Salad Dressing Recipes

Bright, flavorful salad dressing recipes to make your veggies sing. Find Caesar, Italian, Greek, and more.

Staff Picks

Ranch Dressing II

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This ranch dressing is great because it doesn't have all the chemicals and preservatives that many do. You can also use buttermilk in place of the sour cream, if you like.

Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing

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This is the 'secret' Greek dressing recipe from the pizzeria that I work at. The recipe makes almost a gallon but can be scaled down easily. It can be used for picnics and travels very well, since it doesn't need to be refrigerated. This is the best dressing I have ever tasted, people offer to buy it constantly, but if we sold it we wouldn't be able to make enough to use in the restaurant!

Green Goddess Salad Dressing

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This classic salad dressing includes mayonnaise, anchovies, vinegar, green onion, garlic, parsley, tarragon and chives. It can be prepared in a blender or food processor and is good served as a dressing for steamed artichokes, a seafood salad, or as a sauce over broiled fish. (If you don't have fresh tarragon, you can use 1/4 teaspoon dried, instead.)

Famous Japanese Restaurant-Style Salad Dressing

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This is a good recipe that is easy and flavorful.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

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This is a tangy vinaigrette--wonderful on mixed greens, tomato, onion and cucumber salads. It's also good if used sparingly over steamed veggies or stir-frys. Sometimes I use traditional balsamic vinegar. However, this will produce a slightly sweeter vinaigrette.

Honey Mustard Dressing II

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A very old but good recipe. Use as a dip or salad dressing. If you like, you can use lime juice instead of lemon juice.

Asian Ginger Dressing

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Terrific salad dressing for all salads - especially great for use on cabbage salads. Everyone who has had the dressing wants the recipe.

Bill's Blue Cheese Dressing

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This is the BEST I have ever tasted, but not for the fat conscious.

Italian Dressing Mix

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Great for gifts for co-workers and friends.

Authentic Thousand Island Dressing

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Many variations of this recipe exist, but this version has been a favorite in Alexandria Bay, NY (the Heart of The Thousand Islands) for nearly 50 years.

Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

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This dressing has a mild raspberry flavor. I usually prepare it with canola oil.

Chilled Russian Salad Dressing

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This cool, creamy and tangy dressing is a spicy pink classic!

Inspiration and Ideas

Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

"Absolutely love it. Great on a mixed greens salad. Sweet enough to balance the vinegar, but not so sweet it melts your teeth out of your head." – Sonia

Parmesan and Peppercorn Ranch Dressing

"Very good. The Parmesan, green onions, and pepper provide so much flavor that you won't even notice this is a lowfat dressing!" – DIZ?

Copycat Zesty Apple Cider Vinaigrette

I am a big fan of Chick-fil-A's® grilled market salad and their signature zesty apple cider vinaigrette! So, I developed a recipe to fill that craving. This dressing is simply amazing… the zing of the apple cider vinegar, hint of sweet pineapple and tangy lime juice, and warm heat of the freshly cracked black pepper is a sure winner!