There are many benefits to making your own salad dressings - they are inexpensive, low in sodium, and have no added sugar or preservatives. Homemade dressings are easy to make and always fresh. Try out these recipes as well as our factsheet Invent A Salad for your next meal!
Which type of vinegar should you use for salad dressings?
- Red and white wine vinegars are good choices for salad dressings.
- Apple cider vinegar can be substituted; it is mild and has a sweeter flavor.
- Rice vinegar is the mildest of all vinegar, with much less acidity than other vinegars. It's often used in Asian or Chinese cooking.
- Plain distilled vinegar is made from grain alcohol and has a very sharp, unpleasant taste. Use it in very small quantities or add some sugar to sweeten the taste.
- Lemon and lime juices can be substituted for red and white wine vinegars, apple cider vinegar, and rice vinegar.