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10 Salad Dressing Recipes That Are More Special Than Olivia Wilde’s

written by ROSIE HATCH
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Source: Getty Images, Two Peas & Their Pod

Salads are a standby dinner option that makes it easy to get your greens in. But when you’re making one at home, salads often don’t taste quite as special as the delicious medleys you can get at your nearest Sweetgreen. I’m going to let you in on a little secret straight from Olivia Wilde’s kitchen: a homemade salad dressing can take your at-home salads to a whole new level.

When you keep a bottle of fresh dressing in the fridge, it makes preparing salads for a quick dinner or—say, an impromptu rendezvous—a snap. You will not only save calories, but you can tailor the flavor to make mouth-watering meals, every time. Homemade salads will no longer be an unexciting, default option, but a full meal even Jason Sudeikis would look forward to. 

Here are 10 tasty salad dressing recipes you can make yourself. From rich and creamy to light and flavorful—pick your go-to or try something new! Either way, you won’t go the store-bought route again.


1. Avocado Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing


2. Thai Peanut Dressing


3. Homemade Italian Dressing


4. Creamy Berry Poppy Seed Dressing


5. Dairy-Free Caesar Dressing


6. Honey Balsamic Dressing

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7. French Vinaigrette 


8. Carrot Ginger Dressing

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9. Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing


10. Greek Dressing

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