Making your own salad dressing is fast, easy, and tasty.
Basic Vinaigrette

Put down the bottle and pick up the whisk! 

For a basic vinaigrette, start with three parts oil to one part vinegar, adjusting the ratio to taste. Season, then whisk until smooth or pour into a jar and shake. 

Once you've got that down, customize with the ideas below so you can actually get excited to eat that big bowl of greens.

Tarragon Dijon


Vinegar: apple cider vinegar

Mix-ins: lemon juice, honey, fresh tarragon, Dijon

kale collard salad with lemon dressing
Credit: Photography by Christopher Testani

Not-Your-Basic Balsamic


Vinegar: balsamic vinegar

Mix-ins: anchovy paste, dried Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper flakes

italian three bean salad

Pineapple Spice

Oil: canola oil

Vinegar: rice wine vinegar

Mix-ins: pineapple juice, ground allspice, fresh thyme

Jerk-y Shrimp & Mango Pasta Salad
Credit: Photography by Lucas Zarebinski