12 Dressings That Guarantee Your Salad Won't Suck

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Eating a salad without dressing is like eating an ice cream sundae without fudge or caramel — you just don't do it! If your go-to dressing is store-bought or simple oil and vinegar, let these vinaigrette and creamy dressing recipes inspire you to upgrade your homemade salads.

Green Goddess Dressing
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Green Goddess Dressing

The iconic green goddess dressing is so full of greens, it's like eating a salad within a salad.

Mason Jar Salad Dressings
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Mason Jar Salad Dressings

It's easy to get tired of the same salad dressing every day. But this three-in-one dressing lets you build off the base vinaigrette dressing to create a citrus-garlic dressing and a ranch vinaigrette.

Creamy Avocado Dressing
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Creamy Avocado Dressing

Avocado replaces mayo and dairy for a creamy vegan dressing.

Red Wine Vinaigrette
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Red Wine Vinaigrette

This red wine vinaigrette couldn't be easier to whip together. The secret is using a crushed garlic clove and plenty of salt and freshly ground pepper.

Olive Garden's Italian Salad Dressing
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Olive Garden's Italian Salad Dressing

Love Olive Garden's salad? Re-create a creamy Italian dressing at home that tastes similar to the restaurant's with plenty of parmesan and Italian herbs.

Classic Caesar Dressing
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Classic Caesar Dressing

No need to go to a restaurant for classic caesar dressing — make your own at home and massage it in kale for a salad you can easily pack in a mason jar.

Matcha Salad Dressing
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Matcha Salad Dressing

Matcha, the finely ground green tea often used in sweet applications, has a grassy, umami flavor that ought to be utilized in savory recipes too like this matcha salad dressing.

Blue Cheese-Yogurt Dressing
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Blue Cheese-Yogurt Dressing

Who doesn't love blue cheese dressing? This version is lightened up with plain yogurt instead of cream.

Honey-Sherry Vinaigrette
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Honey-Sherry Vinaigrette

Toss tender butter lettuce and stone fruit in a three-ingredient honey-sherry vinaigrette.

Lime Vinaigrette
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Lime Vinaigrette

Taco salads are instantly upgraded with a spicy lime vinaigrette seasoned with plenty of chopped cilantro.

Pomegranate Vinaigrette
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Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Those who can't get enough of shallot will be instant fans of this pomegranate vinaigrette.