Balsamic Vinegar Salad Dressing Recipes

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

Staff Picks

Creamy Lemon-Garlic Dressing

Rating: 4 stars 4
This creamy lemon-garlic dressing carries the full flavor of roasted garlic, with lemon juice and Dijon mustard rounding out the flavor.
By Marianne Williams

No-Cook Black Bean Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 7
A classic black bean salad is a must for picnics and potlucks. This vegan version gets its creaminess from blended avocado. Any mix of salad greens will work well, but try arugula if you want to give this hearty salad a peppery kick.
By Hilary Meyer

Macaroni Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

Rating: 5 stars 1
Give classic pasta salad a fresher, more flavorful spin. This fast pasta dish calls for avocado to replace some of the mayonnaise, which makes it extra creamy. Whole-wheat elbow macaroni and fresh vegetables lighten up this healthy pasta salad that you'll be making all summer long.
By Carolyn Casner

Lemon-Garlic Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars 3
We could eat it by the spoonful.
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By Carolyn Malcoun

Greek Chicken with Roasted Spring Vegetables & Lemon Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.5 stars 10
This Greek-inspired chicken and vegetable sheet-pan meal is bursting with flavor. The chicken is coated in a mayonnaise and bread crumb mixture, roasted alongside asparagus, cremini mushrooms and grape tomatoes and then served with a lemon-feta vinaigrette.
By Diabetic Living Magazine

Spinach-Strawberry Salad with Feta & Walnuts

Rating: 4.5 stars 3
Sweet strawberries, salty feta and crunchy walnuts jazz up a simple spinach salad. The balsamic vinaigrette is incredibly easy; fresh shallots add more zip than you'll find in any commercial dressing.

Chopped Salad with Chicken & Creamy Chipotle Dressing

This chopped salad with chicken is smoky and zesty thanks to the creamy chipotle dressing. Cilantro adds a pop of freshness to each bite.
By Jasmine Smith

Chickpea, Artichoke & Avocado Salad with Apple-Cider Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
This delicious 400-calorie salad is a helpful tool for weight loss because it provides a good balance of fiber, protein and healthy fats from loads of veggies and beans, all tossed in a tangy apple-cider vinaigrette. To meal-prep these for lunch throughout the week, pack the dressing and the salad separately and make sure your veggies are thoroughly dried before packing them together.
By Hilary Meyer

Lemon-Honey Dressing

Lemon and honey—a classic, crowd-pleasing pair. You may want to double or triple this recipe. Chances are, it'll become your household's go-to dressing.
By Carolyn Casner

Superfood Chopped Salad with Salmon & Creamy Garlic Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 4
Curly kale forms the base of this salad, but you could use chard or spinach. To the greens, add a multitude of chopped veggies, such as broccoli, cabbage and carrots. Finish with rich salmon for protein and a drizzle of creamy yogurt dressing to bring it all together.
By Carolyn Casner

Spinach & Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Rating: 5 stars 1
Homemade poppy seed dressing pairs beautifully with tender spinach, crunchy almonds and juicy berries for a fantastically refreshing and easy spring salad. To make ahead, whisk dressing, combine salad ingredients and store separately. Toss the salad with the dressing just before serving. To make it a complete meal, top with grilled chicken or shrimp.
By Carolyn Casner

Roasted Gnocchi & Brussels Sprouts with Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars 18
In this quick vegetarian dinner recipe, you can skip boiling the gnocchi--they'll cook through while roasting on the sheet pan with the rest of the ingredients. If you can't find Meyer lemons, use 1 small regular lemon in Step 2 and use 4 teaspoons lemon juice and 2 teaspoons orange juice in Step 4.
By Carolyn Casner
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Inspiration and Ideas

22 Healthy Homemade Salad Dressings Made with Olive Oil
These salad dressings use a base of olive oil to create a flavorful and delicious dressing.
Our Top 10 Vinaigrettes That Will Make You Love Salad Again
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Grilled Pork Loin with White Bean Puree & Lemon Herb Vinaigrette
Rating: 5 stars 5

This easy grilled pork loin recipe served with a white bean puree gets a pop of fresh flavor from the lemony, fresh herb vinaigrette. Make it a complete healthy dinner with steamed green beans and a green salad tossed with Italian dressing.