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11 Delicious (And Healthy) Homemade Salad Dressing Ideas

For the longest time, I resisted eating salads with every bone in my body.  And it turns out, it wasn’t the salad itself I disliked, it was the bland dressings that accompanied them.

The right salad dressing makes all the difference.  Especially, a homemade and fresh dressing can turn a boring salad into something amazing.

Try these 11 homemade dressings that anyone can easily make.  From healthy takes on the classic Caesar and ranch to ones with fresh fruit, there is a dressing for every taste and occasion.

1.  Healthy Green Goddess

This tasty vinaigrette is Greek Yogurt based and a healthy spin on a popular salad dressing from the 70s.  Get the recipe here.

2. Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette

If you’re looking for a great summer salad dressing and love a creamy light dressing, then this recipe is for you (plus no mayonnaise).  Get the recipe here.

3. Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing

This is a great spin on the classic Caesar. It’s lighter and only takes 5 minutes to whip up. Get the recipe here.

4.  Whole Lemon and Thyme Dressing

Here’s a perfect spring recipe. Bright, fresh, and will get you excited for summer.   Get the recipe here.

5.  5-Minute Honey Mustard

Sweet, creamy and super easy to make.  And honey mustard can be used as a great dipping sauce too.  Get the recipe here.

6. Orange Ginger Dressing

While this requires the use of blender, it’s a great sweet dressing that is perfect year round.  It’s especially good in the cooler months when citrus is in season.  Get the recipe here.

7. Homemade Ranch Dressing

A classic staple that you can easily whip up and it’s healthier than the store bought alternative.  Get the recipe here.

8.  Blackberry Tarragon Salad Dressing

Doesn’t this look amazing? This combines the sweetness of blackberries and the tartness of Greek yogurt into a light and creamy dressing. Get the recipe here.

9.  5 Minute Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing

Easily doable and dairy free so it’s a great alternative if you’re looking for a little thicker dressing and bored with vinaigrettes. Get the recipe here.

10.  Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing

Garlic lovers, rejoice.  Thick and creamy, this dressing is a perfect for those picky eaters who don’t want anything green.  Get the recipe here.

11. Asian Peanut Coconut Salad Dressing

A combination of nutty goodness and citrus sweetness, this cream dressing is a must try if you’re looking for a unique alternative. Get the recipe here.