Salad dressing can make or break your meal. You know the drill: A plate of naked greens? Drab. Greens drizzled with an outrageously good dressing or vinaigrette? Masterpiece.
These seven healthy salad dressing recipes have flavor combinations (like Greek yogurt and cilantro or chipotle pepper and lime) that taste so good, you’re sure to keep coming back for more. Major bonus: All take about five minutes to whip up.
Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes
If your favorite go-to dressing is EVOO with balsamic vinegar, you have to try this variation. It makes the tried-and-true combo sweeter and spicier with the addition of maple syrup and mustard.
This tastes as good as it looks. Sweet from the raspberries and honey, this healthy homemade salad dressing is rounded out with dijon mustard, chia seeds, and olive oil for more nurtients and complexity. Whip this up in a mere five minutes for a week of flavorful dressing.
The blend of cilantro, lime, and garlic is ideal for drizzling over any Tex-Mex dish. Greek yogurt adds the creamy texture, and it doesn’t hurt that it’s good for you.
If you love Caesar salads as much as we do, you know all about the struggle to find a dressing that isn’t packed with processed gunk and raw egg. So we were psyched to find this Greek yogurt salad dressing, where the versatile ingredient takes center stage. Finally eating Caesar salad doesn’t have to throw a wrench in your healthy-eating plans.
This healthy homemade salad dressing goes with almost any salad. Not only are the colors beautiful, but the oregano adds a lovely flavor that differentiates it from other recipes. And it takes just five minutes to prepare, what’s not to love?
Feel free to keep a jar of this in your fridge all the time to use not just on salads, but pasta and proteins as well! The soy sauce gives it an extra salty punch. Be sure to use a high-quality olive oil—it can make or break the taste.