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From ranch to balsamic vinaigrette, here are the top 10 salad dressings that are delicious, easy to make, and healthier than store bought.

10 Easy Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes
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When Alex and I first started cooking together 10 years ago, we cleaned out our pantry of store-bought salad dressings and started making homemade salad dressing. Now, we’re not against buying salad dressing. But these days we almost always make time for homemade dressings because they are seriously delicious and healthier than store-bought. Keep reading for our top 10 salad dressing recipes.

Related: All our Homemade Salad Dressings!

Why make homemade salad dressing?

First though: why even bother making homemade salad dressing recipes? Is it worth the time investment? Here are the reasons that we spend the time and energy on making salad dressings at home:

  • Homemade salad dressings don’t have preservatives or lots of added salt and sugar. Salad dressing is never a health food: but it’s healthier to make salad dressing at home to bypass some of those added ingredients.
  • Homemade salad dressings are quick to make. All of these salad dressing recipes can be made in 5 to 10 minutes (or for one, 5 minutes of hands on time).
  • Homemade salad dressing recipes taste amazing. Really. All of these dressings taste much better than the typical store bought bottles. Ready to get cooking?

Don’t just stop at homemade salad dressings: try making Homemade Croutons too!

And now, our top 10 salad dressings!

Looking for more ways to top a salad?

Outside of our top 10 salad dressings, we’ve got lots more that are just as tasty. Here are a few more we love!

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. Kirsti says:

    These salad dressings look great! So excited to try them out – especially the caesar and ranch dressings as I haven’t had them in ages! Yum.

    1. Sonja says:

      Thank you so much! The Caesar and Ranch are two of our favorites. Let us know what you think!