Make Your Own Salad Dressing

Make Your Own Salad Dressings 1Own Salad Dressings 2Making your own salad dressings at home is one of those skills that's super easy and delicious. This time of year is an excellent time to start eating more greens in your diet, so here's three easy salad dressing recipes to help spruce up your veggies. We're going to make: homemade ranch dressing, cilantro lime vinaigrette, and our own homemade honey mustard dressing. Keep in mind that you can add any herbs or spices you prefer.

RanchRanch Dressing makes around 4 cups (twice as much as pictured)

Needed: 3/4 cup mayo, 3/4 cup greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1-2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 cup buttermilk, a handful of chopped green onions or chives, 1 tablespoon minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste.

Mix all ingredients together and drizzle on your favorite salad. Store in a sealable jar or other container and keep in your refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Cilantro LimeCilantro Lime Vinaigrette makes around 2 cups

Needed: 6 ounces olive oil, 3-4 tablespoons chopped cilantro, juice from 1 lime

Mix all ingredients together and drizzle on your favorite salad. Store in a sealable jar or other container and keep in your refrigerator for up to two weeks. 

Honey MustardHomemade Honey Mustard makes a little less than 2 cups

Needed: 3/4 cup honey, 1/2 cup dijon mustard, 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar

Mix all ingredients together and drizzle on your favorite salad. Store in a sealable jar or other container and keep in your refrigerator for up to two weeks.

Own Salad Dressings 3Own Salad Dressings 4Have fun making you own fresh batch of salad dressings! XO. Emma + Elsie

  • I will have to try these. I have been making my own balsamic vinaigrette for ages! I love the fresh taste of homemade dressings versus store bought 🙂

    Great recipes as always!

    a cup of subtle tea

  • I don’t know what I love more – these recipes or your pictures! Loving the spoons… you’re so creative and pay great attention to detail!

    xox Sam

  • Making salad dressing is so easy, and such a great way to use ingredients you may already have. Extra basil from that pasta recipe? Throw it in!

  • mmmm these are the kind of recipes that I love!!
    nothing like a salad with a good dressing…ok time to eat I’m hungry, I think that for today I’ll make the honey mustard!

  • I’ve always stuck with the same salad dressing recipe but I really want to try these ones now, especially the cilantro-lime one. Sounds yummy

  • Want to try the lime cilantro dressing. Hubby makes our ‘go to’ dressing, raspberry vinaigrette. Will be nice to switch it up a bit.

  • The cilantro-lime looks great for a salad with black beans and corn in it!

    I think normally vinaigrette’s normally have vinegar in them though, right? o.O

  • Please tell me I’m the only one that didn’t know that honey mustard was actually made with honey and mustard…

  • Yum! I am going to have to try this out, I make my own ranch because I don’t like store bought but I’ve usually stuck to buying other dressings I know I like. I love the cilantro idea! I’m trying that for dinner! Thanks for the great ideas!

  • I’m one of those people who can’t stand Cilantro (corriander)……it makes me die a little inside. But I love honey and mustard vinegrette so I’m definetly gonna try that one out.

  • Delicious! I love homemade caesar – garlic, worcestershire sauce, lemon juice, coddled egg, freshly ground pepper.

  • The first photo has a typo in cilantro :/ Not sure if that’s fixable but I wanted to point it out in case you didn’t already know!


  • Cilantro lime, get in my belly! I usually make my own dressings — my go-to is balsamic vinegar, a decent olive oil, a little finely-chopped garlic, a sprinkle of pepper and a squirt of honey. Delish!

  • Hi Elsie! Is there anyway to subscribe to your blog??? I can’t find the option anywhere!

  • Tried this straight away and is perfect!! Thanks so much! Love love love! 🙂 xxx

  • oohh my goodness!! these are so amazing and simple! and some of the veggies and herbs you could get straight from a garden <3 <3 absolutely amazing.

  • I always make my own salad dressings – they’re so quick and easy to do.

    Erm, Rose, I think you could possibly be the only one 😉

    Emma xx

  • just made the honey mustard and let me say…DELISH! thanks for the recipes!!

  • I love to make my own dressing! I usually make vinegarettes, but I have lots of buttermilk left over from the cupcakes I made last night so I will definitely be making ranch mmm. thanks for the inspiration!

  • Thanks for sharing very nice and delicious recipe. The ingredients are very good for health. I always make salad dressings at home and i am very good at it.

  • The only issue I always have with homemade salad dressing is the two-week limit. I don’t eat THAT much salad in two weeks that I’d use the whole bottle! And if I do eat enough salad to finish a bottle, I really like to mix up my salads and will hardly ever use the same dressing twice in a row!

  • OMG, my parents had that silverware when I was young! Can’t wait to try your honey mustard and ranch recipes and explore your blog more!

  • The Ranch was fabulous! Thank you – now I only have one question – where can we find those beautiful jars?

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  • Can you please tell me where you got the dressing jars (with lids)? I have been looking for these! Thanks.

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