Our Favorite DIY Salad Dressings

Today we’re sharing some of our favorite go-to salad dressings that we make every single week.

These are great options if you’re just getting into making your own. You’ll also find that they don’t require any kitchen equipment like blenders or food processors either – which means you’re a LOT more likely to make them even when you’re tight on time.

So check these guys out, make them this week and let us know what you think!

Our Favorite DIY Salad Dressings

Olive Garden Dressing

This is a great option whenever you’re craving Italian. It goes perfectly alongside most dishes, especially pastas! Shake up the flavor every so often with new herbs and experiment with fresh ones as well if you have them.

  • 3/8 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. oregano
  • 1/4 tsp. basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried onion (minced or powder)
  • 1/4 red pepper flakes
  • 1-2 dashes of salt & pepper

Creamy Mustard Dressing

If you need a fast creamy dressing with a touch of zest – this is the one for you. We like to load up our salads with anything that’s in season (like broccoli, radishes, cucumbers and berries) and this dressing is a great compliment to most salad combinations.

  • 2 Tbsp. tahini
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 dashes sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp. white wine vinegar

Balsamic Herb Dressing

Here’s another Italian-inspired dressing that’s great for simple side-salads. Mix and match whichever herbs you have and try to use fresh, seasonal ones whenever you can!

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. water
  • 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary*
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • freshly ground black pepper, to taste

*Chopped or crushed between fingers

Honey Mustard Dressing

This dressing is fast and versatile. It’s especially great with salads that have fruit and sweet potatoes involved :).

  • 4 tsp. almond butter
  • 3 Tbsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1-2 tsp. maple syrup or coconut sugar

These seem pretty easy, huh?

Give em’ a shot and let us know which ones you like.

What variations have you made? Do you have Go-To DIY Salad Dressings what do you put in yours?

1 Comment

  • Dina Anthony

    Reply Reply August 26, 2014

    Thanks for that. I am always looking for salad dressing cause I have two bowls a day. Italian and herb vinegrette are my favourites cause they are easy to make but I will try your recipes, they all look great!

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