25 Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

Most of my recipe roundups are created as a result of a client need. It is amazing how many people I meet with who say they just hate bottled dressings! While salads can be topped with flavored vinegar, hummus, or even chili or taco filling (those are my favorites), sometimes a good dressing hits the spot. For all of you who are like my clients, or just want something different, give these dressing recipes a try. They’re all created by registered dietitians!
There’s options for everyone here, too, including vinaigrette’s as well as creamy dressings in both the dairy containing and dairy-free categories. Enjoy!
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Homemade Vinaigrettes
This Apple Cider Turmeric Vinaigrette from Healthy Ideas Place has all the hot and trending ingredients! Apple cider vinegar may have gut health benefits while turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory antioxidant.
Apple Cider Turmeric Vinaigrette speaks of autumn, from its bright mustardy color to the tart, but sweet flavor of apple. This vinaigrette complements any fall salad.
This post from Katie Cavuto, RD and chef, has not one but three vinaigrette recipes. Click for her Lemon Shallot Vinaigrette, White Balsamic and Thyme Vinaigrette and Citrus and Walnut Dressing.
Maple Dijon Apple Cider Vinaigrette, from Bucket List Tummy
Maple Dijon Champagne Vinaigrette, via Chef Catherine Brown
Pomegranate Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing, via Nutrition Nuptials
Cherry Balsamic Vinaigrette, via Kiss in the Kitchen
Grape Vinaigrette Dressing, via Amy Gorin
Sweet and Tangy Honey Balsamic, via Healthy Inspiration Blog

Fall Dressings

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Apple Maple Balsamic Dressing from Chelsey Amer of C it Nutritionally sounds amazing, but you’ll likely want to make the Wild Rice and Acorn Squash it pairs with, too!
Pumpkin Vinaigrette, via Nutrition Starring You
Carrot Ginger Dressing, via Triad to Wellness

Creamy Dressings

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This Homemade Ranch comes from dietitian and chef Julie Harrington of RDelicious Kitchen. Who wouldn’t want to eat their veggies with this delicious dip?
Greek Yogurt Balsamic Vinaigrette, via Nutrition Starring You
Greek Yogurt Feta Ranch, via Hungry Hobby
Easy Hummus Dressing, via Nourish Nutrition
Creamy Egg-less Caesar Dressing, via In Wealth and Health
Summer Herb Yogurt Dressing, from Jenny Shea Rawn
Homemade Kefir Ranch, via The Green Blossom Kitchen

Vegan Creamy Dressings

Vegan or not, you have to try Kara Lyndon’s famous Vegan Green Goddess Dressing
Lemon Tahini Dressing via Thinky Bites
Lemon Tahini Dressing (also contains cashews), via RDelicious Kitchen
Creamy Cashew Apple Cider Dressing, via Kara Lydon
Creamy Walnut Dressing, via Nutritious Vida

What’s your favorite type of dressing? Is there a store-bought go-to that you always have at home? Comment below!

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