Salad dressings are great!
They enhance the vegetables, meats and add-ins on our favorite salads and often entice kiddos to eat their greens. I love Ranch dressing on carrot sticks, raw broccoli, snap peas and cauliflower!
Salad dressings also add valuable nutrition to our diets, especially when they include healthy fats. We need fats in order to absorb and utilize the vitamins and minerals in vegetables.
They are full of rancid, processed vegetable oils that lead to inflammation in our body, genetically modified ingredients (GMOs) that are bad for our health and our environment and tons of preservatives, additives like MSG and artificial colors and flavors. No thanks!
Luckily, it’s beyond simple (and super frugal) to make your own salad dressings at home.
Beyond Easy Homemade Ranch Dressing (or dip!) from Real Food Whole Health
Creamy Parmesan Dressing from Intoxicated on Life
Homemade Ranch Dressing, from Fresh Bites Daily
Citrus Vinaigrette, from Fresh Bites Daily
Easy Asian Inspired Salad Dressing from Real Food Whole Health
Cilantro Salsa, from Fresh Bites Daily
Spicy Mango Vinaigrette from A Happy Healthnut
Creamy Cucumber Dressing, from Healing Cuisine
Easy Ranch-ish Dressing from Raias Recipes
Cool Cucumber Ranch Dressing by jarOhoney
Seven Fast and Healthy Salad Dressings from Wellness Mama
Creamy Herb Cucumber Dressing by jarOhoney
Arugula Salad with Lemon Dressing by Real Food Whole Health
Coconut Taziki Sauce by jarOhoney
Easy Cucumber Salad from LittleOwlCrunchyMomma
Italian Dressing from Real Food and Real Fitness
20+ Paleo Salad Dressings from Life Made Full
Creamy Roasted Garlic Dressing from With Food+Love
Avocado Salad Dressing from Health Extremist
Healthy Salad Dressings to Make As Frugal Gifts from Kitchen Stewardship
Simple Homemade Caesar (Gluten Free) from Real Food Whole Health