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