Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings

By , SparkPeople Blogger


Looking for a way to replace your store bought salad dressings that are high in calories and/or sodium? We've rounded up some healthy salad dressing recipes that will be sure to liven up your salads with less sodium and calories.

Mango, Cilantro & Lime Salad Dressing

Mandarin Salad Dressing

Curry Dressing

Ranch Dressing

Olive & Lemon Dressing

Honey Mustard Dressing


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Which of these recipes will you be trying? What is your favorite homemade salad dressing recipe?

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Comments

PAMMYLBEAR 6/13/2018
I was hoping the ranch dressing wasn't from a box. I'll keep searching.
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SUSANBEAMON 5/28/2018
I may eat salads, but I will never eat salad dressing on it. Report
CHRISINMIAMI 5/19/2018
Thank you! Simple ingredients even for me! Report
ARTJAC 5/19/2018
THANKS Report
MIYAMO 5/19/2018
Great suggestions. Report
PWILLOW1 5/19/2018
I will be keeping all these recipes. The first one I try will be either the curry or the mandarin. They all sound yummy. Report
ICUC2ONWARD 5/19/2018
My goal for meal planning this week was to find alternatives to store bought salad dressings. Thank you for sharing. Report
ILOVEROSES 5/19/2018
Thank you Report
MARYJEANSL 5/19/2018
None of these recipes really appeal to me. I would rather use a small amount of a good organic ranch or blue cheese dressing. Report
KHALIA2 2/24/2018
I like the one for the ranch dressing. Report
SCDALYNCH 11/25/2017
So helpful thank you Report
RYCGIRL 11/7/2017
thanks Report
DJ4HEALTH 9/17/2017
Thanks for the recipes for homemade salad dressings. Report
ALILDUCKLING 9/1/2017
I love to make homemade salad dressings, but I don't like them too healthy. Finding a ranch, lowfat that I really liked was hard, but I think I finally found one on Spark. Can only advise, keep trying.... Report
HMBROWN1 8/6/2017
Great article! I can't wait to try the curry! Report
Love homemade dressings. Report
I'm glad that I stumble on this article. Report
NASFKAB
great ideas thanks for sharing Report
4LMHJCR
I make a creamy apple cider dressing and was looking for a honey mustard dressing. Can't wait to try making that one in the next few days. Thanks for the suggestions. Report
I've been looking for some good dressing recipes. Thanks for these. Report
I don't take time to make my own but there are a couple that look really good and fast to make. They can be made with different seasonings too. Thanks Report
I like to use organic virgin olive oil and organic balsamic vinegar......maybe a little garlic power and pepper to spice it up! Report
I prefer homemade dressings. I usually add fresh herbs from my garden to them. Report
The olive oil & lemon appeals to me. Report
SPARKROCKS1234
i have a question that i hope you can answer. we don't eat salad everyday. if i made the homemade dressings, how long will the dressings last in the fridge? especially the creamy dressings??????? Report
I love all these homemade salad dressing recipes! Can't wait to try them! Report
I have made my own dressings for awhile. I have never heard of curry dressing before - can't wait to try it! Report
Mango, cilantro and lime - personal favourite Report
I am going to try the oil and lemon with natural seasonings. I have IBS and dressings sometimes are a trigger for severe pain. Report
I'm excited to try the ranch. I love ranch dressing but never eat it because of the fat and calories. Report
I'm definitely going to try the Mango, Cilantro and Lime and the Mandarin. Most of the others look great, too. Report
LADYSUISEI
There are some really good suggestions on here and I will be definitely try out a couple. Report
ALILDUCKLING
Most of these don't interest me that much - maybe the Mandarin Salad Dressing, Olive & Lemon Dressing, or Honey Mustard Dressing? I agree about not wanting to use the ranch packet but would remind that it is not that hard to find a recipe for the packet ingredients that is better. Report
BMIDDLETON29
There is way too much salt and additives in Ranch Dip mix for it to be considered healthy. There are plenty of healthy recipes for Ranch mix online, with no added salt and no weird additives, like this one:
www.noreenskitchen.com/big-batch-ra
nch-dressing-mix.html
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Which will I be trying? Most of them! Report
I went to one of the specialty oil and vinegar shops. They have some great selections and they'll be happy to share what oils and vinegars go well together and what foods they'll enhance. Report
KATHYMAC1026
I am a little disappointed to see so many packaged ingredients being used in recipes. I began to eat "clean" because the additives made me so ill. Love to see recipes without packaged additives. Report
HAPPYAT110-113
I make my own salad dressings to AVOID the salt and other unnecessary/unhealthy ingredients. I love getting new ideas - thanks! Report
I love homemade salad dressings and have a collection of vinegars to make them with. I'll be trying some of these too. Report
NEWHARRY
I mix light mayo with a squirt of Ketchup and It makes a great homemade salad dressing. Report
Yes, Tublady, a packet of Ranch Dressing is loaded with sodium & MSG! it is simple though... Report
123TERRY
I will have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing! Report
The mandarin is wonderful! Report
What I want is a recipe for "ranch" dressing made from scratch - without the use of the packets. **Way** too much sodium there, but I love the flavor! Report
My favorite dressing is a dill made with cottage cheese, doubles as a dip or topping for baked potatoes. Very simple! 10 calories per TBSP.
Also like a Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing I make. Report
Splash of olive oil with lemon best. sometimes I miss the blue cheese, so toss a little on salad.
stopped using commercial dressings long ago.
wouldn't a pack of ranch have additives? Report
CLAY10237
Olive oil and lemon has been a favorite for years. I also am partial to full fat, full calorie bleu cheese dressing and, so, have learned to enjoy just ONE tablespoon per serving.....just 75 cals! I think we forget that a half serving of something can be satisfying too. Report
Why would you promote the use of packets of ranch? This is probably the worst ever in terms of chemical composition! If you want ranch simply use greek yogurt dill, cilantro and parsley with a touch of vinegar to loosen it up. You can add sugar if you want but I prefer the tangy flavor of the yogurt. For the love of health please stop giving us "permission" to use terribly damaging food stuff! Also I think non-fat is way worse for us than the low fat or even full fat versions! Report
Thank you. I will be trying them all. I eat a lot of salads... I also eat a lot of oil and vinegar, but lately, it has been cliche. These will be a nice change. Report
Just read the another article with new salads to try and now I'll definitely combine them together! It sounds soo good! Report
 
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