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Salad Dressing Recipes That Make Everything Better

Once you start making your own salad dressing, you'll never look back.

Many of us have succumbed to the convenience of bottled salad dressing, assuming it's not worth making salad dressing recipes from scratch. Big mistake, guys. Take a look at the ingredients list on a bottle of store-bought dressing, and you might want to reconsider.

It's time to embrace homemade salad dressings and vinaigrettes. Homemade salad dressing recipes are not only easy to make, but so much better for you. It barely takes any effort to make a salad dressing from scratch. Most recipes only require you whisk together a few ingredients or use a blender. And they're fresh, so they taste better (and also make your salads taste better). Depending on the kind of salad dressing, it could last for a week or more. If you make a big batch, you'll have dressing at the ready, making your salads that much quicker and that much better.

You really can't go wrong with making your own dressing, and once you start, you'll never return to the bottled stuff again. Here are 33 easy and rewarding salad dressings that will carry you far this summer.

1
Green Goddess Dressing
Ray Kachatorian
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2
Roasted Chili Mango Vinaigrette
How Sweet It Is
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3
Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Simply Recipes
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4
Basic Vinaigrette
New Media Publishing
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5
Caesar-Style Dressing
Tina Rupp/Food & Wine
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6
Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing
Annie's Eats
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7
Honey Mustard Dressing
A Beautiful Mess
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8
Honey-Lemon Dressing
Tina Rupp/Food & Wine
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9
Asian Ginger Carrot Dressing
Skinny Taste
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10
Balsamic Vinaigrette
Food52
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11
Reinvented Russian Dressing
Kana Okada/Food&Wine
12
Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
bell'allimento
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13
Sweet Ginger Dressing
A Beautiful Mess
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14
Bacon Vinaigrette
Food52
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15
Chipotle Southwest Ranch Dressing
Pass The Sushi
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16
Southwestern Avocado Dressing
Buns In My Oven
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17
Basil Vinaigrette
Tina Rupp/Food & Wine
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18
Creamy Feta Vinaigrette
Tina Rupp/Food & Wine
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19
Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette
A Beautiful Mess
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20
Spicy Garlic Dressing
This Silly Girl's Life
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21
Scallion Vinaigrette
Kana Okada/Food&Wine
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22
Smoky Orange Vinaigrette
Kana Okada/Food&Wine
23
Walnut Vinaigrette
New Media Publishing
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24
Carrot Ginger Dressing
The Clever Carrot
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25
Ginger Vinaigrette
Tina Rupp/Food&Wine
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26
Garam Masala Dressing
SinfullySpicy
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27
Citrus-Poppy Seed Vinaigrette
Kana Okada/Food&Wine
28
Zesty Avocado Cilantro Buttermilk Dressing
Skinny Taste
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29
Homemade Miso Dressing
The Clever Carrot
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30
IPA Caesar Dressing
The Beeroness
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31
Maple Dijon Dressing
bell'allimento
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32
Pomegranate Ginger Vinaigrette
How Sweet It Is
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33
Italian Salad Dressing
Brown Eyed Baker
Get the Italian Salad Dressing recipe from Brown Eyed Baker

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