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19 Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

A homemade salad dressing is just the thing to top off a fresh salad. Find recipes for vinaigrettes, creamy salad dressings and more.

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Citrus VinaigretteTaste of Home

Citrus Vinaigrette

Tart, tangy and citrusy flavors abound in this quick citrus vinaigrette recipe to whisk together any night of the week you've got the good greens to go with it. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Strawberry Poppy Seed DressingTaste of Home

Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing

In the wonderful world of vinegars, strawberry is the new raspberry, giving you a fresh way to put those ruby-red gems to good use. —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen

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Homemade Strawberry VinegarTaste of Home

Homemade Strawberry Vinegar

Sweet and sour, this easy strawberry vinegar makes a great summer salad dressing. —Mary Hise, Cocoa, Florida

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Blue Cheese Salad DressingTaste of Home

Blue Cheese Salad Dressing

This distinctively flavored dressing makes a great accompaniment to a mix of fresh greens. The thick, creamy dressing does double duty at our house, I often serve it as a dip with vegetables. — Christy Freeman, Central Point, Oregon

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Italian VinaigretteTaste of Home

Italian Vinaigrette

What are all those specks and spices in your Italian dressing? You probably have them in your pantry. Create your own signature blend to toss with pasta, greens and fresh spring vegetables. —Lorraine Caland, Thunder Bay, Ontario

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Low-Fat Tangy Tomato DressingTaste of Home

Low-Fat Tangy Tomato Dressing

This zesty blend is delicious over greens, pasta or fresh garden vegetables. I love that it's a healthier alternative to the oil-heavy versions sold in stores. —Sarah Eiden, Enid, Oklahoma

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Cilantro Salad DressingTaste of Home

Cilantro Salad Dressing

Use this zippy dressing over greens or hot or cold boiled potatoes. You'll love it! —Sara Laber, Shelburne, Vermont

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Cranberry Orange VinaigretteTaste of Home

Cranberry Orange Vinaigrette

When I give jars of my Cranberry Vinegar, I'm certain to include this recipe. The vinaigrette pairs especially well with a green salad featuring dried cranberries, mandarin oranges and toasted walnuts. Or use it as a marinade for chicken and salmon.—Kathy Rairigh, Milford, Indiana

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Buttermilk Salad DressingTaste of Home

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 raw vegetables. —Vickie Floden of Story City, Iowa

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Strawberry VinaigretteTaste of Home

Strawberry Vinaigrette

Pair this sweet and tart strawberry vinaigrette dressing with any salad for a fresh twist for summer. —Carolyn McMunn, San Angelo, Texas

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Ranch Dressing and Dip MixTaste of Home

Ranch Dressing and Dip Mix

This versatile recipe converts easily into a creamy dip or smooth dressing. It's delicious served with fresh veggies or drizzled over greens. —Carolyn Zimmerman, Fairbury, Illinois

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Fresh Basil Salad DressingTaste of Home

Fresh Basil Salad Dressing

My sour cream and basil dressing has fancy bistro flavor. We serve it with salad; it’s also a tasty addition to baked potatoes, bread salads and veggies. —Deborah Comeaux, Pocomoke City, Maryland

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Italian Herb Salad DressingTaste of Home

Italian Herb Salad Dressing

This vinaigrette is a delicious dressing that I like to keep on hand for topping a variety of salad greens. —Dan Wright, San Jose, California

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Honey-Mustard Salad DressingTaste of Home

Honey-Mustard Salad Dressing

This delicious dressing has only four ingredients, but it's big on flavor. My family loves this thick, tangy golden topping over a mixture of fresh greens and mushrooms.—Joanne Hof, Los Alamos, New Mexico

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Maple Balsamic DressingTaste of Home

Maple Balsamic Dressing

Sweet maple syrup and zesty balsamic vinegar lend bright flavors to crisp summer salads, tender grilled pork chops or luscious red strawberries. —Kim Sumrall, Aptos, California

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Raspberry VinegarTaste of Home

Raspberry Vinegar

Looking for something tasty to make with fresh raspberries? This dressing adds summer-fresh flavor to salads. —Francy Nightingale, Issaquah, Washington

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Apricot Orange VinaigretteTaste of Home

Apricot Orange Vinaigrette

This sweet and tangy citrus dressing perks up any salad, lending appeal to even a simple blend of mixed greens. Diana Rios - Lytle, Texas

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Tangy Blue Cheese DressingTaste of Home

Tangy Blue Cheese Dressing

Caramelized onions add a depth of flavor you won’t find in a store-bought dressing. As a sandwich spread, crostini topper or celery dip, keep this mixture on hand to add zip as needed. —Alisha Goins, Sabin, Minnesota

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Homemade MayonnaiseTaste of Home

Homemade Mayonnaise

Pssst! Did you know America’s top-selling condiment and go-to dressing for chicken, tuna and potato salad can be prepared with a handful of everyday pantry items? This mayonnaise recipe will be a new favorite. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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