8 Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings Ideas

Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings – Do you love salad as we do? Salad is just exciting as any other part of a meal, and the healthiest way to improve your salad game is to skip the store-bought bottled dressings and make your own. From Greek dressing to raspberry balsamic vinaigrette, we’ve rounded up 8 of our favorites homemade salad dressings to put you on the path toward better salads.

1. Honey-Apple Cider Dressing

Honey-Apple Cider Dressing


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 honey
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons mustard (Dijon or whole-grain)

1. To make the honey-apple cider dressing, whisk all ingredients together in a small jar until combined. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper, if necessary.

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2. apple cider vinegar dressing

apple cider vinegar dressing


  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon grainy Dijon mustard
  • Salt and fresh cracked pepper

1. To make the dressing, add apple cider vinegar, oil, mustard, honey, lime juice, salt and pepper in a small jar and whisk until thoroughly combined.

3. Strawberry Cilantro Lime Dressing

Strawberry Cilantro Lime Dressing

Whip it in a mere five minutes for a week of flavorful dressing!

  • 1 cup strawberries, rinsed, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour-cream or greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice (or white vinegar)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
  • Water

1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender.

2. Process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides a few times. Thin the salad dressing out with about 1/3 cup water until it reaches a desired consistency.

3. Keep the strawberry dressing in an airtight container for 1 to 2 weeks

4. Greek Vinaigrette

Greek Vinaigrette


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley (or 1 teaspoon fresh)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper, to taste

1. Combine ingredients in a lidded jar and shake vigorously to emulsify.

2. Allow to sit while you toss together your salad, then shake again just before serving.

Note: In the mood for a creamy greek dressing? This bad boy is super flexible! Use all of the above ingredients plus:

  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon water

5. Balsamic Honey Salad Dressing

Balsamic Honey Salad Dressing


  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

1. To make the dressing: combine olive oil, balsamic, Italian seasoning, honey salt and pepper in a small jar with a lid and shake vigorously to emulsify.

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6. Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette


  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup chopped spring onions, green and white parts
  • A handful of raspberries

1. Add balsamic vinegar, olive oil, raspberries to a blender and pulse to emulsify the vinaigrette. Add 1/4 cup chopped green onions and whisk to combine. Set aside in the refrigerator.

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7. Sweet and Sour Sesame Dressing

Sweet and Sour Sesame Dressing


  • 1½ tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt

1. Combine all ingredients in a jar. Keep in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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8. Garlic Yogurt Vinaigrette

Garlic Yogurt Vinaigrette


  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Fresh cracked black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar

1. In a mason jar, combine all ingredients for the vinaigrette. Give it a good shake and let sit in the refrigerator to allow the dressing infuse with garlic.

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