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6 Healthy Salad Dressings You Can Make At Home

Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes are easy to make and store in your fridge. Try them all or choose your favorites – balsamic, seed butter, apple cider vinegar, avocado, berry, and honey mustard. Use these salad dressing recipes on pasta dishes, mason jar salads, or even as chicken marinades!

six different healthy salad dressings in 8 oz mason jars. Each one has a yellow label with name written on front.

Healthy Salad Dressing

Have you ever wondered how you could make your favorite salad dressings in a healthy, more affordable version? This post shares 6 healthy salad dressing recipes that are packed full of nutrition and easy to make! 

As a mama, I read a lot of food package labels. And most of the time after reading the ingredients on a label, I tend to put it back on the shelf. There are so many food products that are full of unwanted preservatives, excess salt and TONS of sugar – especially salad dressings!

Have you ever looked at the ingredients of store-bought salad dressings? It’s kinda scary when you do. There are so many names I can’t even pronounce – it just doesn’t seem right to feed those to my family.

Well luckily, there is a much healthier alternative that also costs less… you can make your own homemade healthy salad dressing recipes!

These salad dressing recipes are so simple and easy to make. If you make them at home, you can control the quantity, which means you’ll have less clutter taking up space in the fridge. Once you try a few of these recipes you’ll quickly learn which ones are your favorites and what dishes you’d like to pair them with.

These recipes aren’t just great for salads! You can use them in quinoa bowls, on top of roasted veggies, pasta dishes, or even as a marinade on fish or chicken!

All of these dressings are made with whole natural ingredients that you’ll feel good about sharing with your family. Each recipe makes about 1 ½ cups, which is the perfect size to store in 8 oz mason jars (you can grab some here).

apple cider vinegar salad dressing in a mason jar on a wood cutting board.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar Salad Dressing

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ Tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove – minced
  • salt and pepper – to taste

DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients together in a mason jar. Seal the lid and shake up to mix. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks. Re-shake the jar before using it again.

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balsamic vinegar dressing in a mason jar with yellow label on front.

2. Balsamic Salad Dressing Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove – minced
  • salt and pepper – to taste

DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients together in a mason jar. Seal the lid and shake up to mix. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks. Re-shake the jar before using it again.

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seed butter dressing in a mason jar on cutting board with kale and kitchen towel blurred in background.

3. Seed Butter Salad Dressing

INGREDIENTS:

  • ½ cup seed butter or nut butter – sunflower seed, almond, peanut butter, etc.
  • 3 Tbsp tamari sauce or soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp water
  • ½ Tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove – minced

DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients together in a mason jar. Seal the lid and shake up to mix. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks. Re-shake the jar before using it again.

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avocado salad dressing on a wood cutting board in mason jar

4. Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro – optional
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 fresh limes, juiced – about 4 Tbsp
  • 1 garlic clove – minced
  • salt and pepper – to taste

DIRECTIONS: Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a mason jar and seal the lid and shake up to mix. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks. Re-shake the jar before using it again.

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honey mustard dressing in a mason jar on wood cutting board

5. Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • ½ fresh lemon – juiced
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper – to taste

DIRECTIONS: Combine all ingredients together in a mason jar. Seal the lid and shake up to mix. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks. Re-shake the jar before using it again.

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blueberry vinaigrette in a mason jar on wood cutting board.

6. Blueberry Vinaigrette

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ½ fresh lemon – juiced
  • 3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • pinch of salt

DIRECTIONS: Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a mason jar and drizzle over salad. This dressing is best when served fresh. I recommend making it in smaller batches and serving the same day.

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Six Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Salads just got easier with this collection of 6 simple, delicious and healthy salad dressing recipes! Perfect for on-the-go, these recipes won't disappoint!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing:

Balsamic Dressing:

Seed Butter Dressing:

Creamy Avocado Dressing:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup chopped cilantro - optional
  • 4 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 fresh limes, juiced - about 4 Tbsp
  • 1 garlic clove - minced
  • salt and pepper - to taste

Honey Mustard Dressing:

Blueberry Vinaigrette:

Instructions

Apple Cider Vinegar Dressing:

  • Combine all ingredients together in a mason jar. Seal the lid and shake up to mix. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks. Re-shake the jar before using again.

Balsamic Vinegar Dressing:

  • Combine all ingredients together in a mason jar. Seal the lid and shake up to mix. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks. Re-shake the jar before using it again.

Seed Butter Dressing:

  • Combine all ingredients together in a mason jar. Seal the lid and shake up to mix. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks. Re-shake the jar before using it again.

Creamy Avocado Dressing:

  • Add ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour in to a mason jar and seal the lid and shake up to mix. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks. Re-shake the jar before using it again.

Honey Mustard Dressing:

  • Combine all ingredients together in a mason jar. Seal the lid and shake up to mix. Store in the fridge for up to two weeks. Re-shake the jar before using it again.

Blueberry Vinaigrette:

  • Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a mason jar and drizzle over salad. This dressing is best when served fresh. I recommend making it in smaller batches and serving the same day.

Please note these nutritional values provided above are just an estimate. Actual numbers will vary based on brands and ingredients you choose, and your preferred portion sizes.

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