Summer Salad Mojo: The Only 5 Salad Dressings You Need

published May 29, 2013
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With more fresh vegetables arriving every day at the markets, we’re now approaching the salad-as-dinner season. Late spring in Seattle means green garlic and ramps, carrots and occasional shelling peas — all an absolute invitation for the perfect salad dressing. 

What you’ll notice with these dressings: they tend towards the creamier side of things, as I love to lightly cloak summer veggies in a creamy dressing. The simple Buttermilk dressing is my go-to for virtually any green salad while the Green Goddess is great as a dip, too. Everyone needs a good Oil and Vinegar dressing recipe, and another one that relies heavily on fresh herbs. In my opinion, the dressings below are pretty much all you need!

 But I’d love to hear about your favorites, too: What’s your go-to summer salad dressing recipe?

5 Summer Salad Dressings

  1. Dill Dressing (pictured) – Anjali Prasertong for The Kitchn 
  2. Blue Cheese Dressing – Martha Stewart
  3. Green Goddess Dressing – Simply Recipes
  4. Oil and Vinegar Dressing – Food 52
  5. Buttermilk Dressing – Saveur