3 Easy Vinaigrette Recipes For Healthy Summer Salads

Cool, fresh salads are one of our favorite summer staples, but our most treasured salad dressings can get tired when we use them day after day. That’s why we’ve come up with so many flavorful and skinny salad dressing options, and we’d love to share them with you! The following dressing recipes are easy to make and are sure to liven your plate up.

*Each dressing recipe below is meant to yield enough for four servings. The steps for creating each dressing are simple – simply whisk all of the ingredients together in a bowl, or shake well in a dressing bottle. Be sure to also check out our salad page for tasty summer salad ideas.

Mustard BBQ Vinaigrette
This quick dressing goes great with a side salad accompanying your favorite vegetable burger, and it also tastes fabulous when tossed with fresh, grilled vegetables. Try it with our Root Vegetable Salad.

1 Tablespoon Dijon Mustard
1 Teaspoon Barbeque Sauce
1 Tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
5 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ Teaspoon Salt
½ Teaspoon White Pepper

Greek Salad Vinaigrette
Serve this recipe as a dipping sauce for vegetables, or toss it with crispy romaine greens for a healthy, dairy-free Greek dressing. Try it with our Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini Salad.

2 Tablespoons Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice
2 Tablespoons Fresh Oregano, Chopped
1 Tablespoon Fresh Parsley, Chopped
1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
1 Teaspoon Dijon Mustard
6 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Teaspoon Salt
½ Teaspoon Black Pepper

Mint Sesame Dressing
Try this Asian-influenced dressing with shredded cabbage, carrots, radishes, and oranges for a bright, flavorful salad. Try it with our Thai Chicken Lettuce Cups.

1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
4 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Tablespoons Sesame Seeds, Toasted
1 Tablespoon Seasoned Rice Wine Vinegar
2 Tablespoons Fresh Mint, Chopped
½ Teaspoon Salt

Feeling Creative? Start experimenting with dressing flavors yourself! A good salad dressing has three main components:

  1. Oil (We prefer olive oil because of the amazing health benefits. Click here to learn more!)
  2. Acid (Lemon Juice, Vinegar, Lime Juice, Etc.)
  3. Seasoning (Fresh Herbs, Salt, Pepper, Dried Herbs, Fruit Juice, Etc.)

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