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20 Best Paleo Salad Dressing Recipes (Whole30-Friendly)

Liven up veggies and leafy greens with these paleo salad dressing recipes!

I love fresh, crisp, and healthy salads. But I find that they always need a tasty dressing to pull everything together.

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Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing for a Salad in a Small Jar

Unfortunately, store-bought dressings can often hide some not-so-paleo-friendly additives.

Luckily, making your own dressing at home is simpler than you might think. And they’re free from artificial ingredients.

Just pick out one of these paleo salad dressing recipes, whip up a batch, bottle it, and there you have it!

It’s ready to enjoy at your convenience. How easy is that?

1.  Whole30 Ranch Dressing (“Dump Ranch,” Paleo, Dairy-Free)

This ‘dump and go’ Whole30 ranch dressing means this recipe comes together in just 5 minutes!

Dump your ingredients into a jar and blitz with an immersion blender. That’s all there is to it.

This dressing is amazingly creamy, garlicky, and full of amazing fresh ingredients. Fresh parsley and dill really make all the difference. 

2. Apple Cider Vinaigrette (Gluten Free, Paleo, and Whole30 Salad Dressing)

This apple cider vinaigrette is so easy to make you’ll never need to buy a store-bought bottle again!

All you have to do is throw your ingredients into a container, then shake or stir. Boom! You just made a fantastic homemade salad dressing.

Maple syrup or raw honey adds a lovely little bit of sweetness to this dressing.

But you can always skip this if you want to keep things sugar-free. 

3. Greek Salad Dressing

If you love Greek salad as much as I do, then you need to try this Greek salad dressing!

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The next time you’re prepping a Greek salad for lunch, serve it with this fabulous dressing.

It tastes way better than the store-bought kind and comes together in mere minutes.

Just mix together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, and dried oregano.

These flavors complement the fresh veggies, feta, and olives in a Greek salad so well. Yum!

4. Italian Dressing

This is just about the healthiest Italian dressing you can possibly make! 

And it’s so easy-peasy.

Simply add extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, and herbs into a mason jar. Then, just shake it all up.

The best part about this dressing is just how adjustable it is. Like your dressing extra tangy?

Just adjust the red wine vinegar to olive oil ratio to your liking. 

5. Whole30 Caesar Dressing

You can still enjoy the creamy goodness of Caesar dressing on a diet. This Whole30 Caesar dressing is paleo diet-approved!

Here’s another ‘dump’ style recipe that makes whipping up dressings so very easy.

Just pour all the ingredients into a jar and blend with an immersion blender. 

This dressing is creamy, nutty, and a whole lot delicious. It’s the perfect way to satisfy your Caesar salad cravings. Delish!

6. Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Thick, creamy, and packing a punch, this avocado cilantro lime dressing is oh-so-good!

This dressing is a magic sauce that you definitely need in your life.

And all you have to do is throw everything into a blender and blitz.

Pour this sauce over grilled meats, shrimp, fajitas, tacos, or drizzle atop salads. It also makes a fantastic dip.

7. Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing {Gluten-Free, Paleo, AIP}

Turn your lunchtime salad into something extra special with this balsamic vinaigrette. 

Not only is it super easy to make, but it’s also super good for you!

This is a great salad dressing for those on a strict diet. It’s gluten-free, paleo, and AIP.

This dressing makes choosing healthy salad dressing so much easier.

Prepare it ahead of time so it’s already ready and waiting for you in the refrigerator! 

8. 5-Minute Asian Sesame Dressing

Looking for a dressing that’s a little more exciting? Try out this 5-minute Asian sesame dressing.

As the title says, this speedy Asian dressing only takes 5 minutes to whip up.

To keep it keto, just swap the soy sauce for coconut aminos.

Pour this tangy sauce over a soba noodle salad, spinach salad, or Asian slaw. It’s delicious any way you choose to eat it!

9. Creamy Roasted Sesame Dressing

This creamy roasted sesame dressing is nutty, creamy, and Japanese-inspired. 

And you only need six ingredients to make it! 

I love to pour this delicious Japanese dressing over steamed vegetables.

Finish it off with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds for the perfect side dish. 

10. Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette

If you love sweet dressings but don’t want to face unhealthy amounts of sugar, give this homemade strawberry vinaigrette a go!

Vibrant, tangy, and sweet, this dressing is oh-so fruity.

It’s absolutely delicious to pour over leafy greens, and, of course, more strawberries.

Plus, it’s super easy to make. Just throw everything in a blender and blitz with olive oil. Then, you’re good to go. 

11. Paleo Creamy Ginger Salad Dressing

What’s the secret to this paleo creamy ginger salad dressing?

A generous spoonful of Dijon mustard and freshly grated ginger roots.

Not only is ginger super good for you, but it also adds an instant flavor kick. Especially in this zingy dressing!

This dressing is an easy way to take veggies, leafy greens, and proteins to the next level. 

12. Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

This fantastic lemon and herb vinaigrette is delicious on a green salad or warm potato salad.

And it even doubles as a marinade for chicken and pork!

Fresh lemon juice, fresh herbs, and sweet honey are the main flavor combo that makes this dressing so good.

This vinaigrette makes every dish oh-so-tasty. So, give it a go!

13. Almond Butter Turmeric Salad Dressing

Take your salad up a notch with a drizzle of almond butter turmeric salad dressing.

This dressing has so much flavor packed into every single drop.

Plus, ground turmeric adds a bright, beautiful color to this dressing. 

Pour this delicious dressing over any kind of salad for an exciting lunch or side dish.

You can even use it as a tasty vegetable dip!

14. Easy Raspberry Vinaigrette (Vegan, GF, Paleo)

Fresh and fruity, this easy raspberry vinaigrette makes every salad delicious. 

Perfect for spring, the light and sweet flavor of this raspberry dressing is the perfect way to welcome in the warmer months. 

This vinaigrette is so tasty, you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful!

15. Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

This lemon poppy seed dressing screams summer.

It’s fresh, zesty, and perfectly bright. There’s no better flavor combo to enjoy under the sunshine. 

Pour this zippy dressing over grilled chicken and greens for the ultimate summertime meal. Yum!

16. Healthy Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

This light and fresh healthy lemon basil vinaigrette is loaded with flavor. It’s delicious on just about everything!

And it’s so easy to make. Lemon juice, fresh basil, olive oil, and seasonings are blitzed together in a blender. That’s all there is to it.

This sensational dressing goes great on top of grilled vegetables, quinoa, and salads.

17. Whole30 Copycat Chipotle Vinaigrette

Love Chipotle? This Whole30 copycat Chipotle vinaigrette can save you time and money. Just make it yourself!

Plus, it’s a whole lot healthier for you. This recipe uses dried chipotle chiles and is sweetened with dates instead of honey.

This dressing tastes so much like the original. it’s guaranteed to satisfy your Chipotle cravings. 

18. Paleo Strawberry Poppyseed Salad Dressing

All you need to make this paleo strawberry poppyseed salad dressing is six ingredients.

This fresh and delicious salad dressing is the perfect salad topping.

It makes every bite a taste sensation. Its fruity flavor makes it great for the summer months. 

In just 5 minutes you can have this dressing blitzed up and ready to go. It’s delicious on leafy kale.

19. Green Goddess Dressing

Skip store-bought dressing and whip up a healthier homemade version instead!

This green goddess dressing is a copycat of the Trader Joe’s Green Goddess Salad Dressing.

Avocados are the base for this creamy, dreamy salad dressing. They’re blitzed up with apple cider vinegar, lemon juice, and lots of seasoning.

Plus, it only takes 5 minutes to make. So, you can enjoy all the great flavors of a tasty dressing in no time at all. 

20. Pomegranate Dressing (Pomegranate Vinaigrette)

Who said salads were just for the summer? This pomegranate dressing is the perfect topping for winter salads!

It’s packed with fresh pomegranate seeds and zesty lemon juice. This gives it the most amazing fruity zing. 

I love to serve this tasty dressing on top of a winter Brussels sprout salad.

But it’s honestly delicious with just about any and every salad there is. 

20 Best Paleo Salad Dressings

If you’re looking for clean ways to dress your greens, try these homemade paleo salad dressing recipes. All of them are healthy, delicious, and Whole30-approved.

Ingredients

  • Whole30 Ranch Dressing (“Dump Ranch,” Paleo, Dairy-Free)

  • Apple Cider Vinaigrette (Gluten Free, Paleo, and Whole30 Salad Dressing)

  • Greek Salad Dressing

  • Italian Dressing

  • Whole30 Caesar Dressing

  • Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

  • Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing {Gluten-Free, Paleo, AIP}

  • 5 5 Minute Asian Sesame Dressing

  • Creamy Roasted Sesame Dressing

  • Homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette

  • Paleo Creamy Ginger Salad Dressing

  • Lemon Herb Vinaigrette

  • Almond Butter Turmeric Salad Dressing

  • Easy Raspberry Vinaigrette (Vegan, GF, Paleo)

  • Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

  • Healthy Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

  • Whole30 Copycat Chipotle Vinaigrette

  • Paleo Strawberry Poppyseed Salad Dressing

  • Green Goddess Dressing

  • Pomegranate Dressing (Pomegranate Vinaigrette)

Directions

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  • Prep a Paleo salad dressing in 30 minutes or less!
Paleo Salad Dressing Recipes

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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