With Summer finally here and folks looking for a fast but healthy meal, salads are in! Here you’ll find 10 Easy Salad Dressings You can Make at Home that are sure to match any salad you want to make. Creating homemade dressings, dips and sauces are a favorite at our house. We LOVE salads at our house, all different kinds of salads. These will also save on your budget.
I started making my own salad dressing long ago. I learned from my Mom who made a deelish simple dressing…she would simply add a heaping tablespoon of mayo, a splash of Worcestershire Sauce, a bit of apple cider vinegar and salt and pepper directly to her salad. No jars of pre made, just boom right there and then. It was fresh and oh so tasty!
10 Delicious Easy Homemade Salad Dressings
Now we don’t always make our own salad dressings and sometimes our dressing is “semi” homemade, but still fresh and yummy. We also love to make our own dipping sauces…for chicken, veggies…whatever. People just like to dip!
The above pictured salad dressing is actually “semi” homemade. I used it over this easy Taco Chicken Salad w/ Southwestern Salsa. It is simply a mixture of Ranch Dressing and a packet of Taco Seasoning…add as much seasoning as you like to taste. Yep that’s it for that recipe! LOL
How long does homemade salad dressing last?
Vinaigrette’s can be kept refrigerated for up to 2 weeks and sometimes a little longer due to the acidity of the vinegar. Dressings that have dairy in them such as sour cream, buttermilk should only be refrigerated for 1 week.
There simply isn’t anything better than homemade salad dressings and once you get the hang of it, you’ll want to ditch the store bought…mostly and make your own. I’ve made different variations of the following dressings over the years and yum!
Thank you to The Kitchn for this simple Balsamic Vinaigrette, I LOVE Balsamic anything!
There is nothing like a homemade salad with Healthy Green Goddess Dressing, and it’s oh so pretty too! Thank you ~ A Couple Cooks
Honey Sesame Dressing by A Belly Full simply makes me want to jump up and make this right now! Thank you!
Chinese Chicken Salad ~ Thank you Culinary Hill for this simple but versatile dressing. I have also used this type of dressing for a marinade! Oh so yum!
Italian Salad Dressing by Grow a Good Life is packed with just the right amount of herbs. Italian is THE BEST homemade. Thank you!
Fresh Pear Vinaigrette ~ The Runaway Spoon got so creative with this pear dressing and it’s oh so easy. YUM…there is nothing like adding fruit to a vinaigrette! Raspberries, Oranges, Pears! Thank you!
This Simple Ranch Dressing from Simple Bites, is just so simple! LOL So thank you!
Ok I added this simple Martha’s Favorite Vinaigrette by Martha Stewart because I make it all the time. I know I should just make it and put it on the blog, but maybe another day. With Dijon mustard as an ingredient…YUM! Thank you Martha!
Avocado Ranch Dressing by The Kids are Grown Now What? Have you ever tried Avocados in salad dressing? They are yummy and so healthy!
There you have it, 10 easy salad dressings you can make at home…wait a minute, I have one more…
One fresh squeezed Orange and some orange zest over fresh fruit. A simple, light and healthy little dressing that I use over fruity salads like this Avocado, Cantaloupe Salad.
Summer is here, Enjoy fresh!
Blessings to you! x