Homemade Salad Dressing
February 27, 2023 | Justine Hoover
I go back and forth with making homemade salad dressing. Sometimes I really enjoy it and other times I prefer to buy a bottle from the store. I have most of the ingredients on hand in my kitchen – oil, vinegar or fruit juice, and seasonings. This makes it easy to mix together a salad dressing when we need it.
I make homemade salad dressing most often when it is part of a recipe for a salad. Some of my favorite Spend Smart. Eat Smart. recipes with a homemade salad dressing are:
- Broccoli Salad
- Confetti Rice and Bean Salad
- Cool Cucumber Salad
- Orange Dressing with Fruit and Greens
- Zesty Whole Grain Salad
We recently updated our tip sheet on making your own homemade salad dressing. This tip sheet includes a basic recipe that you can adjust so it is just how you like it. You can try different types of oil (canola, olive, or vegetable), different types of acid (vinegar or fruit juice), and different seasonings. The tip sheet provides you with some guidelines for amounts of each ingredient. Check it out if you want to make your own salad dressing.