Homemade salad dressings are so easy to make, if you aren’t making your own you really should give it a try! Aside from skipping the preservatives, emulsifiers, and artificial colors, Homemade versions of salad dressings offer unlimited customizations specific to your family’s needs and desires. You know exactly what goes into it, and are in full control, and can easily adjust the ingredients.
Today I am sharing blogger’s best salad dressing recipes that are as easy to mix up as they are delicous, and will definitely make you want to eat more salads.
But first, if you are new to making salad dressing let’s cover some basics.
How Long Do Homemade Salad Dressing Last?
According to Taste of Home, simple vinaigrettes can be kept sealed, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Dairy-based dressings, like blue cheese, and dressings made with fresh ingredients, like chopped onion and garlic, fresh herbs, tomato sauce and chopped hard-boiled egg, will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 1 week.
What Do You Store Homemade Salad Dressings In?
When I first started making my own homemade salad dressings I used one of those little glass cruets with a rubberized stopper, and while it looked great functionally in was a mess. I had to use a funnel to measure ingredients into the cruet, and when it came time to dress a salad the cruet would dribble salad dressing all over the place.
I’ve since figured out that thicker homemade salad dressings like blue cheese and 1000 Island dressing are better spooned onto your salad, so I prefer to mix and store those in Ball Mason Jars. Thinner salad dressings like vinaigrettes and French dressing are better stored and served in cruet designed especially for salad dressings like the OXO Good Grips Salad Dressing Shaker, which does a wonderful job mixing, storing and serving salad dressings.
Upgrade Your Next Salad With These Homemade Salad Dressings
Seriously Delicious Homemade Salad Dressings
Upgrade your next salad with a delicious homemade salad dressing. They are EASY to mix up, use minimal ingredients and are way tastier than store-bought dressings!
This Homemade Creamy Caesar Dressing recipe from The Two Bite Club rivals any store-bought dressing I have ever tried. This recipe is made with lots of fresh parmesan cheese, garlic, and mustard, but no raw eggs or anchovies.
This Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing from Kristines Kitchen is thick, tangy and so much better than store-bought! You can make a batch in just minutes and store it in your refrigerator to use throughout the week.
A great salad dressing recipe will take your salad to the next level is this healthy ranch dressing from Simplify Live Love made with Greek yogurt is just you need! It’s true that this Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing makes everything taste better.
This Greek salad dressing from Savor the Best is actually a creamy vinaigrette and it is not confined to only salads. It is wonderfully delicious drizzled on steamed vegetables, tossed in pasta salads and as a dip for crusty bread.
Skip the store-bought dressing and make your own Italian Salad Dressing recipe at home from scratch! This recipe from Know Your Produce is completely homemade and it’s perfect for salads, pasta salads, marinating veggies or even dipping bread.
This Catalina Dressing from Contenedness Cooking is easy to make with pantry staples that you have already stored in fridge and tastes so much better than any store bought version. Even kids will eat a salad with this homemade Catalina salad dressing.
A sweet & tangy balsamic vinaigrette from The Rising Spoon that you can fix in minutes using simple pantry ingredients like olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar, spicy brown mustard, and maple syrup. Use this versatile vinaigrette as a quick & easy salad dressing, dip or marinade.
Wow this is a great roundup. Homemade dressings are always in my fridge. I love all these ideas. Thanks for sharing.
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