Healthy Salad Dressing

It's easy to let your salads veer away from being healthy—just get heavy-handed with the oil, sprinkle on too much cheese, or begin with a base of mayo. While indulgent dressings can certainly be satisfying, there are ways to make them both good for you and flavorful. This recipe from chef Jamie Oliver swaps in low-fat or nonfat Greek yogurt to maintain a rich creaminess. Need more healthy salad dressing ideas? Food & Wine will inspire you in the kitchen.

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Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

Instead of getting heavy-handed with the cheese, mayo or oil, try using vinegars and herbs to create super flavorful dressings. While indulgent dressings certainly can be satisfying, there are ways to create a dressing that is both healthy and packed with flavor. Whether you're looking for a light and tangy vinaigrette or a creamy twist on classic Caesar, here are our best healthy salad dressing recipes.
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Avocado-Tarragon Dressing

This multipurpose dressing makes a perfect dip for crudités and a great go-with for grilled steak, or swap it for the mayonnaise in chicken salad. Slideshow: More Salad Dressing Recipes
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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. Slideshow: More Salad Dressing Recipes
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Scallion Vinaigrette

Bobby Flay never met a chile he didn't like. Here, he uses jalapeños in a versatile dressing that's as good on delicate greens as it is on grilled vegetables, fish or meat.    More Salad Dressing Recipes  More Recipes by Bobby Flay  
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Bobby Flay's Best Healthy Salad Dressings

"I can't be on the cheeseburger diet all the time," jokes the chef. Here, his favorite salad dressings.
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