16 Homemade Salad Dressings That Will Actually Make You Want to Eat Salad

Never thought we'd see the day

For a long time, we considered salad to be a necessary evil. Yes, it’s nutritious, but it’s also basically just leaves. That is, until we discovered some of these meal-changing homemade dressings. Pass the arugula, please.

The Kitchn

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Keep it simple, keep it in your fridge 24/7.

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The Honour System

Homemade Ranch

We won’t tell if you use it on wings, too.

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A Couple Cooks

Green Goddess Dressing

Wait, so we’ll look like a goddess if we eat enough, right?

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The Roasted Root

Creamy Raspberry Vinaigrette

Looks like Pepto-Bismol, tastes like heaven.

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Carrot-ginger Dressing

Like a Japanese restaurant in the comfort of your own home.

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Carlsbad Cravings

Asian Peanut Coconut Dressing

Permission to eat this stuff by the spoonful?

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High Heels and Grills

Creamy Mango Chipotle Dressing

Your summer staple, right this way.

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The Garden Grazer

Blueberry-basil Dressing

Best enjoyed outside.

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Domestic Superhero

Chunky Blue Cheese Dressing

Oh, yes please.

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Love Grows Wild

Poppy Seed Dressing

Those mandarins are like, “Yesss, give us more.”

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Noming Thru Life

Garlic Miso Dressing

Taste the rainbow with a hint of garlic.

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The Cozy Apron

Citrus-honey Dressing With Fresh Mint

Almost too pretty to devour.

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Averie Cooks

Cranberry-apple Cider Dressing

Save this baby for Thanksgiving.

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The Londoner

Pesto Dressing

But eat this one whenever the hell you want.

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Lemons & Basil

Balsamic Almond And Turmeric Dressing

And so continues our obsession with turmeric.

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The Cafe Sucre Farine

Lemon-thyme Dressing

It’s about thyme salad got interesting.

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