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Six glass containers of salad dressings.

6 Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Healthy homemade salad dressing recipes that are super easy to make — from a basic balsamic vinaigrette to peanut, honey mustard and cilantro lime. All dressings are gluten-free, vegan-friendly and paleo-friendly.


Ingredients

Apple Cider Vinegar 

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt + more if needed
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper + more if needed

Zesty Tahini 

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4  cup low-sodium tamari or soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic

Peanut 

  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons low sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • a pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • water, to thin

Honey Mustard

  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey (or maple syrup for a vegan version)
  • 2 Tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • ground pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Cilantro Lime

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ½1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander

Balsamic

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon dijon
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil and/or thyme (optional)

 


Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until combined. Add water to thin if needed.
  2. Alternatively some of these dressings (balsamic, cilantro lime, apple cider vinegar, etc)  work fine without blending. simply add to a mason jar and shake until all the ingredients are well combined.
  • Category: Dressinig
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
  • Calories: 100
  • Sugar: 7g
  • Fat: 7g
  • Carbohydrates: 13g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: salad dressing

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