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12 Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes + Bonus Restaurant Copycat Recipe

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Homemade salad dressing recipes are a great way to elevate a salad from ordinary to extraordinary. Dress up a simple tossed salad, an Asian salad, a warm vegetable salad, an Italian salad and much more with these delicious easy salad dressing recipes. These dressing recipes are perfect toppers for leafy greens, but also make great sandwich sauces and meat and fish marinades as well.

 Old Spaghetti Factory Creamy Salad Dressing

12 Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes + Bonus Restaurant Copycat Recipe

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Vinaigrette Dressing Recipes

Creamy Salad Dressing Recipes

Other Recipes for Salad Dressing

Bonus Restaurant Copycat Recipe

Vinaigrette Dressing Recipes

Asian Vinaigrette - This tasty and low-sodium option is an unexpected surprise from an oil & vinegar salad dressing recipe. This concoction is so good you'd bet it was one of the salad dressing recipes from your favorite restaurant!

Easy Basic Vinaigrette - This easy basic vinaigrette recipe can be the base for many other salad dressing recipes. Switch out the herbs and seasonings for your personal favorites and make it your own!

Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette - Add extra flavor to your salads with this quick and easy low sodium balsamic vinaigrette. Balsamic vinegar recipes are sweet and tangy, and this one is no exception. If you prefer your salad dressing recipes to have a bit of zing, this one's a great bet!

Italian Dressing - This easy Italian salad dressing recipe is the perfect finish for any salad. Try it on sandwiches and wraps as a zesty sauce. Who knew salad dressing recipes could be so multi-purpose?!

Olive Garden House Dressing - The best part about dinner at the Olive Garden is the complimentary salad and breadsticks. Now you can recreate the delicious Italian dressing in your own home with this quick and easy copycat recipe.

Creamy Salad Dressing Recipes

Blue Cheese and Sour Cream Dressing - Learn how to make blue cheese dressing that is tangy and creamy with this simple recipe. You can also use it as a dipping sauce for wings. Yum!

Classic Caesar Salad Dressing - If there was a royal court of salad dressing recipes, Caesar would probably be the king. This take on the classic dressing tastes awesome on traditional Caesar salad but also works well as part of a delicious chicken Caesar wrap or sandwich.

Other Recipes for Salad Dressing

Avocado Salad Dressing - This avocado salad dressing recipe is great because it has no added fat and is full of great flavors. If you love salad dressing recipes that are creamy and delicious, this one's for you!

Black Kettle Dressing - This salad dressing recipe is a tasty twist on the classic oil & vinegar concoction. It's so simple to add a burst of flavor to your salad when you have salad dressing recipes as amazing as this one. Plus it's low calorie, so you don't have to worry about ruining your diet!

Ginger Salad Dressing - Add some Asian flair to your next salad with this smooth and delicious ginger salad dressing recipe. This is the perfect dressing for an Asian salad and would also make a tasty marinade for salmon or steak.

Low-Fat Honey Poppyseed Dressing - This is my husband's favorite salad dressing because he loves orange. The best part is that he doesn't even realize it's low-fat and healthier than a lot of other salad dressing recipes. Try it today - it's full of flavor, not fat!

Citrus Balsamic Salad Dressing - Salad dressing recipes and low sodium diets don't always mesh, but they can with this Citrus Balsamic Dressing that's better than the best store bought salad dressing. This is an oil and vinegar salad dressing without the oil and the calories. Wow!


Bonus Restaurant Copycat Recipe

Old Spaghetti Factory Creamy Salad Dressing (pictured at top of page) - Rich and delicious, this buttermilk-based dressing is a restaurant favorite and one taste will show you why!  Layer it atop any salad and it will make your greens sing with wonderful layers of flavor. Easy to make and incredibly delicious, this is one of those homemade salad dressing recipes that's almost too good to be true. Almost! 



All American Cobb SaladPair any of these delicious homemade salad dressing recipes with a freshly made salad and you'll have yourself a delicious meal for lunch or dinner.  We've collected 15 Green Salad Recipes for the Summer that you're sure to love. They're great for when the weather gets warm but you can enjoy these leafy greens any time of year. Add your own homemade salad dressing and you have a winning dish!





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I have been looking for a collation of salad dressings. Thank you for these. Quite of few of them look great and I will definitely be making them. I am going to start with the blue cheese and sour cream recipe. I love the look of the ginger salad dressing and honey poppy seed. What yummy flavor combinations.

Thanks for the tips, we'll work on adding those to the site. -Editors of RecipeLion

I would like to see a good creamy garlic dressing recipe, please?

yes I would like to have some recipes for"ranch" dressings please.


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