Amazing Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes
I love a good salad dressing recipe but so many are packed with oils and sugars I don’t want to eat. Here are some of my favorite Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes that are easy to make and most of them can last in the refrigerator for a week or two.


Lemon Yogurt dressing

1/2 cup plain greek yogurt

2 T mustard

1 T maple  syrup or you can use raw honey

1 T fresh squeezed lemon juice

Whisk all ingredients together.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

1/3 cup of olive oil

2 T balsamic

1/2 T apple cider vinegar (I use Bragg’s)

1/2 tsp minced garlic

1/4 tsp mustard

1 T lemon juice

Creamy citrus ginger

2 oz plain greek yogurt

4 oz orange juice

2 T lemon juice

1 T oil

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tsp ground ginger

1/2 pack stevia if needed

Salt and pepper

I also add a little mint to this from my garden

Italian herb

6 oz balsamic vinegar

3 T olive oil

3 tsp dried basil

3 tsp oregano

3 tsp thyme

Salt and pepper

Honey mustard

6 oz rice wine vinegar

6 tsp honey

6 tsp hot Chinese mustard

3 tsp oil

Salt and pepper


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24 comments on “Amazing Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

  1. Cathy Chester

    This is so timely for me. We only use olive oil on our salads as dressings because we want to stay away from store bought. We just visited a store that offers olive oil tastings (!!), some infused and others not. We purchased some. Now I can add your recipes to my arsenal of how to dress my salad! Thanks, Sherry.

    1. Sherry Macdonald

      Sounds good Cathy! Don’t orget to add healthy herbs. Enjoy!

  2. Doreen McGettigan

    This is very timely for me too. I love salads this time of year. I make a simple dressing of olive oil, vinegar, tarragon and salt and pepper. It was my father’s recipe.
    I’m looking forward to trying these and I love the charts too.

    1. Sherry Macdonald

      Thanks Doreen, I will have to try your father’s recipe.

  3. Estelle Erasmus

    These salad dressing recipes look delicious and so easy to make. I have been trying to eat healthier and this is a great addition.

    1. Sherry Macdonald

      Thank you Estelle, Enjoy them!


    This post is the answer to a wish I had two days ago! Thank you! I just bookmarked it for this week, when I’ll make some of these yummy dressings.

    1. Sherry Macdonald

      Thank you Carol! Enjoy!

  5. Lois Alter Mark

    Ooh, these sound delicious and I love that they’re healthy. I’m always looking for new options.

    1. Sherry Macdonald

      Great Lois let me know what you think.

  6. Tammy

    I love these! And will try every single one of them. Dressings are the way we make our salads Unhealthy. Thanks for the answer to the unasked question. This is awesome!

    1. Sherry Macdonald

      Thank you Tammy. Let me know what you think of them.

  7. Tam Warner Minton

    Thank you! Randy is struggling with his sugar, these will help!

    1. Sherry Macdonald

      Tam, I get it! Staying away from sugar is always a challange.

  8. Ruth Curran

    I make so much from scratch but have never made dressings and I really should! These look great and I am now inspired!

    1. Sherry Macdonald

      Ruth it’s so easy to make them from scratch give it a try and let me know what you think.

  9. Mary

    I always make my salad dressing from scratch. I will be adding these to the others. Thanks.

    1. Sherry Macdonald

      Mary, making them from scratch is a good choice and healthier.

  10. Nancy Hill (@nerthus)

    I love that you shared a variety of recipes and an infographic! I’m sure every one else in the world knows the ratio of ingredients, but I didn’t, and this is going to help me out! Thanks!

    1. Sherry Macdonald

      Thank you Nancy. I also thought the infographic was cool.

  11. Toni McCloe

    Thanks so much for posting these. I’ve been eating salads all summer and needed to put something new on them. I am copying and pasting these recipes – I am especially looking forward to trying the one with Greek yogurt.

    1. Sherry Macdonald

      Thank you Toni! The one with the yogury is creamy and yummy!

  12. Carolann

    I love making my own salad dressing. We try to get creative with them using all sorts of herbs and oils. I love this recipe and am pinning it!

    1. Sherry Macdonald

      Thank you Carolann! Growing your own herbs is also fun!

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