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16 Homemade Salad Dressings That Will Actually Make You Want To Eat Salad

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For a long time, we considered salad to be a necessary evil. Yes, it's nutritious, but it's also basically just leaves. That is, until we discovered some of these meal-changing homemade dressings. Pass the arugula, please.

Balsamic Vinaigrette
Keep it simple, keep it in your fridge 24/7. Get the recipe.

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Homemade Ranch
We won't tell if you use it on wings, too. Get the recipe.

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Green Goddess Dressing
Wait, so we'll look like a goddess if we eat enough, right? Get the recipe.

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Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette
Looks like Pepto-Bismol, tastes like heaven. Get the recipe.

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Carrot-Ginger Dressing
Like a Japanese restaurant in the comfort of your own home. Get the recipe.

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Asian Peanut Coconut Dressing
Permission to eat this stuff by the spoonful? Get the recipe.

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Creamy Mango Chipotle Dressing
Your summer staple, right this way. Get the recipe.

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Blue-Berry Basil Dressing
Best enjoyed outside. Get the recipe.

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Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing
Oh, yes please. Get the recipe.

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Poppy Seed Dressing
Those mandarins are like, "Yesss, give us more." Get the recipe.

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Garlic Miso Dressing
Taste the rainbow with a hint of garlic. Get the recipe.

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Citrus-Honey Dressing with Fresh Mint
Almost too pretty to devour. Get the recipe.

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Cranberry-Apple Cider Dressing
Save this baby for Thanksgiving. Get the recipe.

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Pesto Dressing
But eat this one whenever the hell you want. Get the recipe.

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Balsamic Almond and Turmeric Dressing
And so continues our obsession with turmeric. Get the recipe.

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Lemon-Thyme Dressing
It's about thyme salad got interesting. Get the recipe.

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