Vinaigrette Dressing Recipes

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

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This is simple to make and delicious, especially if you like garlic.

Basil Vinaigrette Dressing

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Easy to make vinaigrette dressing especially good with summer salads.

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 Garlic Vinaigrette

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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

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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

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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

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It's pretty tasty!

Red Pepper Vinaigrette

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So easy to make and sooo delicious!

Mustard Vinaigrette

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This spicy honey-mustard dressing is an easy and versatile dressing for almost any salad!

Mama's Balsamic Vinaigrette

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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.

Our Favorite Balsamic Vinaigrette

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This vinaigrette does not separate for at least 30 minutes once you shake it! Simple, sweet, and savory.

The Best Lemon Vinaigrette

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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

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

Chef John combines good-quality double-concentrated tomato paste with rice vinegar, balsamic vinegar, and Dijon for this deeply flavored salad dressing.

Ukrainian Salat Vinaigrette (Beet Salad)

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A delicious Ukrainian beet salad! Great with meat and poultry dishes (especially Chicken Kyiv) with a side of mashed potatoes! The preparation takes some time, but I really like the salad! It is one of the few salads popular in Ukraine that doesn't contain mayonnaise! Enjoy!