Salad Dressing Recipes

UDATED 1/2020

Salad Dressing Recipes includes French Dressing, Blue Cheese with Port Wine and a restaurant style old fashioned creamy homemade Italian Salad Dressing.

Customized your salad dressings by using ingredients you like, changing quantities or making substitutions.

If you prefer balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar over apple cider vinegar in recipe, then make substitution.

One of the many advantages of making homemade salad dressings from scratch is making it your way.

After a little practice with the original recipe, make it adding things you like to the recipe and things you don't like, if any, eliminate until it is perfect for you.

There are 3 common types of Salad Dressing Recipes.

Three Types Of
  Salad Dressing Recipes

  • French 

    It is made with oil, an acid such as vinegar and lemon juice, and seasonings.

  • Mayonnaise

    It is simple, made with egg, oil, acid and seasonings.

    FDA regulation states Mayonnaise contains not less than 65 percent by weight of vegetable oil.

  • Salad Dressing 

    It is cooked and sometimes referred to as boiled salad dressing in old fashioned recipes.

    It is made with eggs, liquid, and seasonings like the commercial ones on the shelves referred to as just "Salad Dressing" which resembles mayonnaise.

    FDA regulation states Mayonnaise contains not less than 65 percent by weight of vegetable oil.

    It states Salad Dressings contain not less than 30 percent by weight of vegetable oil.

French Salad Dressing

Phase 1

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika

Mix the above ingredients in a small mixing bowl and set aside.

Phase 2

  • 1/2 cup tomato Ketchup

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoon light Karo (corn) syrup

  • 1 tablespoon minced green bell pepper

In another mixing bowl stir these ingredients together.

Add phase 1 to phase 2, one tablespoonful at a time, mixing in thoroughly after each addition.

Chill in refrigerator.

Serve on salad greens and raw vegetables.

Avocado Ranch Dressing Recipe

This is the best homemade Avocado Salad Dressing out there.

It is full of flavor with lots of Avocado in the recipe and some great tips for you.

Blue Cheese Dressing

This is a delicious, homemade salad dressing made the way you like it.

Updated to include a Port Wine Blue Cheese dressing so many enjoyed a few years ago.

Italian Salad Dressing

A rich and creamy dressing, inspired by a restaurant nestled in the mountains of North Carolina.

There are dozens of varieties of salad dressings within the three common types on grocery shelves.

There are also dozens of various Salad Dressing Recipes published in recipe books, magazines and online websites and blogs.

French Dressing Variations

For French Salad Dressing add one of more of these ingredients to each 1 cup of salad dressing base.

  • 1 hard boiled small egg or 1/2 jumbo egg, sieved

  • 1 slice bacon, cooked crisp, drained and crumbled

  • 3 oz. softened cream cheese cut in small pieces and slowly blend into dressing, using a blender

  • 1 tablespoon pimento, finely cut

  • 2 oz. blue cheese, crumpled and folded in

  • 2 teaspoons minced onion, mild or strong and color to your liking

  • 1 teaspoon parsley, finely chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika, gives mild flavor and color

Make healthier dressings if you prefer, by adjusting the Salad Dressing Recipes some of the ingredients.

For example, should you need to cut calories, lower the sugar and oil amounts.

Commercial salad dressings must contain not less than 30 per cent fat.*

Need to cut salt intake, lower the  amount or eliminate it completely!

Salt is overrated for enhancing the flavor of foods, in my opinion.

I think heavily salted foods masks the delicious true flavor of most foods including cooked vegetables and salad greens.

Homemade salad dressing can save you money. 

If you have discarded half of bottle of dressing at home, because it became too old before you could use it up, you can eliminate that, saving even more money.

Divide a recipe in half to make make a smaller amount if you need it or double the recipe if your family uses a large amount of dressing.

Related Pages

Cobb Salad Recipe

Includes delicious Homemade Ranch Dressing.

Cold Pasta Salad Recipe

Includes Cold Pasta Salad Dressing.

Cold Slaw Recipe

With Mayonnaise Dressing.

Deviled Egg Salad Recipe

With Mayonnaise Dressing

Italian Pasta Salad

With Homemade Italian Dressing

Seven Layer Salad

With Mayonnaise Dressing


What's New

  1. Key Lime Pie Recipe

    Key Lime Pie Recipe. Old fashioned key lime pie made with Florida key limes, sweetened condensed milk topped with meringue and sprinkled with coconut.

    Read More