Dress up your vegetables and meats with these saucy homemade dressings! Pour over veggies or use as a creamy dip for strips of meat, however you enjoy them you will know these healthy homemade salad dressings are 100% free from hydrogenated oils, artificial flavorings, preservatives, added sugar, food colorings and any other less than desirable things that lurk in bottles of most store-bought dressings.
These recipes are easy to make, usually nothing more than a blender is required. Homemade versions are often more economically viable and give you the opportunity to customize them with your favorite flavors.
I use dressings most to “dress” up finger foods like veggie sticks, sautéed greens, fish and meat. Healthy homemade salad dressings are nice to have on hand in the fridge, making them accessible to the whole family to grab whenever they want.
The consistent interest in this round up inspired an entire section of Sauces, Dips and Dressings in The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook
These healthy homemade salad dressings are all low carb, gluten free and paleo, some are dairy free.
RECIPE NOTE: A quick word here – not everyone is on board with a high fat diet so you might see recommendations for low-fat yogurts or sour cream. If I were to make any recipe I would use full fat dairy products (cheeses, yogurt, sour cream, buttermilk etc). In my opinion, the creamier the better!
The Basics Behind Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings
Fats and Oils avocado, avocado oil, coconut milk, coconut oils, egg yolks, extra virgin olive oil, macadamia nut oil, sesame oil, tahini and other nut butters
Acids lemon, lime, and orange juices, raw apple cider vinegar
Flavorings herbs (basil, dill, garlic, horseradish, oregano, rosemary, shallots, thyme), spices (ginger, horseradish, mustard, turmeric), salt, black pepper
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True to its name this dressing is easy, peasy.
Use seasonal herbs to make this recipe special all year round.
Dress your salad up with a citrusy splash!
Those juicy scallops make me hungry! What a great flavor combination.
This is a recipe I will make often!
A creamy avocado chipotle dressing.
This blue cheese dressing is super rich and cheesy.
Here is another winner! This spicy sauce sounds good for just about anything.
A classic recipe for good reason – so refreshing and great for summer.
Dip into this classic buttermilk ranch dressing!
A thoughtful dairy free version with a coconut milk base
Every thing is better with avocado.
Food should not be boring! Dress up your food with these healthy homemade salad dressings, eat nutritional food and enjoy your life!