There are many salad dressings than can either make or break your delicious pile of greens. Rather than using store-bought dressings that are often filled with not-so-healthy ingredients (hello sodium and high fructose corn syrup), I opt to keep a few homemade versions in my fridge. I’ve found many of these via Pinterest and they are featured with a salad recipe as well. However, don’t feel like you can’t use that dressing on any other salads, they are surprisingly versatile. Homemade salad dressings only take a few minutes and can produce delicious results. I’ve rounded up my top 5 favorites that I continue to use time and time again.

Do you have a favorite go-to? I’d love it if you shared below!

5 Salad Dressings I Keep on Hand | Everyday with Sarah

1. Simple Balsamic Vinaigrette

When I don’t have any other dressing in the house, I used to grab plain balsamic vinegar and olive oil. However, I’ve since discovered this simple vinaigrette that takes a few minutes to make and is delicious on any type of salad. This is a must. Though recipes can vary, this is another good one.

5 Salad Dressings I Keep on Hand | Everyday with Sarah

2. Honey-Lime Southwestern Dressing

This dressing goes great on a fresh bed of lettuce, peppers, and corn for a Mexican flare. However, it is so good that I’ve used it on just about anything.

5 Salad Dressings I Keep on Hand | Everyday with Sarah

3. Basil Vinaigrette

Sometimes you need a classic. This basil vinaigrette is easy and great on salads or pasta!

5 Salad Dressings I Keep on Hand | Everyday with Sarah

4. Ginger-Sesame Dressing

This dressing has quite a few ingredients. But it is well worth it. I’m a huge fan of Asian foods and this one has an insane amount of flavor. It also doubles as a marinade (minus the vinegar) if you’re looking for another use. Again, this one doesn’t have to be limited to the cabbage salad it is featured on.

5 Salad Dressings I Keep on Hand | Everyday with Sarah

5. Creamy Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

I’ve been opting for this dressing on my taco salads. It’s simple with a bit of zing to it, but won’t overpower your taco meat and toppings. Although this isn’t the exact recipe I follow, it is very similar. I follow the recipe in this cookbook.