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Homemade Salad Dressings: Varieties

Updated on June 19, 2013

Oil and Vinegar or Lemon Juice

Oil and Vinegar
Oil and Vinegar

Homemade Salad Dressings.

Try some of these easy recipes for homemade salad dressings. There are many different variations of homemade salad dressing and be sure to get creative by adding your own favorite spices and herbs. The base of the salad dressing is always the same--oil with vinegar or lemon juice.

Use olive oil, avocado oil or grape seed oil. All of these oils are good for your health, tasty and keep well to make these salad dressings.

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Dress up the greens with one of these delicious salad dressings.
Dress up the greens with one of these delicious salad dressings.


  • One cup of Olive oil
  • One half cup of cider vinegar or lemon juice
  • One-quarter cup of water
  • One tablespoon each of: tarragon, basil, oregano, salt and pepper
  • One tablespoon of capers
  • One tablespoon of dry parmesan cheese


  • Put all the ingredients in your blender and blend until it is thoroughly mixed.

Indian Flavor Salad Dressing


  • One cup of grape seed oil
  • One-half cup of wine vinegar
  • One-quarter cup of water
  • One teaspoon of chile powder
  • One teaspoon of curry powder
  • One garlic clove chopped
  • Two tablespoons of chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper taste

Blend in the blender until thoroughly mixed and serve over any vegetable salad.

Some Ingredients to add to the salad dressing

Add some onions
Add some onions
Pick out some fresh cilantro
Pick out some fresh cilantro
Jalapeno adds some heat
Jalapeno adds some heat
Tomatoes add flaovr
Tomatoes add flaovr

Mexican Flavor Salad Dressing


  • One cup of avocado oil
  • One-half cup of lemon juice
  • One-quarter cup of water
  • One serrano pepper chopped with seeds removed
  • One teaspoon of cumin powder
  • One-quarter cup of chopped cilantro
  • One-half tomato chopped
  • One-half of a small onion chopped

Blend the mixture in the blender until thoroughly mixed. Pour over any vegetable salad.

Make Caesar Salad Dressing

1/2 cup of olive oil

1/4 cup of wine vinegar

2 tablespoons of water

1 small can of anchovies with the oil

1 teaspoon each of oregano, basil, tarragon

1 fresh garlic clove

1/4 cup of dry parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper to taste

Put all the ingredients in the blender and mix until totally smooth.

Remove from the blender and put in a jar with a lid.

Make Blue Cheese Dressing

1/2 Cup of olive oil

1/4 Cup of fresh lemon juice

2 Tablespoons of water

1/4 chopped small onion

1/3 cup of fresh blue cheese

1 teaspoon each of tarragon and thyme

1 teaspoon of seasoned salt

1 teaspoon of black pepper

Blend the ingredients in the blender until smooth.

Remove from the blender and put in a jar with a lid.

Summing up for Salad Dressings

These salad dressings are similar but will have totally different tastes. You can get creative and put your own spices together. Keep a bottle in the fridge for last minute salads. The dressing will keep for at least a week. Everyone will love the different tastes with these easy recipes for homemade salad dressings.

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    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 

      5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Homemade Salad Dressings: Varieties wow! Incredible ideas for salad dressings I like all and olive oil is always added to my salad dressing

    • torrilynn profile image


      5 years ago

      carol7777, homemade salad dressing is an excellent idea.

      im always use to having ranch but i've recently changed to french.

      i shall incorporate the suggestions that you have made in your hub

      whenever i get a salad in the near future. thanks and voted up.

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      sangeeta verma 

      5 years ago from Ludhiana India

      Voted up and useful. thanks for sharing the hubs.

    • anuramkumar profile image


      5 years ago from Chennai, India

      These are definitely great options for salad dressing. Voted up.

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      Victoria Lynn 

      5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      I love homemade salad dressings. Great hub! Pinning!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Carol, thanks for sharing these different salad dressing recipes. This is awesome. Bookmarked and voted up, useful and awesome. Shared too.

    • carol7777 profile imageAUTHOR

      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Good idea...and they do have a good shelf life.

    • RTalloni profile image


      6 years ago from the short journey

      Preparing these ahead of time to use as gifts, especially if recipe cards are included (with your hub address, of course). Thanks!


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