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


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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