Homemade dressing is a treat: It can make even a simple plate of greens memorable. Here are 16 easy ways to add great flavor to nature's best bounty.
This classic vinaigrette recipe is so simple you’ll soon know it by heart. It’s great on fresh veggies and salads, or drizzled
on sprouts in a sandwich. Experiment with different vinegars to change things up from time to time.
View Recipe: Classic Vinaigrette
This creamy, savory dressing is ideal for salads or veggies that need a pick-me-up. Drape over greens, or serve as a dip for
your favorite summery crudités.
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This vinaigrette is so versatile, it’s perfect for any salad or to use as a dip for bread. Serve it in a clear container at
your next dinner party for a yummy added visual.
View Recipe: Easy Herb Vinaigrette
Looking to spice up your greens? Use this piquant dressing on salads loaded with shredded raw vegetables like zucchini, yellow
squash, daikon radish, and cucumber.
View Recipe: Chile-Garlic Vinaigrette
Serve with arugula and goat cheese for a tart, peppery salad. This thick salad dressing is also delicious spread on turkey
sandwiches, or with roasted meats such as chicken, pork, and duck.
View Recipe: Cranberry Vinaigrette
Lighten up a traditional Caesar salad dressing by replacing some of the oil with fat-free yogurt. The red wine vinegar, anchovy
paste, and Worcestershire sauce guarantee plenty of flavor.
View Recipe: Creamy Caesar Dressing
If you enjoy the pungent taste of blue cheese dressing but hate the high fat content, try this lighter version, which uses
reduced-fat ingredients like fat-free yogurt and light mayonnaise. Try serving on salads, as a veggie dip, or with grilled
View Recipe: Blue Cheese Dressing
This all-purpose dressing is similar to ranch dressing. It’s great as a marinade on chicken, dressing on salad, and dip with
View Recipe: Herbed-Lemon Buttermilk Dressing
Try this for a tangy, sweet dressing and sauce for Asian dishes. Toss this vinaigrette with salad greens or rice noodles,
or use it as a dipping sauce for pot stickers or spring rolls.
View Recipe: Ginger-Sesame Vinaigrette
Don’t let summer slip by without trying this citrusy, sweet and tangy dressing. The poppy seeds add crunch and a subtle nuttiness
to this low-cal dressing – perfect for a crisp salad or as a dipping sauce for grilled fish and chicken.
View Recipe: Orange-Poppy Seed Dressing
Drizzle this zesty, citrusy dressing over mixed gourmet greens topped with goat cheese and roasted corn. You can squeeze your
own grapefruit juice or look for fresh grapefruit juice in the produce section of the grocery store.
View Recipe: Shallot and Grapefruit Dressing
Give your leafy greens a taste of the orient with this sweet and spicy concoction. Drizzle over spring mix, mandarin oranges,
soybeans, wontons, and thinly sliced grilled chicken for a healthy lunch option.
View Recipe: Orange-Sesame Salad Dressing
This neutral, nutty vinaigrette won’t overpower a salad with other distinctive ingredients such as potent cheeses or fruit.
Try substituting pistachio or hazelnut oil instead of walnut for a delicious variation.
View Recipe: Walnut Oil Vinaigrette
Your road trips, picnics, and mid-afternoon snack time will never be the same after you try these. Mix it up a little with
your own variation of nuts and seeds but keep the seasoning the same. Careful, they are slightly addictive!
View Recipe: Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix
Craving something crunchy for your dinner salad? Try this easy recipe with caesar salad or mixed greens with one of our tangy
View Recipe: Crisp Croutons
Sweeten up a bland salad with this topping or just keep them around to snack on when your sweet tooth beckons.
View Recipe: Sweet Spiced Almonds
Give your vinaigrette an Asian infusion with a little south-of-the-border kick.
View Recipe: Cilantro-Chile Vinaigrette
The orange juice provides a subtle tannic acidity while the fennel gives this dressing a slight licorice quality.
View Recipe: Orange-Fennel Vinaigrette
Render your vinaigrette unto Caesar with this quick, low-sodium variation.
View Recipe: Caesar Vinaigrette
Stir the fresh basil into this vinaigrette at the end, so its flavor pops and the basil stays green.
View Recipe: Tomato-Basil Vinaigrette
Brown sugar, bacon, and Dijon mustard are all the incentives you need to prep and drizzle this dressing over your favorite
View Recipe: Sweet and Sour Bacon Vinaigrette
A teaspoon of honey neutralizes the bitterness of grapefruit and gives this vinaigrette a tangy sweetness.
View Recipe: Grapefruit-Poppy Seed Vinaigrette