Salad Dressing Recipes

salad dressing recipes

At last! We've paired healthful salads with healthful dressings that taste great. The secret's literally in the can. Here's how it works: a puréed canned fruit or vegetables replaces the oil traditionally found in salad dressings, cutting calories, while providing an unexpected dose of fruits and vegetables. Brilliant! With these recipes, ladling on a little more dressing simply adds more fruit or vegetables to a meal, making the half your plate goal a little bit easier!

Try these 11 healthy, easy-to-prepare dressings as part of these delicious salad recipes. Use the dressings in other ways too, to keep your salads, pastas, meats, wraps and sandwiches all "dressed to the nines."


To put these dressings in perspective, consider that two tablespoons of an average bottled vinaigrette contain 150 calories and 16 grams of fat. Our dressings range from 14 to 46 calories per two tablespoons with a range of 0 to 2.5 grams of fat. Now that's an ideal choice for any health-conscious American looking to get one step closer to getting the recommended 4.5 cups of fruits and vegetables each day.

Here is a comparison chart for nutritional reference:

 Dressing Comparison Chart

Dressing Comparison Chart
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Note: Nutrition information based off of 2016 data