Use our salad dressing recipes and your salad will look like it’s from a luxury restaurant

Salad dressing is the alpha and omega to make your salad taste like it came from a restaurant!

But how to do that?

Find out all about this in this list of the five best salad dressings you will ever try!

Another tip from us for you is to always choose seasonal and fresh vegetables whenever possible. But more in the recipes themselves. Prepare the following dressings that you can’t go wrong with.

Lettuce dressing

This is a salad dressing recipe that you can use every day. The trick is to put it in a glass so you can give it a good shake, which emulsifies the oil and vinegar, meaning they mix and thicken so it coats the salad nicely.

What will we need

  • 1 tablespoon of any vinegar or lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil or other neutral oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard (or other unseasoned plain mustard)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper

Optional ingredients

  • 1/2 – 1 small clove of garlic, crushed or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of honey
  • finely chopped fresh herbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried herbs
  • a pinch of chili pepper


  • Place the dressing ingredients and selected additional flavors in a glass and shake well until the mustard dissolves.
  • Makes enough for a large leafy salad for 4 people.
A bowl full of lettuce with other vegetables.

Honey dressing for vegetable salad

Anyone who is serious about salads should have this dressing in their repertoire.

What will we need

  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 spoon of honey
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Put all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Beat with a fork.
  3. Pour over the vegetables and mix carefully.
Glass with honey dressing for vegetable salad.

Kefir dressing for ice salad

There is beauty in simplicity, and this is especially true in the kitchen.

What will we need

  • kefir
  • a handful of fresh herbs
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. Chop the herbs and mix them with kefir.
  2. Pour over the salad.
  3. We salt.
  4. Let’s pepper.
  5. Mix carefully.

If you don’t like kefir, you can replace it with regular milk or even cream.

American style ranch dressing.

Caesar salad dressing

This Caesar Salad Dressing recipe requires just a few ingredients from your pantry. Mix them together while you toast your croutons and you can enjoy it at home in premium quality, just like from a restaurant.

What will we need

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 medium garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, to taste
  • a pinch of fine salt
  • 30 j of finely grated parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • ground black pepper, to taste


  • Mix the mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, Dijon and Worcestershire sauces and salt in a bowl. Stir to combine the ingredients.
  • Stir in the Parmesan and then the water. Season liberally with black pepper to taste.
  • Taste and season as needed with an additional ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, or for a thinner dressing, add up to 1 teaspoon lemon juice.

You can learn how to prepare perfect croutons in our article !

Creamy dressing for a head caesar salad.

Dressing for cucumber salad

How to make the best cucumber salad with a sweet and spicy dressing of vinegar, a little sugar and Dijon mustard. Make this salad dressing recipe and you won’t eat cucumbers any other way!

What will we need

  • 2 seedless cucumber
  • salt
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons of granulated sugar, depending on how sweet you like your salad
  • 60 ml of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced


  • Thinly slice the cucumbers, mix with two teaspoons of salt and add to a colander over the sink or bowl.
  • Let them rest for 30 minutes.
  • Rinse the cucumbers with cold water and then squeeze out the excess water.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together two teaspoons of sugar, vinegar and mustard. Taste and add another teaspoon of sugar if needed.
  • Add the cucumbers and red onion, then stir.
  • Refrigerate the salad for at least 1 hour and up to a day before serving.
Vinegar and mustard dressing for cucumber salad.

What are the best herbs for salad?

Sure, romaine, iceberg, or spinach make a great salad base, but let’s be honest—the flavor can be, well, bland and boring. Therefore, add fresh herbs that can add an unexpected punch of flavor to any salad.

Here’s a quick guide to using the most popular herbs:

This aromatic herb pairs well with mild cheeses, fresh tomatoes and savory flavors.

It is a popular ingredient in Asian, Latin American and Indian cuisine. It pairs well with avocado, red onion, ginger and chili peppers. Fresh cilantro is the perfect addition to this shrimp recipe .

Given its association with baked potatoes, it probably won’t surprise anyone that chives make a great addition to potato salads!

Their appearance and delicate flavor lends itself well to these spring salad recipes and pairs well with spring greens such as asparagus and peas. It is also an excellent addition to homemade salad dressings.

Lemon balm
This herb works well in fruit salads and also pairs well with cucumber, feta and asparagus.

It is a common ingredient in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine. It goes well with citrus, salty cheeses such as feta and fresh cucumbers. It also combines well with other herbs such as basil and tarragon.

It is a very versatile herb and works with most dishes, including potato and pasta salads.

This herb pairs well with carrots, mild onions such as shallots and mustard. You can also add it to this pasta salad with tuna !

Thyme pairs well with poultry (such as this chicken salad ) and aromatic cheeses.

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