There's nothing sadder than a boring salad. Here: nine easy salad dressings you can make at home to add a little extra oomph to dinner. After all, no one eats a salad for the lettuce.


Carrot Ginger Dressing

This Japanese-inspired dressing pairs best with a simple salad--think romaine, carrots, cukes and tomato.

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Dijon Poppy Seed Dressing

This guy gets its flavor from Greek yogurt, poppy seeds, cider vinegar and mustard. Use it on a spinach salad topped with sweet and tangy fruit.

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Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Whatever, diet. (And hello, wedge.)

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Almond Honey Mustard

Your classic honey mustard gets a delicious kick from almond butter, orange juice and garlic. Pair it with your favorite greens, shredded chicken, grapes and feta.

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Thai Peanut Dressing

This stuff was made to pour over shredded cabbage and carrots.

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Creamy Avocado Dressing

This Southwestern charmer works with just about anything--but we love it with romaine, tomatoes, corn and grilled shrimp.

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Balsamic Almond and Turmeric Dressing

Drizzle this sweet honey and smoky paprika concoction on a hearty fall salad packed with sweet potato, Brussels sprouts and pecans.

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Curried Hummus Dressing

Goes best with a Greek-style salad--like cucumbers, onion, tomato, feta, Kalamata olives and quinoa.

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