23 savoury and sweet salad dressing recipes

Any of these Test Kitchen salad dressing recipes will wake up your salads. So fast, easy and tasty, you'll never buy bottled dressing again!

By CanadianLiving.com

Delectable dressings for your salad: 1-12
Honey Poppy Seed Dressing
Photography by Matthew Kimura
Apple Mustard Dressing
Apple juice concentrate is stronger flavoured than apple juice so it gives lots of taste without diluting the dressing. Vegetable stock is a useful ingredient when you're trying to eliminate or reduce oil.

Buttermilk Peppercorn Dressing
Try this ranch-inspired blend with Boston lettuce, sweet onion and red peppers.

Caesar Salad Dressing
The mystery ingredient that makes for creamy smoothness is tofu. This dressing makes enough to coat 12 cups (3 L) torn romaine (about 1 head) and 1 cup (250 mL) croutons, and serves eight.

Chili Lime Dressing
This slightly chunky salsa-based dressing is great on hearty greens, such as torn romaine lettuce

Feta Cheese Dressing
In order to keep the fat content as low as possible, we use mainly buttermilk in this creamy Greek-style dressing.

Fruity Nut Dressing
This is decidedly delicious and much easier than stuffing the turkey on Christmas morning.

Garlic Dill Ranch Dressing
This is a great zesty alternative to the traditional creamy dressing.

Garlic Dill Ranch Dressing Mix
A gift from the kitchen is a creative and delicious way of showing love to friends and family. Use this mix as a base for a crowd-pleasing dressing, or combine it with softened cream cheese for a dip. Expect to get rave reviews.

Goat Cheese Salad Dressing
The unique, tangy flavour of goat cheese is lovely with chilled asparagus or green beans, or with a spinach salad with garlicky croutons. If you can't find fines herbs goat cheese, use 1/4 tsp (1 mL) dried fines herbs and regular goat cheese. If made ahead of time, the dressing thickens and turns into a great dip.

Green Goddess Dressing
Try this dressing for a change. Drizzle it over a fresh, crisp bed of mixed greens.

Homemade Salad Dressing
An old fashioned standby that preceded mayonnaise in popularity, this dressing can also be used for tuna, egg, potato and chicken salads.

Honey Poppy Seed Dressing (seen in image above)
This creamy, sweet dressing with a hint of citrus pairs nicely with a spinach and strawberry salad. For 4 servings, toss 1/3 cup (75 mL) dressing with about 8 cups (2 L) greens.

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