UPDATED June 5th, 2018
Summer is the season for eating plenty of cool, crisp salads, so you need a few go-to salad dressing recipes to showcase your greens without adding tons of extra fat and calories. Now you can’t just put any dressing on any greens willy-nilly, there’s an art to the pairing. Bon Appétit suggests, “Like wines, match the bold with the bold, and the light with the light. Second, try to strike the perfect balance of dressing and salad. Overdressing your salad makes it a soggy mess, while underdressing will leave something to be desired. Add dressing little by little—tasting as you go—to make sure you get the perfect amount.”
The Food Network has two simple formulas for whipping up a last-minute salad dressing. For vinaigrette mix 1 part acid, 3 parts oil +seasoning and for creamy mix 3 parts creamy, 1 part flavor + liquid to thin. We’ve made it even easier for you by rounding up 5 delectable salad dressing recipes.