7 Fast & Easy 5-Ingredient Salad Dressings

Basil Vinaigrette © Tina Rupp
By F&W Editors Posted July 27, 2015

A crunchy, crisp, produce-packed salad makes for a refreshing lunch, light dinner or excellent side dish on a hot summer day. Next time you whip one up, skip the bottled dressing and make one from scratch—you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how super-simple and tasty it is. As an added bonus, most dressings require minimal ingredients. Here are seven delicious five-ingredient salad dressing recipes to get you started.

A crunchy, crisp, produce-packed salad makes for a refreshing lunch, light dinner or excellent side dish on a hot summer day. Next time you whip one up, skip the bottled dressing and make one from scratch—you’ll be pleasantly surprised to see how super-simple and tasty it is. As an added bonus, most dressings require minimal ingredients. Here are seven delicious five-ingredient salad dressing recipes to get you started.

1. Buttermilk Dressing
Creamy and garlicky, this dressing is also superfast and easy.

2. Basil Vinaigrette
This herbaceous dressing is perfect for a summer tomato salad.

3. Creamy Goat Cheese Dressing
This riff on ranch dressing is tangier than the original. It's delicious on crisp vegetables like romaine lettuce and cucumbers.

4. Tomato-Shallot Dressing
This easy dressing for salads, pasta, fish or grilled chicken steals a technique from Spanish kitchens: grating a whole tomato for perfect skin-free pulp.

5. Avocado-Tarragon Dressing
Give your chicken salad a makeover by replacing the usual mayonnaise with this avocado-enriched dressing.

6. Zesty Lemon Dressing
No whisking required for this tangy dressing—it's shaken in a jar.

7. Miso, Ginger and Sesame Dressing
This simple, Asian-inspired dressing is perfect with spinach salad, or steamed broccoli, roasted carrots or grilled zucchini.

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