14 Homemade Dressing Recipes to Shake Up Your Salad Game!

Get ready to spring into salad season with these tasty homemade dressing recipes!

14 Homemade Dressing Recipes to Shake Up Your Salad Game!

There are a really really ridiculous amount of salads in my near future. I took my comfort food cravings a bit too far these past few weeks (um, months? let’s not be modest here!) and it’s time to lighten things up!

I started pouring through my dressing database to make myself a little cheat sheet of my favorite homemade salad dressings and thought it might be fun to revisit my them here as well!

14 Homemade Dressing Recipes to Shake Up Your Salad Game

As an added bonus, most of these links have a delicious salad recipe accompanying them. Awesome, right!?

Homemade Dressing Recipes - Easy Homemade Greek Dressing Recipe

1. Classic Greek Dressing Recipe

Since rabbit food is insanely boring all on it’s own, we’re going to sass up our salad game with this super simple, super tasty homemade Greek dressing. It’s easy, delicious, and many of us will already have all the ingredients on hand – woot!  This crazy easy recipe includes both a vinaigrette and a creamy version.

It’s hands-down one of my favorite homemade dressing recipes of all time!

Easy Homemade Greek Dressing Recipe
Easy Homemade Greek Dressing
4.86 from 27 votes
Ditch the sketchy processed bottled dressing and whip up this super quick, super easy homemade Greek dressing! Recipe yields approx. 7 TBSP or just under 1/2 a cup of dressing. Feel free to double or triple as needed.
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Creamy Avocado Dressing Recipe - SO GOOD + EASY TOO!

2.  Creamy Avocado Dressing

This delightfully delicious dressing is downright dreamy, yo. (alliteration – whoo!)

I whipped it up to dress my super healthy chopped broccoli cauliflower salad and quickly decided it needed to be slathered on everything in sight.

Creamy Avocado Dressing Recipe - SO GOOD + EASY TOO!
Creamy Avocado Dressing
5 from 3 votes
You’ll want to pour this creamy avocado dressing on everything in sight! Yields 2 cups of dressing
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Homemade Dressing Recipes - Caesar Dressing

3. Homemade Caesar Dressing

This homemade Caesar dressing is hands-down our favorite! It’s thick, creamy, and full of flavor, perfect for a rockin’ Caesar salad.

Another one of my favorite homemade dressing recipes, we especially love it atop my Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Garlic Chickpeas <– SO GOOD!

Homemade Caesar Dressing Recipe
Homemade Caesar Dressing
5 from 9 votes
This homemade Caesar dressing is hands-down our favorite! It’s thick, creamy, and full of flavor, perfect for a rockin’ Caesar salad with all the fixin’s.
Recipe yields approx. 18 (2 TBSP) servings or about 1 + 1/4 cups of dressing. It’s also crazy easy to double or triple to serve a large group. Enjoy!
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Mason Jar Italian Dressing

4. Simple + Speedy Italian Dressing

Salad dressings are so flipping easy to make that there’s very few reasons to ever buy a premade dressing ever again. Seriously so so easy!

This super speedy homemade Italian dressing is my go-to for pasta salads, cucumber salads, and you’re run of the mill empty-the-fridge-of-all-its-veggies salads. Let’s make some dressing!

Jar of Homemade Italian Dressing
Easy Homemade Italian Dressing
5 from 14 votes
This uber easy homemade Italian dressing is so fast and flavorful, you’ll never buy pre-made dressing again!
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Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing
5 from 5 votes
Skip the store! This delicious homemade lemon poppy seed dressing is crazy easy to make with just a few tasty ingredients!
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Thai-Inspired Sweet and Sour Sriracha Dressing
Honey Sriracha Lime Dressing
5 from 6 votes
Quick, easy, and full of flavor, this Thai-inspired Honey Sriracha Lime Dressing is sure to be your new favorite salad topper!
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6. Sriracha Lime Dressing

Quick, easy, and full of flavor, this Thai-inspired Honey Sriracha Lime Dressing is sure to be your new favorite salad topper!

Refreshing, crisp cucumbers are a perfect match for this dressing. Serve it on a simple sliced cucumber salad with a little chopped cilantro or dill, or simply empty the contents of your crisper drawer into a bowl and have at it!

Balsamic Blueberry Salad Dressing
Balsamic Blueberry Salad Dressing
5 from 3 votes
This recipe makes a bottle’s worth of dressing (approx. 1.5-2 cups) which will keep great in the fridge for a few days. Only want a little? Feel free to cut the recipe in half – it’s super easy to do!
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7. Balsamic Blueberry Dressing

This Balsamic Blueberry Salad Dressing is ready to shake up your Spring and Summer salad game! You’ll want to pour this fruity blueberry dressing on salads all season long.

This smoky-sweet Honey Harissa Vinaigrette is crazy easy and totally crave-worthy! This versatile vinaigrette compliments everything from plain green salads to veggie packed cucumber and quinoa bowls.

8. Honey Harissa Vinaigrette

This homemade honey harissa dressing is a crazy easy and totally crave-worthy salad dressing! Full of sweet and savory flavor, this versatile vinaigrette compliments everything from plain green salads to veggie packed cucumber and quinoa bowls.

This smoky-sweet Honey Harissa Vinaigrette is crazy easy and totally crave-worthy! This versatile vinaigrette compliments everything from plain green salads to veggie packed cucumber and quinoa bowls.
Honey Harissa Vinaigrette
5 from 5 votes
Homemade Honey Harissa Vinaigrette is a crazy easy and totally crave-worthy salad dressing! This versatile vinaigrette compliments everything from plain green salads to veggie packed cucumber and quinoa bowls.
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Honey Chipotle Dressing
Honey Chipotle Dressing
5 from 7 votes
A copycat of the deeeeelish dressing from Chipotle, this Honey Chipotle Dressing is fast, flavorful, and ready to rock any salad you pour it on!
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Homemade Restaurant-Style Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe
4.56 from 9 votes
This is the ULTIMATE restaurant-style Buttermilk Ranch Dressing recipe that my family and friends go absolutely nuts over! We love this easy homemade ranch!
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Creamy Feta Dressing :: Would you believe me if I said I loved it more than Ranch!? SO GOOD!
Creamy Greek Yogurt Feta Dressing
5 from 9 votes
This Creamy Greek Yogurt Feta Dressing is ready to rock your veggies! Uber easy and ready in just 6 minutes, you’ll want to pour this dressing on everything from salads to sandwiches.
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9. Creamy Greek Yogurt Feta Dressing

This Creamy Greek Yogurt Feta Dressing is ready to rock your veggies! Uber easy and ready in just 6 minutes, you’ll want to pour this dressing on everything from salads to sandwiches.

Blood Orange Dressing

10. BLOOD ORANGE DRESSING

I’m head over heels in love with this blood orange salad dressing. Not only is it crazy easy to make, but the taste is oh so delicious!

The ingredients are simple, yet flavorful. After zesting some of your blood orange, you’ll combine the zested peel with freshly squeezed blood orange juice, lemon juice, a little healthy oil, garlic, dijon, and honey. Season with salt and pepper then blend it all together and Houston, we have a salad dressing!

Blood Orange Dressing
Blood Orange Dressing
5 from 3 votes
Jazz up your Spring and Winter salads with this easy Blood Orange Dressing!
Feel free to double this recipe if needed! Dressing will keep for several days tightly sealed and refrigerated. Shake before serving.
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Maple Citrus Salad Dressing
Maple Citrus Salad Dressing
5 from 5 votes
Whip up this super tasty homemade maple citrus dressing in less time than it takes to search your fridge for that probably-expired, semi-sketchy store-bought bottle of salad dressing.
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11. Fruity Citrus Vinaigrette

I whipped up this deliciousness to dress my Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Candied Walnuts and promptly fell in love. During recipe testing, I stole a spoonful to taste test and found myself diving back in for seconds or thirds.

The combination of juicy lime and orange juice with the subtly fruity undertones of the olive oil and the punch of raw garlic? I just love it. You should probably go ahead and double the recipe so you can pour it on your veggies all week long.

Homemade Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

12. Homemade Honey Dijon Vinaigrette

Pair this delicious homemade honey mustard dressing with your favorite salad! We love ours over baby spinach with dried cranberries, sliced almonds, and crumbled feta.

This scrumptious honey dijon vinaigrette is fast and flavorful! It’s also super easy to customize so you can make it as mild or as bold as your heart desires. Anything goes when it comes to salad dressing!

Homemade Honey Dijon Vinaigrette
5 from 8 votes
Pair this delicious Honey Dijon Vinaigrette with your favorite salad!
Recipe yields enough for 3-4 side salads or two large salads. Feel free to double  or triple as needed!
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Paleo Ranch Dressing
Paleo Ranch Dressing
5 from 3 votes
Ditch the sketchy processed bottled dressing and whip up this super quick, super easy, homemade paleo ranch dressing!
Recipe yields six 2 TBSP servings.
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13. Paleo Ranch Dressing

This paleo ranch dressing is crazy amazing and deliciously dairy-free thanks to the inclusion of dreamy, creamy coconut milk.

As with most dressings, this bad boy is gluten-free but it also as the added bonus of being keto-friendly, dairy-free, whole30 compliant and just overall awesome! I’ve been enjoying it on top of salads, lettuce wraps, and my buffalo shrimp spaghetti squash and totally love it!

Cilantro Lime Dressing

14. Cilantro Lime Dressing

This zesty Cilantro Lime Dressing is fun and flavorful. We love it over my Mexican Kale SaladEdamame Salad, and taco salads galore!

BONUS SALAD DRESSING RECIPES

I’m a total salad nerd, but going through the archives made me even more excited to put these bad boys back into rotation!

Of course this warm weather also means buckets of watermelon, pasta salad, sliced cucumber water, and oodles and oodles of veggie burgers. Sign me up!

What’s your all-time favorite salad dressing?

If you get a chance to try any of these healthy homemade dressing recipes, let me know! Leave some love in the comment form below or tag your photos with @peasandcrayons on Instagram so I can happy dance over your creation! I can’t wait to see what you whip up!

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Jenn Laughlin

Hi! I’m Jenn and I’m here to help you eat your veggies! It’ll be fun, painless, and pretty darn delicious as I teach you to plan your meals around fresh, seasonal produce with a little help from healthy freezer and pantry staples.

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Questions & Reviews

    1. Looooooove honey mustard! So far we use it as a dip and mix equal parts of dijon mustard, yellow mustard, all-natural mayonnaise, and honey. It’s awesome on veggie burgers!

  1. Sweet Chili Cucumber sounds great! I usually combine those two ingredients in my turkey wraps. What a perfect addition to that. Thanks for sharing, Jenn.

  2. I cannot wait to try the Wasabi Cucumber Dressing! What a unique idea, I love it! Love the idea of adding it to mashed potatoes, too!

  3. I’m getting excited to get my salad eating on too. I’m trying to hold back though until my CSA starts because we’ll be getting multiple heads of lettuce to the point where I’ll be done with salads in September, yet still shoveling them in my mouth.

    These dressings will be perfect!!

    Also I had a salad with dinner last night. It was wonderful.