28 Quick and Easy Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

No more boring salads… ever! These dreamy homemade dressing recipes will make you want to scarf salads all Summer long!

So as I’m sure you can already tell, I’m a bit of a topping fanatic. I love my cheese, nuts, seeds, herbs and sauces with a fiery passion. It’s rare you’ll find a recipe on this blog that isn’t garnished with a pile of my favorites because, in my opinion, life is way too short to eat boring food. Ice cream is always more fun with sprinkles and salads? Way tastier with a pile of goodies and a finger-licking dressing! Here are a few  favorites to help jazz up your Summer salads:

No more boring salads... ever! These dreamy homemade dressing recipes will make you want to scarf salads all Summer long!

Dressings hold a special place in my heart because they taste good on just about everything! Whether it’s a jumbo bowl-o-veggies, a entree-turned-salad, a plate of tacos, or even as a dip… I’ll eat it any and every way. I won’t even pretend I don’t lick the mixing bowl when I make them, I totally do!

Before this post turns into another love letter to my food, let’s get our dressing on! I know I’ve already done a round-up of my favorites from the blog, but it wasn’t enough. I needed MORE dressing! [cue mad scientist laugh]

Ready to rock your salads? Let’s kick things off with some tasty dressing recipes!

28 Quick and Easy Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

Creamy Feta Dressing :: great as a dressing and on wraps/pitas too!

Quick + Easy Italian Dressing :: my favorite dressing for Summery pasta salads

Sweet Maple Dressing :: Hummusapien

Hummus Salsa Dressing :: The Roasted Root

Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette :: Back to Her Roots

Creamy Vegan Avocado Dill Dressing :: dreamy, creamy, and oh-so-vegan!

Creamy Herb Dressing :: The Lemon Bowl

Japanese Carrot Ginger Dressing :: Jeanette’s Healthy Living

28 Quick and Easy Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes :: Homemade Curried Hummus Salad Dressing

Curried Hummus Dressing :: Eating Bird Food

Catalina Dressing :: A Family Feast

Sriracha Lime Salad Dressing :: spicy and SO tasty!

Meyer Lemon and Sweet Basil Dressing :: Slim Pickin’s Kitchen

Avocado Wasabi Cucumber Dressing :: YES!

Spicy Ginger Dressing :: Eat Healthy Eat Happy

Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing :: Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing :: The Lemon Bowl

28 Quick and Easy Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes :: Homemade Coconut Milk Ranch Dressing

Coconut Milk Ranch Dressing :: Back to Her Roots

Easy Blackberry Vinaigrette :: Eat Healthy Eat Happy

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix :: Stephie Cooks

Lemon-Lime Vinaigrette :: Cotter Crunch

Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing :: The Garden Grazer

28 Quick and Easy Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes :: Copycat Cafe Rio Creamy Cilantro Dressing

Craving a little something something from your favorite restaurant? These ladies have you covered with their restaurant copycat dressing recipes:

Copycat Olive Garden Dressing :: Dessert Now Dinner Later

Copycat Cafe Rio Creamy Cilantro Dressing :: The Diva Dish

Copycat Panera Fuji Apple Chicken Salad Dressing :: Gimme Some Oven

Copycat Chipotle Honey Vinaigrette :: Once Upon a Chef

28 Quick and Easy Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes :: Easy Homemade Italian Dressing

Feta Vinaigrette :: double the recipe; you’ll need it

Wasabi Cucumber Ranch :: oh heck yes!

Maple Citrus Dressing :: great on everything!

Classic Greek Dressing  :: perfect tossed with tomatoes, cucumber, and feta

hungry for more?

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Kaitlin @ TheGardenGrazer

Ohhhh I’m such a sucker for salads. And of course it’s a requirement that they’re doused with a rockstar dressing 😉 These look AMAZE! Thanks for sharing one of mine!! xoxo


    You’re super welcome!

Amber @ Slim Pickin's Kitchen

Yuuuuuuuuuuuuum! Thanks for the link love , lady! I’m eyeballing those hummus dressings the most. They look amazing!


    Dooooo it! <3

Alicia@ Eco Friendly Homemaking

These all sound awesome! I love making our own dressings because the store bought ones usually have so many preservatives in them.


    They’re so much tastier homemade too! <3 Love ya lady!

Alexis @ Hummusapien

Thanks so much for sharing my dressing, dear! You’ve officially motivated me to get my salad on 🙂


    Any time love! Salad it up!

Arman @ thebigmansworld

Dressings are healthy cocktails, right?

Sharon @ What The Fork Food Blog

So many tasty dressings! Thanks for the great round up!


Love it! So many fabulous dressings…my summer salad season has officially kicked off. Thanks for putting this awesome collection together. 🙂


Dressings are the icing on my greens, and since I plan to eat my body weight in lettuce this summer, this post is perfect.


this is like salad on crack. GIMME! LOVE dressings, and love YOU!


This is such a brilliant round up! I’m always looking for homemade salad dressing ideas and now I have a bounty of them! Can’t wait to try ’em all!! Thanks for including my hummus action in the mix 😀

Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola

Jen- this is an awesome post! Thanks for sharing all of these links. I usually stick with the same old boring vinegar + oil + cracked pepper dressing. Obviously I need to branch out a little bit!