Say Goodbye to Boring Salads! DIY Zesty Salad Dressings

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Salads don't have to be boring. And when you make your own zesty dressings, the flavor possibilities are endless. These DIY dressings can also be used as dips for finger food, or marinades for chicken or beef. 

MAYO FREE CREAMY PESTO SALAD DRESSING

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This Mayo Free Creamy Pesto Salad Dressing can be used in so many ways! From a dressing on salad, a base for a crisp cabbage slaw, or even as a marinade on chicken and fish.  

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MORE: How to Make the Perfect Pesto

ASIAN CARROT GINGER SALAD DRESSING

Asian Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing

This dressing Asian Carrot Ginger Salad Dressing is refreshing over chunks of iceberg lettuce and shaved radish, just like the house salads in every Chinese restaurant!    

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HONEY BALSAMIC SALAD DRESSING

Honey Balsamic Salad Dressing

 I created this Honey Balsamic Salad Dressing recipe when trying to replicate the same creaminess you’d find in a mayo based balsamic dressing. This is a delicious healthier alternative!       

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MORE: How to Build a Healthy Salad

TZATZIKI

Tzatziki

Tzatziki can be served as a dip or dressing depending on the thickness you choose, and can be made with mint or dill. I personally serve this recipe over warm brown rice with a side of lemony coleslaw.

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CRANBERRY VINAIGRETTE

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The bright flavors of this vinaigrette really make a salad POP. Because it is a puree, I like to spread the vinaigrette on the bottom of a platter, arrange my salad ingredients on top of it and then dress the top of the ingredients very simply with really good extra-virgin olive oil and sea salt. That way, the leaves do not become soggy and overdressed.  

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HONEY LIME VINAIGRETTE

Honey Lime vinaigrette dressing

Try this sweet and zesty vinaigrette on more than just salad – it’s great over veggies, as a marinade, or even as a sandwich topper. Savannah Bee Company’s rare Tupelo Honey adds a light, floral note that is unlike any other. Double the batch and keep some extra on hand to liven up almost any dish. 

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