10 Amazing Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes recipes for healthy salad dressings

These Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes will help you make healthy homemade salads flavorful, and easy.

Along with the 10 healthy salad dressing for weight loss, you’ll find lots of easy salad recipes to help you lose weight, or maintain it.

Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

These healthy homemade dressings can be made in a jar (with a lid) or in a bowl… directions for both have been included.

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And we’ve used some fun oils and vinegars to spice things up… all oils are interchangeable. You can even use MCT Oil in these salad dressing recipes!

These 10 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes for Weight Loss are low calorie, and easy to make!

10 Amazing Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make low calorie salad dressings homemade.

From shopping lists, to a printable recipe card, you’ll even find the 5 best healthy oils for salad dressings.

Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients in Skinny Salad Dressing Recipes (shopping lists!)
  • How to Make Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes for Weight Loss
  • 10 Amazing Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes (recipe card!)
  • 10 Low Calorie Salad Recipes

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in my email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin these weight loss salad dressings to Pintrest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, shopping lists for all 10 healthy salad dressing recipes for weight loss…

Ingredients in Skinny Salad Dressing Recipes

As we noted above, you can interchange the oils you use in these 10 low calorie salad dressing.

Here are our favorite healthy oils for salad dressings…

Healthy Oils for Salad Dressing Recipes:

Shopping Lists for Salad Dressing Recipes for Weight Loss:

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Salad Dressing:

  • Honey
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Spicy brown mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Spicy Mustard Vinaigrette Salad Dressing:

  • Red wine vinegar- such as zinfandel vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Water

Strawberry Citrus Vinaigrette Salad Dressing:

  • Strawberries 
  • Orange juice
  • White wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing/Dip:

  • 0% Greek Yogurt
  • Garlic clove 
  • Chopped chives
  • Dried parsley
  • Dried dill
  • Salt and pepper
  • White vinegar
  • Avocado 
  • Water 

Walnut Raspberry Salad Dressing:

  • White wine vinegar
  • Raspberry jam
  • Shallot
  • Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • Walnut oil
  • Water

Garlic-Ginger Salad Dressing:

  • Raspberry vinegar
  • Walnut oil or olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Ginger root 
  • Salt
  • Honey

Garlic Herb Vinaigrette:

  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Dried basil
  • Salt and pepper

Skinny Caesar Dressing:

  • 0% Greek yogurt
  • Water
  • Dijon mustard
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic clove 

Greek Style Salad Dressing:

  • Capers
  • Kalamata olives
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Splash of the Caper Juice 
  • Pepper

Pomegranate Vinaigrette:

  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Dijon mustard
  • Salt
  • Pomegranate juice
  • Extra-virgin olive oil

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of the best skinny salad dressings you want to make. It will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for homemade salad dressings to lose weight can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make salad dressings to lose weight in jars (with lids) or in a bowl…

How to Make Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes for Weight Loss

Every time I visit the grocery store I see a minimum of two people staring at rows and rows of preservative filled salad dressings.

I want to shout out to them “you already have everything to make salad dressing at home.”

Try these 10 all natural and delicious Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes and put aside the chemical-filled salad dressings that will stay good for a year.

Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

How to Make a Salad Dressing Recipe for Weight Loss in a JAR:

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a medium to large jar.
  2. Cover tightly and shake for 30-60 seconds.
  3. Uncover, taste, add more salt or pepper as needed, and serve.
  4. Will hold in the fridge for 4 days.

How to Make Salad Dressing Recipe for Weight Loss in a BOWL:

  1. Add all the ingredients (except any oil) to a medium bowl. Whisk together until well mixed and thick ingredients dissolved.
  2. While whisking, slowly pour the oil to the bowl.
  3. Taste, add more salt or pepper as needed, and serve.
  4. Move leftovers to a jar or lidded container. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for best homemade salad dressing for weight loss…

10 Amazing Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Remember real food will go bad and these dressings will last for about a week in your fridge. If need be cut the recipe in half or more to make the appropriate amount.

Here’s my collection of Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes. Change up the recipes to accommodate what you have. For example, switch out orange juice for pomegranate in the Pom Vinaigrette and you have a zesty citrus vinaigrette.

Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

10 Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes for Weight Loss

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These 10 healthy salad dressing recipes for weight loss can be made in a jar (with a lid) or in a bowl.
We based the nutrition off the first recipe, the Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Salad Dressing.
Make sure to see below for 10 low calorie salad recipes!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course dressing
Cuisine American, French
Servings 4 servings
Calories 20 kcal

Ingredients
  

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette Salad Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Spicy Mustard Vinaigrette Salad Dressing:

  • 1 cup red wine vinegar- such as zinfandel vinegar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon good extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water

Strawberry Citrus Vinaigrette Salad Dressing:

  • 5 strawberries minced or blended
  • ¼ cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing/Dip:

  • 1 cup 0% Greek Yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove shredded with a cheese grater
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1/2 avocado smashed with the back of a fork
  • 1-3 tablespoons water to reach desired consistency

Walnut Raspberry Salad Dressing:

  • 1 ½ tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons raspberry jam
  • 2 teaspoons minced shallot
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • teaspoon each salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 tablespoon water

Garlic-Ginger Salad Dressing:

  • cup raspberry vinegar
  • ¾ cup walnut oil or olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ½ inch ginger root peeled and minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Garlic Herb Vinaigrette:

  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons good Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Skinny Caesar Dressing:

  • ½ cup 0% Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 4 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove shredded- use your cheese gratersalt and pepper to taste

Greek Style Salad Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 2 tablespoons Kalamata olives finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Splash of the Caper Juice – the liquid they are stored in
  • pepper to taste

Pomegranate Vinaigrette:

  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate juice
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

How to Make a Salad Dressing Recipe for Weight Loss in a JAR:

  • Add all of the ingredients to a medium to large jar.
  • Cover tightly and shake for 30-60 seconds.
  • Uncover, taste, add more salt or pepper as needed, and serve.
  • Will hold in the fridge for 4 days.

How to Make Salad Dressing Recipe for Weight Loss in a BOWL:

  • Add all the ingredients (except any oil) to a medium bowl. Whisk together until well mixed and thick ingredients dissolved.
  • While whisking, slowly pour the oil to the bowl.
  • Taste, add more salt or pepper as needed, and serve.
  • Move leftovers to a jar or lidded container. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Sodium: 61mgCalcium: 2mgSugar: 4.4gFiber: 0gPotassium: 18mgCholesterol: 0mgCalories: 20kcalSaturated Fat: 0gFat: 0gProtein: 0gCarbohydrates: 4.5gIron: 0mg
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10 Low Calorie Salad Recipes

Chicken with Quinoa Salad Meal Prep Recipe
This meal prep chicken quinoa slaw recipe is just 355 calories, and can be made in 30 minutes or less!
Use this recipe card to choose your number of servings. This recipe will make 3 servings, but you can easily double or triple the recipe by clicking the 2X and 3X buttons below.
This chicken and quinoa salad is best cold, but if you prefer it hot, see the note below on keeping the slaw separate.
Check out this recipe
Meal Prep Crunchy Chicken Quinoa Slaw
Healthy Vegetarian Salad with Millet
This low calorie vegan millet salad recipe is just 407 calories, and is packed full of protein (15.9g!)
Making a vegan salad hearty and satisfying is all about the grains… and millet is often underused.
Millet is wonderful for balancing hormones, to assist in weight loss and weight maintenance. And it's gluten-free too.
Check out this recipe
Vegan Salad with Millet
Pumpkin Fall Salad Recipe (LOW CALORIE)
This healthy pumpkin feta Fall salad is just 103 calories per 1.5 cups!
You can make your own (vegan!) Homemade Lemon Tahini Salad Dressing or use your favorite store-bought. This one has no oil and is low in calories.
This makes a great lunch salad for work (have a double serving or have 1/2 sandwich with it), as a side dish, even as a holiday dish!
Check out this recipe
Pumpkin Feta Fall Salad Recipe
Vegetarian Salad with Protein
This vegetarian recipe for chickpea salad is the perfect packed lunch salad! Plus, it has 17.8 grams of protein!
You can easily toss this recipe together and take it to work. This vegetarian salad with protein is also a great side dish for any dinner!
Take this easy lunch salad with you for yummy a protein packed lunch salad that costs less than $3!
Check out this recipe
Healthy Recipe for Chickpea Salad
Healthy Strawberry Salad with Chicken and Blue Cheese
This low calorie strawberry spinach salad with chicken is just 188 calories!
The healthy strawberry salad with chicken below is easy to make, and is a wonderful main course for lunch or dinner.
Check out this recipe
Strawberry Spinach Salad Recipe with Chicken
Low Calorie Classic Wedge Salad Recipe
This Steakhouse Wedge Salad Recipe is made healthy with our healthy blue cheese wedge salad dressing.
You can watch a video of Rachael Ray and I making this yummy blue cheese wedge salad dressing below, and find out how to make low calorie salad dressings with the help of Greek yogurt.
Check out this recipe
Steakhouse Wedge Salad Recipe
Low Calorie Apple Spinach Salad Recipe
This is the best ever spinach salad recipe! It's only 157 calories for over 2 cups, and is vegan and gluten free!
Our Low Calorie Apple Spinach Salad Recipe makes a great side dish, lunch or dinner.
Try adding in some protein if you plan on enjoying this as a main course.
Check out this recipe
Best Ever Spinach Salad Recipe
Low Calorie Caprese Salad Recipe
This Low Calorie Caprese Salad Recipe is easy and yummy!
You can enjoy this recipe for caprese salads as a side dish or first course. It's full of protein and a delicious way to use up vine ripened tomatoes.
Check out this recipe
Low Calorie Caprese Salad Recipe
Low Calorie Recipe for Avocado Salad
This Low Calorie Recipe for Avocado salad is easy and delicious.
Along with a recipe for avocado salads, you'll also find the best dressing for avocado salad. So you can make the best salad recipe with avocado.
Check out this recipe
Low Calorie Recipe for Avocado Salad
Weight Loss Salad with 7 Fat Burning Foods
Did you know that quinoa is a complete protein? It contains more protein than any other grain and the ancient Incas called it the "Mother Grain".
If you still feel you need more protein add some chicken, nuts or cheese to the salad.
Check out this recipe

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13 thoughts on “10 Amazing Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes”

  1. Hey! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after checking through some of the post I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely glad I found it and I’ll be book-marking and checking back often!

  2. Keep in mind the stuff from the store is packed full of preservatives and MSG (it has many names now) and both of these are known to CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN! Try all natural 🙂

    HAPPY COOKING!

  3. My fav is

    •2 – 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
    •1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
    •1 small clove garlic, minced
    •1/2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest (optional)
    •1/2 tsp. salt
    •1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
    •1/4 tsp. dry mustard

  4. These recipes look very good. How could I change/modify them to make a Parmesan peppercorn dressing? Many thank!

  5. I wish I could make my own dressing but I never like it as much as the store bought stuff! I’ve tried a dozen different kinds, because I know it’s healthier (and probably cheaper) than store-bought but I just…end up not liking it very much. Maybe I’ll give a couple of your recipes a try! 🙂

  6. Love this post! Making my own salad dressings is something I’ve been wanting to try. I am always one of those people staring blankly at the rows and rows of salad dressings..!

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