Salad Dressing Recipes

Bright, flavorful salad dressing recipes to make your veggies sing. Find Caesar, Italian, Greek, and more.

Staff Picks

Our Favorite Balsamic Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.81 stars 481
This is a simple, sweet, and savory balsamic vinaigrette you can prepare in a matter of minutes.

Ranch Dressing II

Rating: 4.64 stars 1481
This ranch dressing is great because it doesn't have all the chemicals and preservatives that many do. You can also use buttermilk in place of the sour cream, if you like.

Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing

Rating: 4.63 stars 2052
This is the 'secret' Greek dressing recipe from the pizzeria that I work at. The recipe makes almost a gallon but can be scaled down easily. It can be used for picnics and travels very well, since it doesn't need to be refrigerated. This is the best dressing I have ever tasted, people offer to buy it constantly, but if we sold it we wouldn't be able to make enough to use in the restaurant!

Green Goddess Salad Dressing

Rating: 4.55 stars 32
This classic salad dressing includes mayonnaise, anchovies, vinegar, green onion, garlic, parsley, tarragon and chives. It can be prepared in a blender or food processor and is good served as a dressing for steamed artichokes, a seafood salad, or as a sauce over broiled fish. (If you don't have fresh tarragon, you can use 1/4 teaspoon dried, instead.)

Famous Japanese Restaurant-Style Salad Dressing

Rating: 4.34 stars 375
This dressing is made in the blender and has lots of great taste sensations—garlic, ginger, minced celery, ketchup, soy sauce, lemon juice, vinegar and oil.

Honey Mustard Dressing II

Rating: 4.81 stars 1401
A very old but good recipe. Use as a dip or salad dressing. If you like, you can use lime juice instead of lemon juice.

Asian Ginger Dressing

Rating: 4.45 stars 470
Terrific salad dressing for all salads - especially great for use on cabbage salads. Everyone who has had the dressing wants the recipe.

Bill's Blue Cheese Dressing

Rating: 4.69 stars 816
This is the BEST I have ever tasted, but not for the fat conscious.

Italian Dressing Mix

Rating: 4.47 stars 1194
Great for gifts for co-workers and friends.

Authentic Thousand Island Dressing

Rating: 4.7 stars 114
Many variations of this recipe exist, but this version has been a favorite in Alexandria Bay, NY (the Heart of The Thousand Islands) for nearly 50 years.

Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

Rating: 4.7 stars 341
This dressing has a mild raspberry flavor. I usually prepare it with canola oil.

Chilled Russian Salad Dressing

Rating: 4.59 stars 72
This cool, creamy and tangy dressing is a spicy pink classic!

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Stop Homemade Salad Dressing from Separating
Once you learn the secrets necessary to create an emulsified dressing, you'll never go back to the old way.
Parmesan and Peppercorn Ranch Dressing
"Very good. The Parmesan, green onions, and pepper provide so much flavor that you won't even notice this is a lowfat dressing!" – DIZ?