Salad Dressing, Vinaigrette, and Topping Recipes
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.
That Kale Salad Dressing
If you can find Meyer lemons, juice one and seed the other, chopping up the entire fruit (flesh, pith, peel and all) to make a thicker, more vibrant sauce. This recipe makes enough to dress 2 bunches of shredded lacinato kale mixed with 1 cup of finely grated Parmesan.
Four-Herb Green Goddess Dressing
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.
Few food upgrades are as quick and simple as going from bottled salad dressing to homemade vinaigrette. Shake a few pantry staples together in a jar such as lemon juice, olive oil, and kosher salt, and you've got an additive-free, lower-sodium, delicious dressing that keeps for a week or longer.
Easy Herb Vinaigrette
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.
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.
Spicy Soy Vinaigrette
There's more flavor (and fewer calories) in this recipe than its store-bought counterpart; conventional vinaigrettes use up to four times as much oil as vinegar, while we use them in equal portions for extra zest.
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.
Creamy Caesar Dressing
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.
Kick the (store-bought) bottle with this easy DIY dressing that blends toasted sesame oil, reduced-sodium soy sauce, sesame seeds, and Sriracha.
Blue Cheese 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 buffalo wings.
Herbed-Lemon Buttermilk Dressing
This all-purpose dressing is similar to ranch dressing. It’s great as a marinade on chicken, dressing on salad, and dip with cut-up vegetables.
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.
Orange-Poppy Seed Dressing
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.
Shallot and Grapefruit 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.
Orange-Sesame Salad 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.
Walnut Oil Vinaigrette
Sweet Chipotle Snack Mix
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!
Craving something crunchy for your dinner salad? Try this easy recipe with caesar salad or mixed greens with one of our tangy vinaigrettes.
Sweet Spiced Almonds
Sweeten up a bland salad with this topping or just keep them around to snack on when your sweet tooth beckons.
Give your vinaigrette an Asian infusion with a little south-of-the-border kick.
The orange juice provides a subtle tannic acidity while the fennel gives this dressing a slight licorice quality.
Render your vinaigrette unto Caesar with this quick, low-sodium variation.
Stir the fresh basil into this vinaigrette at the end, so its flavor pops and the basil stays green.
Sweet and Sour Bacon Vinaigrette
Brown sugar, bacon, and Dijon mustard are all the incentives you need to prep and drizzle this dressing over your favorite greens.
Grapefruit-Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
A teaspoon of honey neutralizes the bitterness of grapefruit and gives this vinaigrette a tangy sweetness.