There was a time when I never would have considered making salad dressing at home. Eventually, though, I decided to give it a try by making a basic vinaigrette, and the whole thing was simply astonishing to me. Not only was it so much simpler and faster than I expected, with a short list of ingredients, but it also tasted better than anything I ever bought in a bottle.
The beauty of making your own salad dressing is that you can adjust some of the ingredients to make it taste just the way you like (an extra splash of vinegar and a little bit of warm water for me, please!), and can make just what you need for a single salad, or a big batch to last for the week.
These 22 salad dressing recipes are ones I turn to again and again because they partner with almost any salad and they’re easy enough to shake up on a weeknight. Bookmark this list and you won’t need to buy bottled dressing again.