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

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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.

Honey-Mustard Vinaigrette

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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

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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.

Citrus-Lime Vinaigrette

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

No-Cook Black Bean Salad

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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.

Orange-Sesame Dressing

This sweet-and-sour dressing also makes great coleslaw.

Kale Salad with Beets & Wild Rice

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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.

Spinach & Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

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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.

Grilled Pork Loin with White Bean Puree & Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

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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.

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.

French Dressing

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A homemade cousin of bottled French dressing.

Caesar Salad Dressing

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Double this recipe to have extra dressing on hand for tomorrow night's salad.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette

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Orange juice and cilantro yield a tangy dressing that you'll want to have on hand.

Orange-Oregano Dressing

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What this dressing lacks in calories and fat it makes up for in big, bold orange flavor and herbal oregano notes.

All-Purpose Vinaigrette

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Use this vinaigrette to dress any combination of mixed greens. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.