5 Guiltless Healthy Salad Dressings that will Tantalize your Taste Buds

Salads are the perfect go-to meal when it is hot outside, and you don’t feel like cooking dinner. There are also so many different combinations to eat too. You can add a variety of meat choices, toppings, and salad dressing. Adding the wrong type of toppings especially salad dressing can quickly make your salad unhealthy. I have a love relationship with Ranch salad dressing; however, I know that it isn’t unhealthy and it is filled with junk that my body doesn’t need. There are also a wide variety of other unhealthy dressings too such as Blue Choose, Creamy Italian, and many others.

5 Guiltless Healthy Salad Dressings that will Tantalize your Taste Buds

Today I wanted to share with you some alternative salad dressings that are made with healthy and fresh ingredients. Try these 5 guiltless healthy salad dressings that will tantalize your taste buds. Enjoy these healthy salad dressing and I hope that you enjoy all of them.

Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Healthy Ranch Dressing with Greek Yogurt

Image Credit and Recipe from Julie at Running in a Skirt

Julie from Running in a Skirt says, “Move over bottled dressing.” This recipe swaps all of those unhealthy ingredients and exchanges them for healthy ingredients. It only takes 5 minutes to make this healthy Ranch dressing recipe. You can use it all week long on your salads and not feel guilty while you enjoy your favorite salad dress recipe. The base of this salad dressing is made with plain greek yogurt and milk. She also uses fresh ingredients and herbs in place of the packet of Ranch Dressing mix. Click here to see the full recipe and enjoy this new creation.

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing

Creamy Cilantro Lime Dressing Made with Greek Yogurt

Image Credit and Recipe from Meggan at Culinary Hill

Skip the fat laden and high-calorie salad dressing for this flavorful salad dressing that will tantalize your taste buds. Meggan from Culinary Hill even says it is is so good that you might even want to eat it with a spoon. This is the perfect salad dressing to add to your favorite Tex-Mex salad. She recommends using a food processor or blender to give it a smooth, creamy texture. The base of this dressing calls for plain Greek yogurt and olive oil. She also recommends using fresh herbs too. Click here to see the full recipe and give your favorite Tex-Mex salad an added twist without the guilt.

Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip or Salad Dressing

Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dip or Salad Dressing

Image Credit and Recipe from Brianne at Cupcakes & Kale Chips

Do you enjoy blue cheese salad dressing? Skip reaching for that calorie filled bottle of blue cheese dressing. Brianne at Cupcakes & Kale Chips created this recipe while she was pregnant. During pregnancy, soft cheeses are off limits unless they are pasteurized due to potential foodborne illnesses. Use this recipe for your salad or as a dip for your buffalo wings. Click here to see the full recipe and try this guilt-free blue cheese salad dressing.

Healthy Ceasar Salad Dressing

Healthy Ceasar Salad Dressing

Image Credit and Recipe from Serendipity by Sara Lynn

I love to have a nice Ceasar salad on occasion especially if places don’t offer other salad dressing that I enjoy. It is just so disappointing that this salad dressing is filled with so many calories and more fat than I should eat in a meal. Sara Lynn created a healthy version of Ceasar Salad dressing and I knew that I had to include it in this post. She previously tried a few other recipes from around the Interwebs and wasn’t impressed with them. Sara decided to create her own recipe that skips adding anchovies and eggs. I love that she incorporated Greek Yogurt into her recipe which drastically reduces the fat and calories. Plus, it adds additional protein to your meal. Give Serendipity by Sara Lynn’s recipe a try. You can find the full recipe here.

Creamy Yogurt Based Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Creamy Yogurt Based Honey Mustard Salad Dressing

Image Credit and Recipe by Laurenda Marie

Do you kids enjoy dipping their chicken nuggets in honey mustard dressing? Swap this healthy creamy yogurt based honey mustard dressing for their regular brand. This recipe leaves the unhealthy ingredients like mayo and oil out. Instead, the base of the recipe calls for Greek Yogurt, honey, and dijon mustard (you can use regular if your kids don’t care for dijon). Plus, this recipe is perfect on a grilled chicken spinach salad too. Find the full recipe here and feel good about giving your child a healthy dip.

Salad dressing and other unhealthy toppings can quickly make your salad unhealthy. Eating a plain salad isn’t pleasing to the palette so I scoured the Pinterest to find you the top 5 guiltless healthy salad dressings that your tastes buds will love. If you love a particular recipe, please leave the original author a comment. Thank you!

Which healthy salad dressings do you plan on trying?


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Christy is married to her best friend and has three children. When she isn't writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing video games, reading books, or listening to music. She loves to write and help other people to take the focus off of her chronic health problems.

This article has 28 Comments

    1. I always remember that my mom’s homemade dressing was the best. I am going to have to start making my own again using these recipes.

    1. I haven’t tried honey mustard on a salad but I love dipping chicken strips in it. I hope that you enjoy this new honey mustard dressing.

  1. I eat a lot of salads, especially during the warmer weather, so changing up my dressing options is key. These all sound great and I will be making the blue cheese recipe this weekend!

    1. They all look so good and I am having a tough time choosing which one that I want to make first. I hope that you enjoy them.

  2. Now, that Cilantro and Ceasar salad dressing looks really good. Know me I would add it on top of my grilled chicken sandwich for added flavor.

  3. These I got to try! I love salad and discovered that experimenting with my dressings made me enjoy it even more. Thanks for sharing!

    By the way, would be happy to share a bunch of recipes as well. You can visit the recipe section of our site at http://www.mumsyandbub.com

  4. I have been trying to branch out a little more and top my salad with something other than our traditional ranch dressing. I see two that I want to try this coming week.

  5. The creamy yogurt honey mustard dressing is going on my “to try” list! I actually need to try a few of these, they sound so yummy!

  6. I have a love-hate relationship with Salad. I love what it does for my body, but I get very bored eating! These salad dressings sound fabulous!! I can’t wait to try the lime cilantro one!!

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