10 Homemade and Healthy Salad Dressings

Balsamic Herb Vinaigrette

No list would be complete without at least one vinaigrette recipe, and this balsamic-herb dressing gives that extra dash of flavor.


  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves or 1 tablespoon of minced fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves or 1 tablespoon of minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Whisk everything together and you're done.

This dressing, aside from being incredibly easy to make, is flavorful and wholesome. Balsamic vinegar, a reduction that comes from grapes, is a low-calorie liquid; a tablespoon only has about 14 calories. Additionally, it's low in sodium and fat, making it an excellent base for a healthy salad dressing.

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