Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes


Salads can be deceptive—while the vegetables are healthy, the dressing and other toppings can blow a day's worth of calories in one sitting if you aren't careful.

These delicious dressings will add extra flavor to your salads while helping you stay on your diet.


Salad Dressing with a Kick
After trying nearly every bottled fat-free salad dressing on the market, my husband created his own. We think this zesty blend is just fantastic.
—Joyce Courser, Greenacres, Washington

Orange Poppy Seed Dressing
This light, refreshing dressing is yummy over spinach and other types of salad green. The sweet-tart combination of honey, mustard, vinegar and citrus also accompanies fresh fruit nicely.
—Sue Dannahower, Denver, Colorado

Tomato Herb Salad Dressing
A handful of herbs, including basil, marjoram and celery seed, helps perk up the low-sodium tomato juice used in this light, refreshing salad dressing. You won't miss the salt for a minute.
—Mary Kretschmer, Miami, Florida

Makeover Spinach Salad Dressing
We all know that oil and sugar in many salad dressings can pack on fat and calories, and Cindy Harnish of Wexford, Pennsylvania is no exception. She asked us to lighten this dressing without losing its sweet-and-sour tang, and our home economists delivered a delicious result. It has less than half the calories and fat and about 40% less carbohydrates than the original.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Caesar Dressing
Looking for a new and different salad dressing you can whisk up in minutes for special occasions? You can't miss with this light, savory Caesar blend. It really dresses up fresh greens!
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Creamy Cilantro Dressing
This creamy dressing with tofu and cilantro makes a smart choice for topping salads. I whip it up in no time.
—Nancy Wherry, Chula Vista, California

Hold-The-Oil French Dressing
The first time I served this dressing, my husband thought I had bought a new brand and commented on how good it was. No one would guess that this zesty salad topping starts with a can of tomato soup.
—Ruth Koberna, Brecksville, Ohio

Dijon Herb Salad Dressing
Mustard and garlic lend plenty of flavor to this thick dressing for green salads. I also like to drizzle it over fresh sliced tomatoes when they're at their peak.
—Marge Werner, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma

Buttermilk Salad Dressing
This thick creamy mixture has the flavor of ranch dressing and is a breeze to blend together. Use it to top mixed greens or as a dip for fresh vegetables.
—Vickie Floden, Story City, Iowa

Bacon-Mustard Salad Dressing
A tossed green salad topped with this creamy dressing is a great way to round out a meal. The tangy-sweet blend of flavors complements lettuce and tomatoes so nicely. It's also a tasty dressing for potato salad.
—Fran Scott, Birmingham, Michigan



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