Low-Sodium Salad Dressing Recipes

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

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Superfood Chopped Salad with Salmon & Creamy Garlic Dressing

Rating: 4.33 stars 3
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.

No-Cook Black Bean Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
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.

EatingWell Crudité Vegetable Wreath with Ranch Dip

Rating: 5 stars 6
Take your veggies and dip to the next level with this colorful crudité wreath. This vegetable appetizer is a stunner with white cauliflower, red tomatoes and green broccoli, green beans, snap peas, kale and Brussels sprouts. It's also a delicious way to start your celebration with veggies (which there are rarely enough of at parties and holidays). The homemade ranch dip, which uses nonfat Greek yogurt in place of sour cream, takes just a few minutes to make, or you can use a healthy store-bought dip.

All-Purpose Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.5 stars 1
Use this vinaigrette to dress any combination of mixed greens. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.

Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette

Rating: 3.8 stars 1
Here is a great, all-purpose salad dressing. The pleasing pungency of Dijon mustard makes it a good match for slightly bitter greens, such as escarole, chicory, radicchio or Belgian endive. It also makes an irresistible dipping sauce for crunchy vegetables (especially fennel) and crusty whole-wheat bread.

Garlic-Dijon Vinaigrette

Rating: 4 stars 3
This garlicky mustard vinaigrette is great to have in your repertoire as it goes with almost anything. The recipe makes plenty so you can fix it once and then have it on hand for several days. The garlic is delicious but bold here; use fewer cloves if you want to tone it down.

Kale Salad with Beets & Wild Rice

Rating: 5 stars 3
Beets and kale, speckled with chewy wild rice and crunchy sunflower seeds, make a satisfying, colorful dinner salad. The beets are nicest when they are sliced paper thin. Use a mandoline or vegetable slicer, if you have one.

Citrus-Lime Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars 1
Tangy and spicy, this citrus-lime vinaigrette with orange juice, jalapeno pepper, and fresh cilantro is perfect tossed with baby arugula.

Herb Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars 2
This fresh herb vinaigrette dressing recipe is great tossed with mixed greens or as a dressing for cold pasta salads. To make a vegetarian version, swap the chicken broth for vegetable broth.

Grilled Pork Loin with White Bean Puree & Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

Rating: 4.8 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.

Tuna, White Bean & Dill Salad

Rating: 4 stars 3
Take canned tuna to new heights by adding cannellini beans, red onion and dill, tossing it in a lemon-pepper-Dijon dressing and serving it over a spinach salad with canned beets.

Orange & Avocado Salad

Rating: 4.75 stars 7
This colorful salad would be a welcome addition to a Mexican-inspired meal.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Greens with Parmesan Vinaigrette
Rating: Unrated 5
Make a simple vinaigrette more interesting with freshly grated Parmesan.
Caesar Salad Dressing
Rating: Unrated 4
Double this recipe to have extra dressing on hand for tomorrow night's salad.
Creamy Cilantro-Avocado Dressing
Rating: 4.58 stars
10

Use this tangy, creamy cilantro-avocado dressing on a salad of romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes and black beans, with crumbled tortilla chips or toasted pine nuts on top.