Vinaigrette Dressing Recipes

Need a salad dressing recipe for your salad tonight? Try one of our quick and easy vinaigrettes.

Staff Picks

Our Favorite Balsamic Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars 481
This is a simple, sweet, and savory balsamic vinaigrette you can prepare in a matter of minutes.


Rating: 4.5 stars 131
This is simple to make and delicious, especially if you like garlic.

Basil Vinaigrette Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 169
Easy to make vinaigrette dressing especially good with summer salads.

Honey Garlic Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.5 stars 157
I serve this every time I have friends over because I love getting all the praise! They rave about it! People love the contrast of the snappy garlic and the sweet honey - I'm sure you will too.

Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.5 stars 138
This dressing is good on any salad, especially salads containing chicken or shrimp. It's also a good marinade for pork tenderloin!

Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars 180
This tasty salad dressing also makes a great marinade. It's so easy to throw together with your food processor. Add a pinch of sugar if too tart.

Dill Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.5 stars 141
It's pretty tasty!

Red Pepper Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
So easy to make and sooo delicious!

Mustard Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.5 stars 218
This spicy honey-mustard dressing is an easy and versatile dressing for almost any salad!
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Mama's Balsamic Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.5 stars 175
This is a wonderful vinaigrette that my mother invented. It's wonderful as a dressing, but we also use it for chicken marinade and steamed veggies.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.5 stars 363
This is a tangy vinaigretteu002du002dwonderful 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.

The Best Lemon Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.5 stars 218
This is one of my favorite salad dressings. It works for a simple salad or with crispy Parmesan chicken with a cool salad on top.

Inspiration and Ideas

Blueberry Vinaigrette Dressing
Rating: Unrated 14
Try this vinaigrette on a blueberry walnut salad! It's slightly sweet, making it a terrific complement to the walnuts and feta cheese.
Roasted Tomato Balsamic Vinaigrette
Rating: Unrated 11
Chef John combines good-quality double-concentrated tomato paste with rice vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon for this deeply flavored salad dressing.
Pasta Salad with Homemade Dressing
Rating: 4.5 stars 256

Let this homemade pasta salad dressing elevate your pasta salad!