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Homemade Salad Dressings

Feta-Herb Dressing

We consider summer to be salad season. It’s not just because it’s too darn hot to turn on the oven or stove — there’s so many fresh veggies around that we can’t help eating as many as possible, and salads are a great vehicle for that.

Of course, what’s a salad without its dressing? Homemade dressings perk up any salad, from a classic lettuce salad to three bean to tomato. Although it might seem daunting to create your own dressing, it couldn’t be easier! All you need is a whisk and a bowl, or you can make it even easier with a food processor. Or DIY it up and shake your dressing together in a covered jar. You only need a few minutes for dressing bliss.

Once you go homemade, you’ll wonder why you bothered with the premade stuff. And it will give you ample opportunity for experimentation — try different herbs or alternate vinegars for a flavor punch.

Try one of these recipes with your next salad.

Learn to Cook: Basic Vinaigrette

Low-Fat Creamy "Caesar" Dressing

Grilled Tomato and Tahini Dressing

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Champagne Peach Dressing

Creamy Sesame-Garlic Dressing

Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Savory Grape Salad Dressing

What is your favorite homemade salad dressing? Share in the comments!