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Easy Homemade Salad Dressing in 1, 2, 3!

Ban the bottle. Boring, premade salad dressings filled with preservatives, food colorings, and other fillers simply don’t belong on your dinner plate.

Did you know whipping up homemade salad dressing only takes a few minutes and tastes so much better than the bottled varieties? Plus, one salad dressing recipe can make enough for multiple meals. Let’s get mixing!

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

You don’t have to give up your love of ranch dressing when making healthier choices. This low-fat option from EatingWell comes together in just five minutes with reduced-fat mayonnaise and fresh chopped herbs. Try this homemade salad dressing as a dip for baby carrots or green pepper slices.

Roasted Tomato Vinaigrette

Are you looking for a new way to spice up roasted potatoes or grilled shrimp? A drizzle of this tomato vinaigrette from EatingWell will do the trick. At just 19 calories for 2 tablespoons, go ahead and indulge. This salad dressing keeps for up to a week in the refrigerator.

Creamy Caesar Dressing

How do you make a traditionally calorie-heavy salad dressing better for you? Use fat-free yogurt as the base! This creamy Caesar dressing from MyRecipes is packed with flavor from the fresh garlic, lemon juice, and anchovy paste. Try this recipe on a classic Caesar salad or as a sandwich spread to liven up a grilled chicken sandwich.

Classic Vinaigrette

One of the easiest salad dressings to whip up last minute is an oil- and vinegar-based vinaigrette. This recipe from MyRecipes uses spicy Dijon mustard to give the dressing a zesty kick. Try tossing this salad dressing over a whole-grain pasta salad studded with fresh chopped vegetables.

Cranberry Vinaigrette

Love fruity dressings? This low-fat cranberry vinaigrette from MyRecipes is the perfect condiment for a turkey sandwich or as a topper for skinless chicken breasts hot off the grill. Of course you can also use this dressing on a bed of leafy greens such as spinach or romaine lettuce.

Cucumber Yogurt Dressing

At less than 2 grams of fat per tablespoon, this homemade salad dressing from Health might become your go-to condiment. Dried dill and balsamic vinegar give this creamy dressing a flavorful punch. The low-fat yogurt and cucumber keep your calorie count in check. Delicious!

Are you ready to make your own homemade salad dressing? By using low-fat versions of your favorite salad dressing bases, fresh herbs, and vegetables, you can make truly healthy condiments.

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