Vegan Salad Dressing Recipes

Find healthy, delicious vegan salad dressing recipes from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Overripe Citrus Vinaigrette

Orange and lime combine with Dijon mustard and garlic to make a quick, easy vinaigrette that's as tasty on freshly cooked vegetables as it is on salad.

Parsley-Lemon Vinaigrette

Rating: Unrated
Parsley has a lovely grassy flavor--but feel free to use any herb, such as cilantro, rosemary, basil or dill, in this healthy salad dressing.

Raspberry Vinaigrette

Quick to make and very economical, this kid-friendly dressing keeps well. We've made sure the recipe yields enough dressing for several salads to help make it easier for you to get salad on the table each night.

Spinach Fennel Salad

You wouldn't know to look at it, but fennel is in the carrot family! Its licorice-like flavor takes this simple spinach salad to new heights.

Green Tahini Ranch Dip

Fresh spinach and herbs blended with tahini and garlic make this tahini dip recipe perfect for crudités--or try it as a vegan alternative to regular ranch dressing.

Greek Salad Dressing

This simple Greek vinaigrette is so easy to make and so finger-licking good you'll never want to go back to bottled dressing again! Drizzle it over classic Greek salad, a green salad or even use it as a marinade for grilled vegetables or chicken.

Smoked Paprika Vinaigrette

This smoky sherry vinaigrette is just as terrific tossed with your favorite combination of salad greens as it is drizzled over slices of grilled eggplant.

Apricot-Spinach Salad

This spinach salad has black beans which add fiber and protein. And there's a double dose of apricots--dried apricots in the salad provide fruity taste and nice texture and apricot nectar adds body to the ginger-soy dressing.

Garlic-Oregano Vinaigrette

To get the most flavor out of this easy vinaigrette dressing recipe, dried oregano is rubbed between your fingers and toasted before being whisked with the remaining ingredients.

Asparagus & Carrots with Asian Vinaigrette

Quick-chilling the asparagus and carrots in ice water is an important step in this recipe. It stops the cooking process of the vegetables so they don't overcook and go limp.

Grilled Polenta & Vegetables with Lemon-Caper Vinaigrette

Rating: Unrated
This healthy grilled vegetarian dinner recipe is super-flexible: substitute any fresh vegetables you have on hand.

Orange-Ginger Vinaigrette

This easy Asian dressing is great over greens, but also try it as a sauce for cooked asparagus or fish, such as salmon or halibut.

Inspiration and Ideas

Papaya-Avocado Salad

Crunchy jicama and walnuts pair with creamy papaya and avocado for an unusual salad.

Roasted Butternut Squash & Pear Quinoa Salad

Rating: Unrated
This roasted vegetable and fruit salad gets infused with flavor from quinoa that's cooked with fresh ginger, garlic and a hit of turmeric. Serve it alongside a roast chicken, then mix the leftovers together for lunch. Your future self will thank you.

Cumin Lime Vinaigrette

Try this zippy healthy homemade salad dressing on a steak salad with corn and tomatoes.