Eight Homemade Fresh & Healthy Salad Dressings
If you’re looking to take your culinary skills to the next level, stop buying salad dressings and start making them! These Eight Homemade Fresh & Healthy Salad Dressings will give your meals a special chef-inspired touch.
One of my goals for this blog has been to make it a resource for you. A place you can turn to when you need a basic salmon recipe, a crockpot soup, or a killer margarita. Where you know you’ll be able to get a easy gravy recipe that will work every time.
One way that I know that I’m slowly moving toward that goal is that I find myself using my OWN blog as a resource.
You will turn to these healthy salad dressings time and time again.
Almost every single night when I’m in the kitchen, I realize I need some type of dressing. Whether it’s for a salad or grilled vegetables, pretty much any meal could benefit from a homemade salad dressing.
My best tip for making healthy salad dressing recipes:
Use the best ingredients you can afford. Period. Homemade salad dressings generally only contain a handful of ingredients, so it’s important that each ingredient be the best it can be. Now is not the time for cheap olive oil.
Use the good olive oil. Don’t use the old lemon in the back of the fridge; buy a fresh one. If you’re using dried herbs or spices, make sure they’re no more than one year old. After that, they begin to lose flavor.
One more time: Use the best ingredients you can. That one tip alone with help you make the best homemade salad dressing.
How long does homemade healthy salad dressing last?
Keep your healthy homemade salad dressing in a mason jar or other airtight container in your fridge for up to one week (if it lasts that long!).
The only dressing on this list that I DON’T recommend saving for very long is the Avocado Basil Dressing. That one is best eaten right away after it’s made, just because you know, avocados turn brown and get weird.
Forget store bought salad dressing. This homemade Citrus Salad Dressing recipe takes just 5 minutes and will be healthier, fresher and more delicious.
This creamy, tangy Green Chile Yogurt Dressing is perfect for taco salad or as a dip for tortilla chips!
This creamy Avocado-Basil dressing comes together in just minutes in a food processor or blender. Delicious with a winter citrus salad!
This Creamy Walnut Dressing is actually completely dairy free. So good on roasted vegetables!
Take your LaCroix obsession to the next level with this LaCroix Salad Dressing - a light and fizzy vinaigrette that will enhance the fresh flavors of any simple salad.
Ditch the store-bought dressing and whip up a batch of homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing. With just a few pantry ingredients, you'll have a versatile, delicious dressing for salads and roasted veggies.
Take your salad game up a notch with this quick and easy homemade Creamy Lemon Feta Dressing. Use it to dress greens or pasta salad, add some pizazz to grilled chicken, or serve as a veggie dip.
This Miso Dressing comes together in just 5 minutes and will add an umami boost to any salad or vegetable you put it on!
Some soups, sandwiches and flatbread to go with your salad:
- Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup – cooks in 6 minutes!
- Greek Yogurt Ranch Chicken Salad Sandwiches – a healthier take on chicken salad.
- Homemade Flatbread Pizza – a delicious kitchen project, no yeast needed!
- Lemon Chicken & Rice Soup – Greek comfort food in a bowl.
- Fried Chicken Sandwiches with Pickle Coleslaw – I’ve had actual dreams about this sandwich.
- Sweet Dumpling Squash Soup – a blender soup to bookmark for fall.
- Melted Caprese Sandwich from Simply Delicious
- Potato Kielbasa Soup from The Thirsty Feast
Well, I picked up a couple more recipes that sound really good – the yogurt/green chile and the miso dressing. Love, love, love the taco salad jars concept. I did not try the lemon tahini because when it came time to make the dressing, I had no energy to stir up the tahini… But that dressing’s time will come. Thank you for such great ideas.
“No energy to stir up the tahini” about sums up most days for me in 2020! haha.