Salad Dressings That Taste Awesome

If you love eating healthy, but at the same time you want to eat something tasty, then the salad is a good option for you because it can be, without doubt, a tasty and healthy addition to a balanced diet; this, of course, is if the salad dressing is just as healthy. A salad dressing loaded with unhealthy ingredients mars the purpose of eating healthy. Most store-bought dressings are brimming with added preservatives and artificial flavourings. One good way of ensuring your salad stays delicious and nutritious is by preparing the salad dressing yourself. Here are simple and healthy salad dressings you can make at home that taste absolutely delish!

Balsamic Vinaigrette

The balsamic vinaigrette is one of the quickest homemade salad dressings to prepare, and it is pretty easy, too. You need five ingredients to get it done. This salad dressing has a sweet, savoury flavour that makes it suitable for just about any salad, making it a highly sought-after salad dressing.


3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 clove minced garlic
1/2 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Combine the balsamic vinegar with the Dijon mustard and minced garlic.
2. Add the olive oil slowly while you stir the mixture.
3. Season with salt and pepper to boost flavour, then serve.

Sesame Ginger

You probably already have the ingredients for making this salad dressing in your cabinet. This simple salad dressing doubles as an easy marinade for meat, poultry, and roasted veggies.


1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 clove minced garlic
1 tsp freshly minced ginger


1. Whisk the olive oil, sesame oil, soy sauce, maple syrup, and rice vinegar.
2. Add the minced garlic and ginger and stir together until combined, then serve.

Honey Mustard

The honey mustard salad dressing has a slightly sweet flavour. It is also quite creamy and serves as a good dipping sauce for fries.


1/3 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup honey
1/3 cup olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste


1. Whisk the Dijon mustard, apple cider vinegar, and honey together.
2. Slowly add the olive oil while continuing to stir.
3. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Greek Yoghurt Ranch

The Greek yoghurt ranch salad dressing is versatile, creamy, and delicious, playing a dual role as a dipping sauce and dressing.


1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried dill
Dash of cayenne pepper
Dash of salt
Fresh chopped chives (optional)


1. Stir the Greek yoghurt, garlic powder, onion powder, and dried dill.
2. Add a dash of cayenne pepper and salt.
3. Garnish with fresh chives before serving (optional).

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