I'm huge fan of homemade salads but I prefer to enjoy salads with clean and flavorful salad dressings. Bottled salad dressing can be convenient but are usually full of salt, sugar, oils or lack the flavor and fresh ingredients. So, for my homemade salads, I always make a fresh dressing using simple and easy-to-find clean ingredients.
The best thing about making salad dressings at home is that these can be made several days ahead and kept in the fridge. Like I make 1 or 2 dressings over the weekend and then we are able to easily enjoy salads for lunch whole week.
Initially, I planned to share with you just top 10 Vinaigrette/Salad Dressings from my blog archive.... However, as I flipped through salads pages of my blog, I felt like to share every dressing I have posted so far. Somehow, I stopped at my top 15 favorites. If you want to explore more.... Honestly there are plenty more salad dressings on my blog, each one unique, flavorful and simple. Check out these Salad Pages to explore more homemade dressing options.
A lot of the dressing listed below are vegan with just one simple change of replacing honey with agave syrup. For any dressing calling for creamy, you can use Coconut Cream or Tahini Paste.
All dressing will be ready in 15 minutes or less. Bonus? Each one of these come with a recipe to try! I have always posted dressing with a salad... So, just follow the link to Salad Recipe, and Vinaigrette Dressings are listed independently in the ingredient list, very easy to locate.
I hope you enjoying your weekend so far and had great Valentine's Day with your loved ones :)
Let's make some simple dressing and enjoy a healthy does of salads whole week!
Lite Honey-Mustard Dressing - Make a lite honey mustard dressing and then try this easy and healthy Quinoa Power Salad.
Quinoa Power Detox Salad
This quinoa detox salad is power house of nutrition and anti-oxidants and is perfect to start any day fit and healthy. Quinoa, edamame, bell peppers, lemon, olive oil, arugula, and almonds... all these ingredients are perfect for natural body detoxification with food and my quinoa power detox salad combine...
Tangy Buttermilk Dressing - A lite and low-fat buttermilk dressing which is perfect for spiced salads like Blackend Chicken Salad! Oh, and traditional Wedge salad is my favorite with big pour of this buttermilk dressing!
Blackened Chicken Chopped Salad
Baked Blackened Chicken tenders with chopped romaine, crunchy cucumber, bell peppers, and juicy strawberries... all chopped-up to make a flavorful Chicken Salad coated in cooling buttermilk dressing!This salad is as jam-packed with flavors as it is with chopped fresh veggies and it is perfect for a lite lu...
Curry-Coconut Dressing - As if coconut-curry chicken was not enough! ;) This lite dressing is a tantalizing way to enjoy coconut-curry flavors with any chicken or veggie salad of your choice!
Bombay Veggie Bowl - Roasted Vegetables with Coconut Curry Dressing
Roasted crunchy golden vegetables with pine nuts, coated in coconut, honey, and curry dressing. Oh – and juicy roasted cherry tomatoes which have concentrated flavor, bursting in every bite!In my humble opinion, nothing can beat the kitchen filled with aroma of fresh roasting vegetables. And if those veget...
Good Old Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette - There is always a room for lemon dressing in every salad lover's recipe book! Summers are not that far away... enjoy plenty of melons with sweet and tangy Honey-Lemon Dressing
Strawberry Melon Salad with Honey-Lemon Dressing
This is one of the simplest and best melon salad which I LOVE enjoying all melon season. Oh, I mean, summer season. :) Seasonal melons are soon going to disappear... So I thought to enjoy few more melon dishes... while I can still find some juicy cantaloupes, honeydews, and muskmelon in market. Why have I...
Butter Milk-Goat Cheese Dressing - Give any cream-loving salad a lite and delicious twist with low-fat buttermilk, honey and touch of goat cheese! Like this Modern healthy Waldorf Grape Salad is calling your name!
Chicken Waldorf Salad with Grapes
Today, yet again Healthy Salad, flying from my kitchen to yours! This is my seasonal and healthy take on classic Waldorf Salad with two kinds of juicy grapes, grilled chicken, and a delicious buttermilk dressing.I love Waldorf Salad but I'm always up for adding my lite spin on classic heavy dressings. Trad...
Herb-Citrus Vinaigrette - One of the most popular dressing on my blog, a herbaceous orange and oregano dressing can make even a boring salad star of the dinner table!
Mediterranean Chickpeas Salad with Herb-Citrus Vinaigrette
A 10 minute hearty dinner salad packed with proteins, vitamins, anti-oxidants, and a flavorful herb-citrus dressing! Wherever I'm time-pressed, this superfast and filling salad is my easy fix, for a lite and healthy summer dinner or even a lunch! Past few weeks, my schedule has kept me very busy..... feels...
Cilantro-Lemon Dressing - This is a dressing-cum-marinade, use this marinate raw kale for a hearty-healthy salad or pour it over chicken for a mouthwatering grilled chicken dinner! Trust me, you don't want to miss this one!
Marinated Kale and Rice Salad in a Jar
This marinated kale and rice salad is vegan, gluten free, packed with ton of flavor and it travels great with you!! That's right - raw kale enjoy the company of zesty cilantro dressing, slowly marinates as you reach to your favorite picnic destination. First, as you open the jar, the delicious aroma of cil...
Mango-Yogurt Dressing - Mango dressing is my absolute favorite! I love it soo much that don't mind using a straw to drink it! Try it with bold flavors of Chicken Tikka Masala and fall in love with salads!
Indian Tandoori Chicken Salad
Today, I'm adding Indian flavors to your summer-inspired Sunny Salad Bowl, with my Indian-staple, easy Tandoori Chicken Salad!! Charred to perfection tandoori chicken marinated in homemade Indian Tandoori Marinade with cooling sweet-and-sour mango dressing, crunchy cucumber and radish, and nutty crunchy o...
Avocado-Lime Dressing - If you reading whole post, I'm certain you know by now, I'm fan of bold yet lite kind of dressings! Like this Southwest Dressing brings lite Mexican fiesta flavors into your bowl of salad!
Mexican Black Bean and Berry Salad with Avocado Lime Dressing
Fresh and zesty Mexican Black Bean, and Blackberry Salad loaded with veggies and topped with zesty, creamy yet vegan avocado-lime dressing. This is not your average Bean Salad recipe! I'm telling yaa ;)Doesn't it look delicious, loaded, and bursting with flavor??Remember, I told you about my barometer of m...
Lime-Cream BBQ Dressing - You don't need a grill to enjoy BBQ flavors and this sweet and smoky dressing is a delicious proof!
BBQ Tofu Fiesta Salad with Tangy Lime-Cream Dressing
Sharing with you a scrumptious vegetarian tofu salad with tofu smothered in sweet and spicy sauce, hearty beans, crunchy bell peppers, creamy avocado, sweet peach, and cooling lime-cream bbq dressing! Even describing it makes my mouth-water! yumm!!I'm sure you thinking, she is here again with one more sala...
Black Salt-Honey Dressing - An appetizing dressing with honey and black salt! This dressing is meant to enjoy with citrus or meaty fruits/veggies like papaya, and even avocados.
Ripe Papaya and Avocado Salad with Black Salt Dressing
Sweet ripe papaya, creamy avocado, juicy cherry tomatoes dressed in sweet and tangy black salt honey lemon dressing, served over bed of peppery arugula or your favorite green! Whenever I can find some sweet ripe papaya, this lite and healthy salad is often on my dinner table.Inspired from Indian Ripe Papay...
Sesame Soy and Sriracha Dressing - Enjoy sturdy greens salad with a sweet and spicy Sriracha Dressing! Do I need to say more?? ;)
Sesame Sriracha Marinated Kale (Egg Nests) Salad
Today, I'm sharing, a healthy, fun, and delicious marinated kale salad! I bet you guessed from picture and name (of course).... From kale ribbons to grapes and peanuts, this salad speaks Easter :) If you are hosting a potluck or informal brunch for Easter, this salad will sure make it's presence felt!Kale!...
White Balsamic Vinaigrette - I fell in love with vinaigrette whne i tried it first time in Boudin Bakery! Now, you can make it at home! Caution! Make a big batch, this vinaigrette is what you call "addictive"
Apple and Goat Cheese Salad with White Balsamic-Herb Dressing | Boudin Bakery Copycat
Every texture, every component of this salad plays a roll to make it refreshing, and keep-going-for-next-bite-while-you-talk kinda delicious! well... you can stop talking, but you won't stop digging into this salad! I promise!I was hooked to this salad since I tasted it first-time in Boudin Bakery. Very re...
Roasted Tomato-Cumin Vinaigrette - This tomato-y vinaigrette which will change the way you think about dressings! Oh yeah, this savory vinaigrette will make you crave "quinoa salads" all day long!
Rainbow Quinoa and Apples Salad with Roasted Tomato-Cumin Vinaigrette
Sharing with you a nutty, hearty, wholesome, and delicious rainbow quinoa and apples salad dressed in roasted tomatoes and cumin vinaigrette! This flavorful salad is from my first Cookbook, and is one of my every day lunch salad! I'm really excited for release of my cookbook, and have hold-on for long to s...
Creamy Chipotle-Sour Cream Dressing - Sassy chipotle peppers blended with cream and tangy sour cream and hint of sweetness for dressing that will make you forget salads! Oh yeah! You might just drink it all before adding to salad! It is THAT scrumptious!
Brunch Salad in Parmesan Heart Cups with Chipotle-Sour Cream Dressing
Sharing with you all, a delicious, mouth-watering, and beautiful looking single-serve-salad recipe! Actually... this is a 3-in-one recipe, in-fact, 4-in-one! ask how? well.. well... First of all, most importantly, this salad is perfect fit for a Valentine's Day Brunch or Dinner, starter salad! All componen...