8 luxurious recipes for dressings, thanks to which you will turn a vegetable salad into an absolute bomb!

Are you trying to eat healthy, but tired of eating the same vegetable salads over and over again?

Make them special with our delicious salad dressing recipes!

We offer you a version made from sour cream, with coriander and lime, but also a surprising version with fruit.

Are you drooling already?

Let’s go!

Traditional creamy Italian dressing

This delicious Italian dressing full of herbs is a great addition to any vegetable salad. And yet it is so easy to prepare! Try it yourself.


  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup good quality olive oil
  • 1/2 cup high-quality mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves of fresh garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons of honey
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan, finely grated
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • a few spoons of water (only if necessary to dilute the dressing a little)


  1. Add all ingredients to a large mason jar and shake well until combined.
  2. Store in the fridge for a few hours before serving or serve immediately on your favorite salad.
Italian dressing with herbs in a jar with a spoon.

Honey-mustard salad dressing

A creamy honey mustard Greek yogurt dressing offers a more luxurious texture than any similar dressing you know. We believe you will love it as much as we do!


  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt (any % fat)
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons of honey, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar or more lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic, pressed
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Mix all the listed ingredients in a measuring cup or bowl.
  2. Whisk until combined.
  3. Taste and season with more pepper if necessary.
  4. If the dressing is too sour for you, whisk in another tablespoon of honey.
  5. Store leftover dressing, covered, in the refrigerator for 10 to 14 days.
Creamy dressing of honey, mustard and Greek yogurt in a spoonful.

Try this dressing, for example, with one of our luxurious arugula salad recipes !

Creamy dressing with coriander and lime

Greek yogurt, wild berries, poppy seeds and white balsamic make this dressing a unique addition to any summer salad!


  • 1/4 cup strawberries
  • 1/4 cup blackberries
  • 1/4 cup blueberries
  • 1/4 cup raspberries
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons of white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 spoons of honey
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha (or to taste), optional
  • 1 large clove of garlic, chopped
  • 1 spoon of poppy seeds
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Simply blend everything in a blender.
  2. Enjoy it!
Greek yogurt, forest fruit, poppy seed and white balsamic dressing in a glass bottle with fruit on the side.

Quick sour cream dressing

This easy sour cream salad dressing takes only 5 minutes and you only need a few ingredients that you usually have at home. Enjoy it!


  • 60 ml of sour cream
  • 30 ml of white wine vinegar
  • 40 ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 10 ml Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove of wiped garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place the sour cream in a small bowl and stir to remove any lumps.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix to combine.
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  4. Serve with any salad you fancy.
Flavored sour cream served in a glass.

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Caesar salad dressing

Homemade creamy dressing for your favorite Caesar salad is many times better than store-bought, and yet it is so quick and easy! It is pleasantly sour, with a hint of garlic and anchovies. Delicacy!


  • ¾ cup good mayonnaise
  • 2 anchovies
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon of grated parmesan
  • 1 clove of minced garlic (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 and ½ teaspoons Dijon mustard


  1. Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.
  2. Blend until the dressing is smooth and creamy, about 30 seconds, scraping down the sides as needed.
  3. Store in an airtight container and refrigerate until needed.
Caesar dressing served in a bowl with a clove of garlic and herbs.

French salad dressing

Enjoy this creamy French ketchup, raw egg, and ground pepper salad dressing. You will be surprised how great it tastes!


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of ketchup
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 spoons of paprika
  • 2 and 1/2 cups canola oil


  1. Combine all ingredients except oil in a blender.
  2. Add the oil in a steady stream while mixing.
  3. Mix until everything is combined.
  4. Season with salt and pepper as needed.
Ketchup, egg and ground pepper dressing served in a bowl with a spoon, with a side salad and a wooden spoon.

Thai salad dressing

The basis of this delicious Thai dressing is peanut butter, which gives it a creaminess. In combination with lime juice, fish sauce and a pinch of cane sugar, this delicacy will please many a palate.


  • 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tablespoon of fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup neutral flavored oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon cane sugar, optional


  1. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing until smooth.
  2. This Thai salad dressing can be stored for up to one week in an airtight container.
A peanut butter, fish sauce and lime dressing served in a glass with a spoon, with a lime on the side.

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Creamy dressing with coriander and lime

The preparation of this divine dressing only takes a few minutes and the result is definitely worth it! It goes well not only with salad, but also with chicken, fish, steak or tacos.


  • 1 large bunch of fresh coriander
  • 1/2 cup white full-fat yogurt
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 jalapeño, seeded, optional


  1. Place cilantro, yogurt, garlic, lime juice, honey, salt, and jalapeño (if using) in a food processor or blender and blend.
  2. While mixing, slowly pour in the olive oil and mix until smooth.
  3. Stop mixing and taste, or season with a little salt or honey.
  4. Pour the dressing into a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid.
  5. It will last up to 1 week in the fridge.
Coriander-lime dressing served in a glass with limes and herbs placed next to it.

4 tips on how you can also use dressing

Dressing is always the best part of a salad, so why not use it in cooking too?

  • Like a marinade

Many salad dressings contain both an acidic ingredient, such as vinegar, and a fat, such as oil—the two essential ingredients in a marinade—which means dressings can make excellent marinades.

  • With potatoes

Potatoes are a versatile vegetable. And the dressings make them even more delicious.

  • Like a dip

Salad dressings can be used as a dip for various dishes.

  • For pasta salad

Whether you’re looking for an easy side dish or lunch, pasta salad is a great choice. Try mixing it with salad dressing.

And how did the dressings taste to you? Write to us in the comments!

Milan & Ondra

We are both fans of good food and enjoy cooking. On this website, we want to inspire you with traditional, but also less common recipes. We will be happy if you try our recipes and let us know how you liked them. Bon appetite! :)

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