Do you find yourself in a salad rut mainly due to uninteresting salad dressing recipes? Look no futher! Today I’m sharing 15 Salad Dressing Recipes to Get You Excited About Salad Again!
That time of year is here again where the weather is changing but it’s not quite summer. Most of us, if we are honest, avoid salad in the colder months as they don’t bear nearly the appeal as when the summer heat has set in and refreshing, light food is what we crave. I’ve tried a few times over the winter to ‘get my salad’ on with abysmal failure. Want to know why? It’s a dressing issue for me.
After starting to make my own dressing, store bought dressings just don’t seem to measure up. When I can muster the 5 minutes to make dressing, I’m all over salad. But I guess I’m sort of, well, lazy. We’ll chalk it up to hibernation inclinations (it’s really just being lazy, don’t let me food you).
I have oodles of great salad recipes and dressing recipes here on Boulder Locavore. It struck me I might be more motivated if I had a list of dressing recipes handy when I’m lacking inspiration (and being lazy). Maybe you’ll feel that way too. Some of these include seasonal ingredients but fortunately even those are available year round in some stores or on Amazon. Some of the dressings are paired with a particular salad but can be used with any tossed green salad too. Let me know which are your favorites!
Strawberry-Peach Balsamic Dressing
Homemade Russian Dressing (this homemade Russian Dressing is really to die for! I developed the recipe originally for a remake of a sandwich from the series Mad Mean but it’s too good not to use on a salad too)
Toasted Sesame-Ginger Dressing
Maple Pumpkin Butter Vinaigrette
I can’t wait to try out these dressings. The Russian dressing looks really good.
Some of my kids are HUGE salad fans. This is great to have so I can change things up a little bit! I know I’d get tired of the same salads all the time so this will be great to keep on hand!
Toni Dash says
You are already ahead if the kids like salad! Hopefully you’ll find some fun new options here.
Myrah Duque says
We are alway looking for new dressings and get out of our “Ranch” mode. The Spicy Peanut dressing sounds like a great start!
A great dressing for salad! Looks yummy and delicious. I love it. I try this soon. Thanks for this post.
janis @mommyblogexpert says
We eat a lot of salads and I’m always up for trying new homemade salad dressings for my family. Your Roasted Tomato Salad Dressing sounds amazing and I’ve bookmarked it so I can make it soon. Thanks for sharing
Annemarie LeBlanc says
The russian dressing and the spicy peanut dressing looks like something I would want to try the soonest time. I am going to get some veggies to chop up and toss them together with these awesome dressings! Thanks for the list.
These all sound so good. I’m always looking for more dressings to add to my recipe box. I think I’ll try the Russian dressing first. YUM!
All of these dressings sound delicious. I don’t know which one I want to try making first!
Claudia Krusch says
I am always looking for ways to change up my salads. I will have to try these all starting with Spicy Peanut Dressing.