You'll never buy salad dressing again after trying these easy recipes

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October 20, 2021
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You’ll never buy salad dressing again after trying these easy recipes

A fresh green salad, packed with veggies and lean proteins, is one of the healthiest meals you can eat. Unless, of course, you douse it in dressings. The store-bought dressings most of us use are packed with sugar, sodium, and saturated fats, turning a once-healthy meal into a calorie bomb.

This unfortunate reality doesn't mean you have to give up your favorite lunchtime salad. Simply swapping out a store-bought dressing for a homemade one is all it takes to once again make that plate of greens the picture of health. 

As daunting as it may sound, making your own salad dressings is actually relatively easy. The simplest ones require only a handful of ingredients that are more than likely already in your pantry.

Here, Stacker is rounding up a list of our favorite Salad dressing recipes from Allrecipes. Low in calories but high in flavor, these dressings are sure to jazz up any salad

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Our Favorite Balsamic Vinaigrette

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Ranch Dressing II

- Prep: 5 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 35 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 1/2 cup
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Absolutely Fabulous Greek/House Dressing

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 120
- Yield: 3 3/4 quarts
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Green Goddess Salad Dressing

- Prep: 10 mins
- Additional: 30 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Famous Japanese Restaurant-Style Salad Dressing

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 14
- Yield: 1 - 3/4 cups
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Honey Mustard Dressing II

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 3
- Yield: 6 tablespoons
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Asian Ginger Dressing

- Prep: 9 mins
- Cook: 1 min
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 20
- Yield: 20 Servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Bill's Blue Cheese Dressing

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 2 1/2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Italian Dressing Mix

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 0.5 cup dry mix
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Authentic Thousand Island Dressing

- Prep: 20 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 1 quart
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chilled Russian Salad Dressing

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1.5 cups
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Italian Restaurant-Style Salad Dressing I

- Prep: 5 mins
- Additional: 13 hrs 20 mins
- Total: 13 hrs 25 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 cup
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Sushi House Salad Dressing, It's ORANGE!

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: cup
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Tzatziki Sauce

- Prep: 20 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Absolutely the BEST Rich and Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing Ever!

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 (2 tablespoon) servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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The Best Lemon Vinaigrette

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 cup
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Maple-Balsamic Vinaigrette

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 14
- Yield: 1 3/4 cups
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Poppyseed Dressing

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 14
- Yield: 1.75 cups
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Honey-Lime Vinaigrette

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Donna's Coleslaw Dressing

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Strawberry Vinaigrette

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 9
- Yield: 9 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 3 /4 cup
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Miso Sesame Dressing

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
- Read more about the recipe here

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Homemade Catalina Dressing

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Hot Bacon Dressing

- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 8 mins
- Total: 28 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1.5 cups
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fresh Raspberry Balsamic Vinaigrette

- Prep: 10 mins
- Additional: 10 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 16 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Creamy Coleslaw Dressing

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Fall Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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White Balsamic Vinaigrette

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Kale, Quinoa, and Avocado Salad with Lemon Dijon Vinaigrette

- Prep: 25 mins
- Cook: 15 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 1 large salad
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Orange Vinaigrette

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Mustard Vinaigrette

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easy Sesame Dressing

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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The Best Caesar Salad Dressing

- Prep: 10 mins
- Additional: 8 hrs
- Total: 8 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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Strawberry and Spinach Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chef John's Green Goddess Dressing

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 16 servings
- Number of ingredients: 11
- Read more about the recipe here

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Dry Ranch Style Seasoning for Dip or Dressing

- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: 4 hrs
- Total: 4 hrs 5 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 1 tablespoon
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Cilantro-Lime Dressing

- Prep: 30 mins
- Total: 30 mins
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 9
- Read more about the recipe here

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Japanese Ginger Salad Dressing

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Honey Dijon Balsamic Vinaigrette

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 cup
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Korean Style Salad Dressing

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: cup
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Susan's Vinaigrette Coleslaw

- Prep: 15 mins
- Additional: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 15 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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No Salt Vinaigrette

- Prep: 5 mins
- Additional: 15 mins
- Total: 20 mins
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
- Read more about the recipe here

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Easiest Salad Dressing

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
- Read more about the recipe here

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Thousand Island Dressing II

- Prep: 5 mins
- Total: 5 mins
- Servings: 6
- Yield: 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 5
- Read more about the recipe here

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Chef John's Ranch Dressing

- Prep: 15 mins
- Total: 15 mins
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 13
- Read more about the recipe here

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Creamy Italian Dressing I

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Pear Vinaigrette

- Prep: 10 mins
- Total: 10 mins
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 8
- Read more about the recipe here

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Ruby French Dressing

- Prep: 10 mins
- Additional: 3 hrs
- Total: 3 hrs 10 mins
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 2 cups
- Number of ingredients: 10
- Read more about the recipe here

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