Shake up your salad routine! You aren’t limited to store-bought salad dressings — homemade shaken dressings are super easy and fun. They’re a no-fuss way to impress your friends, cut costs, and elevate your salads to dinner-worthy dishes. Try out these 3 staple dressings and get creative with it! There are no wrong answers here. You’ll be wondering why you never made your own sooner!



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Balsamic Vinaigrette

Makes about a ½ cup
Active Time: about 5 minutes
Total Time: about 5 minutes

    2 tablespoons dijon mustard
    4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    4 tablespoons olive oil
    Salt and pepper, to taste

Combine mustard, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously until emulsified. The dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Serving suggestion: Use on dandelion greens and radicchio with orange segments to garnish.

Caesar Dressing

Makes about a ½ cup
Active Time: about 5 minutes
Total Time: about 5 minutes

    1 tablespoon mayonnaise
    2 cloves garlic, minced
    Juice of 1 lemon
    4 tablespoons olive oil
    Salt and pepper, to taste

Combine mayonnaise, garlic, lemon, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously until emulsified. This dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Serving suggestion: Use this dressing on a salad of romaine lettuce, brioche croutons, and shaved parmesan.

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Makes about a ½ cup
Active Time: about 5 minutes
Total Time: about 5 minutes

    2 tablespoons honey mustard
    4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
    4 tablespoons olive oil
    Salt and pepper, to taste

Combine mustard, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously until emulsified. This dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to one week.

Serving suggestion: Serve on a mixed green salad with apple slices.

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