20 Homemade Salad Dressings
Easily create 20 homemade salad dressings that are healthy and perfect for drizzling over your favorite greens. Many of these recipes can double as dips for veggies or marinades for meat. You’ll love the variety of ideas in this collection of homemade salad dressings that include classics such as ranch, honey mustard, Thousand Island, Caesar, and blue cheese, just to name a few.
You’ll also find Asian-inspired flavors, Italian-infused ingredients, and delicious Greek notes. These delicious dressings use fresh ingredients such as lemon juice, fresh herbs, and fruits to give them superior flavor and taste.
Let these recipes inspire you to blend up a batch of homemade salad dressing that will surpass any store-bought version! In case you missed this recipe, Easy To Make Dinner Rolls For Two
Kitchen Items You May Need:
- Mason Pint Jars
- Salad Spinner and Dressing Shaker
- Salad Dressing Shaker
20 Homemade Salad Dressings
Catalina Salad Dressing by House Of Nash Eats
Sweet and salty, this classic Catalina dressing is always a stunner with its beautiful shade of orange and red, thanks to its delightful blend of olive oil, ketchup, red wine vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and seasonings. Not just for salad greens, try it as a condiment for fish and chicken.
Blue Cheese Dressing by I Heart Naptime
Tangy and addicting, blue cheese dressing is a must for your buffalo chicken recipes or your side salad along with a steak dinner. It’s easy to make your own by stirring together Greek yogurt or sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic powder, and crumbled blue cheese. Make it as tart as you like by increasing the lemon juice, or use apple cider vinegar. So good!
Homemade Italian Dressing by Natasha’s Kitchen
That side salad you’re serving with spaghetti will need the traditional Italian dressing to make it authentic, and this homemade recipe is just the one to use. Keep it zesty with olive oil, white wine vinegar, garlic, parmesan cheese, herbs, and just a little mayonnaise for a light creamy effect. Just shake all the ingredients vigorously in a mason jar before drizzling over your salad.
Avocado Dressing by Love And Lemons
Fans of avocado will want to drizzle this dressing over absolutely everything from salads to grilled veggies, to grilled chicken. Just blend a pitted ripe avocado with olive oil, fresh dill, lemon juice, garlic, salt, and a little water to reach your desired consistency. Easy and irresistible!
Strawberry Balsamic Dressing by Two Peas And Their Pod
Perfect for all your fruity summer salads, this balsamic dressing adds fresh strawberries to the mix to add just the right amount of sweetness to the recipe. Made with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, chopped strawberries, honey, and Dijon mustard, blend this deliciousness until smooth and creamy.
Sweet Onion Poppy Seed Salad Dressing by My Sequined Life
Add a sweet and zesty drizzle of this onion and poppy seed dressing to your greens. Vidalia or Walla Walla onions are a milder and sweeter variety that gives this dressing its dominant flavor. Use grapeseed oil for a healthy touch, along with apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, and poppy seeds for that little something extra.
5 Minute Asian Salad Dressing by Sweet Peas And Saffron
This Asian-inspired dressing will brighten up salads, noodles, or slaw with its flavorful combo of rice vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, and garlic. Add all the ingredients to a mason jar and shake to combine this tangy dressing.
Homemade Caesar Dressing by Well Plated
Your Caesar salad full of romaine lettuce and croutons will be instantly elevated with this delicious and healthy dressing that combines Greek yogurt, olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, parmesan cheese, and anchovy paste, and lemon juice for a classic taste. It’s an irresistible dressing that can also be used as a dip or a marinade.
Champagne Vinaigrette Salad Dressing by Julie Blanner
Champagne vinegar lends its unique flavor to this easy vinaigrette along with olive oil, Dijon mustard, garlic, and seasonings. It’s always the perfect way to dress your greens and works well with fish and chicken, too!
Honey Mustard Salad Dressing by Eating Bird Food
A classic dressing that makes anything taste awesome, this sweet and zingy honey mustard is super easy to make. Honey, Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, lemon juice, and minced garlic are blended into a smooth and creamy dressing that will keep in your fridge for up to a week if it lasts that long!
Thousand Island Dressing by Jo Cooks
Make this versatile Thousand Island dressing for salads, to use as a dip, or to smear on your hamburger for a delicious sauce. With a base of mayonnaise and ketchup, you’ll elevate this tasty dressing with relish, apple cider vinegar, onion, and spices. Just whisk it all together in a bowl and refrigerate it until ready to use. Consider using it as a tasty French fry sauce too.
Cilantro Lime Dressing by Five Heart Home
This dressing is just what your taco salad needs! Lime juice and fresh cilantro join with sunflower oil, apple cider vinegar, seasonings, and honey for a quick session in your blender to produce this zesty dressing. It’s a fresh way to liven up your salad.
Simple Oil-Free Dressing by Detoxinista
Possibly the easiest and most zesty dressing you’ll ever make. It has just 3 simple ingredients: lemon juice, stone ground mustard, and a dash of maple syrup for a touch of sweetness. Just whisk it together in a bowl and you’re good to go!
Homemade Ranch Dressing by Salt And Lavender
Sour cream and lemon give this ranch dressing its classic tangy flavor. Fresh herbs of parsley, chives, and dill join with Worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, and garlic. Just shake these ingredients in a mason jar to combine and pour over your salad, use as a delicious dip, or as a sandwich spread.
Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing by Like Mother Like Daughter
Pureed fresh raspberries combined with olive oil give this vinaigrette a bright and fruity flavor that’s heightened with the tang of red wine vinegar. A smidge of sugar keeps it sweet so that it’s the perfect accompaniment for summer salads.
Greek Salad Dressing by Spend With Pennies
Cheese lovers will adore this versatile dressing! Creamy and full of herbs, lemon juice, Dijon, and red wine vinegar gets a Greek-inspired profile with the addition of feta cheese. It’s a dressing that works perfectly for greens, pasta, dips, and marinades.
Carrot Ginger Dressing by A Couple Cooks
Elevate your salads with this spicy dressing full of fresh ginger and fresh carrots. Blend them along with tahini, sliced green onion, honey, oil, rice vinegar, and miso for a unique taste that’s perfect for salads and rice bowls.
Sweet Peach Salad Dressing by Flavour And Savour
Your fruity summer salads will benefit from a drizzle of this peachy dressing. It’s outstanding when paired with chicken, too! Ripe, pitted peaches combined with olive oil, lemon juice, honey, and salt in a blender for an easy and fruit-inspired dressing. It keeps well in the fridge, so make a batch as soon as fresh peaches are in season.
Tarragon Vinaigrette by Healthy Seasonal Recipes
Go herbal with this tarragon dressing that’s a versatile accompaniment for salads, veggies, chicken, and your favorite steak. Freshly chopped tarragon joins with chopped shallot, olive oil, champagne vinegar, Dijon, and honey for a quick blend before it’s ready for use.
Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette by The Delicious Spoon
Your summer salads will be brightened with this lemony dressing that combines the sweet juice of Meyer lemons with olive oil, minced garlic, honey, and Dijon mustard. Add it all to a mason jar and shake to combine this delectable citrus dressing.
20 Homemade Salad Dressings
The Final Word
I hope you enjoyed my 20 Homemade Salad Dressings today. It’s one more way to teach our kids and grandkids how to cook from scratch and use our own ingredients from the pantry or refrigerator. May God Bless this world, Linda
10 thoughts on “20 Homemade Salad Dressings”
Great to have options for salad dressing since not everyone enjoys the same things, but I’ve found that I enjoy just using straight up balsamic or white balsamic vinegars as a salad dressing. Might be something to try since they are shelf stable and easier to store than some of the recipe ingredients….
Thanks for keeping these articles coming!
Hi Dmwalsh, thank you for your kind words! I will for sure keep them coming! I love balsamic vinegar. I have not tried white balsamic though. I picked up some Black Cherry balsamic yesterday at an Olive Oil store. Yum! Linda
We have a salad dressing we have made for years. It can be used as a cold slaw dressing or use
on top of a salad. There is very little ingredients.
salt and pepper
A little milk to thin it out.
the amounts depends on your taste. I make it in a small bowl or cup and just enough for my salad. have used this for years. I like that you can use the low fat Miracle whip or sometimes I add dill to it.
Hi June, oh my gosh, I swear we are sisters with a different mother! I use this recipe with Miracle Whip all the time!! Love it! Linda.
I make a similar recipe with Miracle whip but I don’t put sugar in because my husband in fact the whole family is diabetic. I just mix miracle whip with some whipping cream or milk to thin it a little because my family does not like thick dressings and I add a little black & white pepper and a little salt. It is one of the things I can send to church (coleslaw with purple and green cabbage and I think I made enough to take some home for the family and I may have a tablespoon left after the church supper.
Do you have a recipe for Russian Dressing? My family likes ranch dressing or my husband will make a vinegar and oil dressing on his salad. I will try the Ranch dressing so it does not cost so much to make.
Hi Jackie, Russian dressing is very similar to Catalina dressing. I used to make a Cataline dressing with a can of tomato soup. Check out the recipe at the bottom of this post. I may redo that recipe in a post. https://www.foodstoragemoms.com/quick-easy-salad-dressing-recipes/ Linda
I admit to taking the low cost, easy to store, less likely to go bad. Good Seasonings dressings, after two bottles of dressing went bad on us. We are not fancy eaters. Croutons, tomatoes, cucumbers, shredded cheese, sometimes corn salsa.
Hi Chris, I’m not a fancy eater either. I do not like bottled dressing either. It goes bad so fast. Corn salsa sounds really good!!!! Linda
I’ve been using the spice packages made for salad dressings at the store because if you look at the ingredients on the bottle dressings, you will see most, if not all of them have little or no olive oil in them. So I use a good brand of olive oil, and vinegar to make it, knowing what really is in my dressing. Sometimes I add a little mustard, or buttermilk to change it up a little. Thanks for this list. I will look through it, and will try a few.
Hi Mark, oh my goodness, now I want to go to the store and look at the bottles!! I love freshly made salad dressing. I’m with you I need a good olive oil for the base. Linda