Like most people, I keep a few store-bought salad dressings in the fridge. As a marinade or a quick veggie dip, they’re good in a pinch. But they’re not exactly my preference: the low-fat or low-calorie salad dressings are usually low on taste, and the regular versions are high in fat and full of artificial ingredients. A lose-lose, right? Wrong.
Why buy salad dressings when you can make your own quickly and easily? With our collection of 31 Cheap, Easy Salad Dressings to Make at Home, you may never go back to store-bought when you taste the difference in these homemade salad dressing recipes. You’d be surprised at how many different types of salad dressings you can make from ingredients you already have on hand! From classics Greek Salad Dressing and Balsamic Vinaigrette, they’re easy to prepare, and you can’t beat the fresh, simple taste. We even have homemade versions of your favorite low fat salad dressing recipes like Light Caesar Dressing and Strawberry Vinaigrette. Whether you’re making dressing to top a garden-fresh salad, to serve with vegetables or fruit, or as a great-tasting, ready-to-use marinade for chicken, fish or steak, these salad dressing recipes are easy to make and perfect to have on hand for any occasion.
When I make wedge salad, I serve it with bacon, blue cheese crumbles and a VERY generous helping of Extra Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing. The fresh taste of the dressing is always the best part of this “OOH IT’S SO GOOD” salad!
And this Snappy Southwest Dressing is great to drizzle over taco, burritos and fajitas in place of sour cream and salsa. It gets some good heat from the chili powder, but I also like to use extra hot picante sauce to up the ante.
For a classic you’ll make again and again, you can’t beat this Homemade House Dressing. It’s perfect on everything from sliced vegetables to mixed green salads, or if you’re like me, slathering it on a grilled turkey sandwich! You can add in sun-dried tomatoes or garlic, and if you’re watching your calories, opt for low-fat cheeses. Make it your own “house special”!
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