25 Homemade Salad Dressings (paleo and primal-friendly)

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A good salad dressing turns an ordinary salad into an amazing salad.   And now that warm weather is upon us again, salad season is in full swing.  Need some inspiration? Here are 25 of my favorite Homemade Salad Dressings.

You may have seen my post on 22 Beautiful Salads last week.  I’ve been having tons of fun trying out all the great recipes.  This week, it’s all about the dressings.  I have to admit:  I love condiments.  We eat pretty simple around here, so tasty, tangy dressings are a must.  I always have an assortment of glass jars in my fridge door filled with dressings and sauces that i like to make.

I find that store-bought dressings almost always use industrial seed oils (like canola, sunflower, and safflower) and contain additives and emulsifiers that I prefer to avoid.  Luckily, homemade salad dressings are a breeze to make.  Here are 25 simple and delicious salad dressings for you to try at home:



1. Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette from Rubies and Radishes

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2. Almost Ranch Dressing from Meatified

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3. Creamy Avocado Dressing (dairy free) from Tasty Yummies

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4.  Italian Vinaigrette from Peace, Love, and Love Carb

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5. Easy Homemade Ranch Dressing (dairy) from Holistic Squid

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6. Creamy Dill Dressing (dairy free) from It’s a Love Love Thing

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7. Kefir and Bacon Blue Cheese Dressing (dairy) from Real Food RN

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8. The Best Organic Strawberry Dressing Ever from Whole Lifestyle Nutrition

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9. Smokey Tomato Vinaigrette from Tasty Yummies

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10. Spicy Mango Vinaigrette from Happy Healthnut

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11. Coconut Almond Dressing from Butter Believer

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12.  Garlic Dijon Vinaigrette from Healy Eats Real

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13. Spicy Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette from The Rising Spoon

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14.  Probiotic Salad Dressing from Fostering Nutrition

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15. Amazing Asian Dressing from Life Made Full

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16. Probiotic Rich Lemon Poppyseed Dressing from Pickle Me Too

17.  Paleo Caesar Dressing from The Paleo Mom 

 18. Blueberry Vinaigrette from Predominately Paleo

19. Hot Bacon Vinaigrette from The Happy Healthnut

20. Pear Chardonnay Vinaigrette from The Organic Kitchen

21. Kombucha Vinaigrette from Nourishing Joy

22. Honey Mustard Dressing from Life Made Full

23. Maple Mustard Dressing from Jaybird

24. Strawberry Rosemary Dressing from Meatified

25. Taco Salad Dressing from Canada Girl Eats Paleo



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Do you have a favorite salad dressing?  Please share in the comments below!

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  1. says

    Just pinned some great sounding recipes! I’ll be making some summer salads using these for sure. I plan on reporting my “findings” on our women’s fitness website. Fun and yum!!

  2. Marianne Engelen says

    I often make this dressing for mixed salads :

    2 tbl spoons dried tomato paste
    1 teaspoon shredded garlic
    2 teaspoons mustard
    4 tbl spoons white vinegar
    1 teaspoon honey
    1 /2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon grounded black pepper
    2 tbl spoons mayonaise (light)
    3 tbl spoons low fat milk

    Mix together until it thickens. Add more milk if it’s too thick. Add salt and pepper as you like.


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