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!

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.

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!

14 Homemade Dressing Recipes - 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!

14 Homemade Dressing Recipes - Poppy Seed Ranch Dressing

5. Homemade Poppy Seed Ranch Dressing

I whipped up this poppy seed spiked ranch dressing for my Blueberry Broccoli Spinach Salad and instantly fell in love! It’s super easy to make and tastes great.

For a fun twist, try my Lemon Poppyseed Dressing next!

Thai-Inspired Sweet and Sour Sriracha Dressing

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!

Cranberry Blueberry Spring Mix Salad with Blueberry Balsamic Dressing

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 Creamy 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.


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


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!

Cranberry Quinoa Salad with Candied Walnuts ::

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!

Paleo Ranch Dressing

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!


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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  • How about honey-mustard?

    • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

    • Jenn

      Thanks Meghan! You totally have me craving Mashed potatoes now 😉 Soooooo good!

  • 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.

    • Jenn

      The bestie is getting hitched so I suppose I should start YESTERDAY! <3 all the salads!

  • I love BBQ Ranch! So good 🙂

  • Loving the Wasabi Cucumber idea! 🙂

    • Jenn

      Danke darling! <3

  • Thanks for posting this! I’m always looking for new recipes.

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