packed with flavor and perfect for your favorite salad!
Salad Dressing With Citrus and Fresh Ginger
Homemade Salad Dressing with Citrus and Fresh Ginger. A refreshing delicious salad dressing that is delicious as it is easy to make.
Dill Buttermilk Salad Dressing
Dill Buttermilk Salad Dressing can be made and minutes using fresh herbs and buttermilk for a delicious spin on traditional ranch dressing. Use up the fresh herbs in the garden and make a batch today!
5-Minute Vegan Salad Dressing (so good!)
Honey Lime Cilantro Dressing
This Honey, Lime Cilantro Dressing is divine trio of fresh flavors that goes so well with any salad. It's perfect on Strawberry, Spinach and Pecan salad, which makse a an ideal light summer meal, a side salad or potluck salad.
Everyday Salad Dressing
This easy, homemade everyday salad dressing is made with a classic combination of only 4 ingredients. It's so simple and tasty that it will be your new go-to dressing for every salad you make!
Honey poppyseed dressing
An easy to make, slightly sweet vinaigrette honey poppyseed dressing that goes great over fruit or salad.
Orange Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
Fresh, sweet and tangy, this homemade orange balsamic honey vinaigrette is perfect for dressing your everyday salads. Made from a handful of everyday ingredients, this easy recipe comes together in minutes and works as a tasty marinade too!
Vegan Italian Salad Dressing
For the ultimate red wine vinegar & olive oil dressing make this “cheesy” homemade recipe. Vegan Italian Salad Dressing is easy to make & so much better than anything store-bought.
Orange Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
This citrus vinaigrette is bright and fresh tasting. It is delicious on any salad and easy to mix up in one bowl.
Prickly Pear Vinaigrette Recipe
This Prickly Pear Vinaigrette is full of lemony, raspberry-like flavors, and it’s subtly sweet. Prickly pear recipes are so unique and delicious, and this one will elevate any salad!
Sugar Free Salad Dressing
This sugar free salad dressing is simple to make, tangy and delicious, and is ready in minutes.
Easy Citrus Vinaigrette Recipe (salad dressing)
Easy Citrus Vinaigrette is a healthy recipe made with fresh ingredients and bursting with citrusy flavors. Use this dressing on salad or as a marinade for meat.
White Balsamic Vinaigrette (Low-Sodium)
Nothing cleaner than homemade salad dressing! Dress up this basic recipe with herbs and enjoy!
Easy Green Herb Salad Dressing
This bright green herb salad dressing takes an ordinary garden salad to the next level. It's packed with flavour, natural color and vitamins.
Roasted Red Pepper Miso Dressing
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing
Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing is made with simple, real ingredients! Perfect for salads and dips!
Lemon Tahini Dressing
This and bright and creamy lemon tahini dressing ads so much flavor to salads and grain bowls. Made with all natural ingredients and no added oils it’s a great healthy option. This dressing works well with Mediterranean and middle eastern flavors
Carrot Miso Ginger Dressing
Avocado Green Goddess Dressing (Vegan, Whole30, Keto)
Avocado Green Goddess dressing is made with fresh herbs, lemon juice, rich olive oil, and creamy avocado, and it has SO MUCH FLAVOR! Best of all, it’s made with no mayo and is vegan, Whole30 and Keto friendly!
The Best Vegan Honey Mustard Dressing
This homemade vegan honey mustard is tangy, sweet and only takes a few minutes to make! This is the most delicious dipping sauce or dressing—better than store-bought! You're going to want to make this ASAP!
Quick homemade Avocado-Lime Ranch Dressing recipe
A crave-worthy Avocado-Lime Ranch Dressing. This avocado ranch is good as a salad dressing or as a dip for veggies or chips.
Olive Garden Salad Dressing (Copycat Recipe)
You are going to love this copycat of Olive Garden Salad Dressing for your salads and recipes. It’s fresh, perfectly tangy, and just a bit creamy.
Blueberry Vinaigrette (Vegan Salad Dressing)
This blueberry vinaigrette is the perfect balance of sweet and tangy and has such a gorgeous color. Use fresh or frozen blueberries to make this naturally vegan salad dressing.
Vegan Caesar Dressing
This creamy Mexican-style Vegan Caesar Dressing is created from cilantro, roasted pumpkin seeds, canned green chilis, nutritional yeast flakes, and a few other simple ingredients - in your blender!
Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing
This Cafe Rio Copycat Recipe for Cilantro Lime Dressing is creamy, flavorful and only takes 5 minutes to prepare. This simple 5 minute sauce is the highlight of any Mexican dish! Perfect as a dressing, sauce or chip dip, you’ll be asking for seconds!
Asian Citrus Soy Salad Dressing
Bring life to your salad greens with this simple Asian Citrus Soy Dressing! It’s tangy, delicious and ready in just 5 minutes!
Copycat Zoe’s Greek Salad Dressing
Love Zoe’s? Want to enjoy Greek at home? Read this easy recipe for this knockoff Copycat Zoe’s Greek Salad Dressing.
Cider, Basil & Feta Dressing
Japanese Garlic Ginger Salad Dressing
earn how to make traditional Japanese Garlic Ginger Salad Dressing with this easy recipe! Made with peanut oil, lemon grass, and ginger, this salad dressing is perfect for when your craving Japanese flavors.
Original Taco House Fiesta Dressing (Copycat Recipe)
You can't buy the legendary Original Taco House Fiesta Dressing at the restaurant or in the store anymore, but now you can make it at home! Perfect sweet heat for tacos, salads, sizzling meats, party dips - and much, much more!
Orange Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette on a Citrus Salad
Orange Dijon vinaigrette is a light a healthy salad dressing. It goes perfectly with field greens or with fresh citrus.
Homemade French Dressing
Creamy homemade French Dressing is easy to make, and tastier than store bought. Ready in 10 minutes, this sweet and tangy dressing will elevate your salads this year!
Simple Harvest Salad with a Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette | Vegan, GF
Creamy Walnut Vinaigrette is both vegan and gluten-free. It’s the perfect, easy recipe for a crowd, the holidays or meal prep!
The Best Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe
The chef kindly shared the recipe for the salad dressing with me. Now I am sharing it with you. A wonderful, rich, ultra-creamy and savory anchovy dressing makes this salad a meal.