Your grocery store may seem like a mecca for gourmet salad dressing, but it's easy to get caught up in pretty packaging. The front of the bottle may boast health-conscious mantras, but when you read the label, it's often a very different story. Making your own dressing at home may seem unnecessary, but the freshness and flavors are incomparable; most of the time you just toss a few ingredients in the food processor and blend away.
Tomato Paprika Dressing
Stuck in the salad dressing doldrums? Antioxidant-rich tomato paprika dressing  will be a welcome change of pace. The flavor will remind you of a bowl of gazpacho.
Citrus Hemp Seed Dressing
Hemp seeds blend with fresh citrus juice and extra-virgin olive oil to create a smooth and creamy hemp seed salad dressing . Even better, this low-calorie, flavorful recipe is free of preservatives and low in sugar.
Honey Apple Cider Vinaigrette
With just 80 calories per serving, this apple cider vinaigrette  aids in digestive health while boosting your immunity and energy levels. Apple cider vinegar has also been said to have appetite-suppressing  powers. See the steps to shake it up with this video recipe .
Smoky Bear BBQ Dressing
This low-fat yet sweet BBQ smoky bear dressing  would be a perfect topper for a healthy veggie side at your next barbecue. For those of you who have a special diet, you'll be happy to know it's also dairy- and gluten-free.
Shallot and Grapefruit Dressing
Get doses of vitamin A and vitamin C in a zesty homemade dressing. This simple shallot and grapefruit dressing  will do the trick at only 35 calories per serving.
Quick Dijon Vinaigrette
For a healthy throw-together salad dressing, try this simple Dijon vinaigrette . Most of the ingredients are probably in your pantry or fridge ready to go.
Get the creaminess you love in green goddess dressing without all the added sugars or fat. Substitute mayo for yummy Greek yogurt in this lovely avocado-yogurt dressing , dolloped perfectly over crisp fruits and veggies.
Miso Tahini Dressing
Superspeedy miso tahini dressing  comes together with just three ingredients: sweet miso, tahini, and water.
Vegan Ranch Dressing
Ranch dressing can be so heavy and full of empty calories. For a much lighter twist, try this vegan ranch dressing  that makes use of silken tofu.
Lemon Chia Dressing
Here's a tasty way to get your fill of chia seeds without gulping them down in water or kombucha. This lemon chia seed dressing  is constructed in the same vein of classic poppy-seed dressing.
Strawberry Balsamic Vinaigrette
This fruity strawberry balsamic vinaigrette  is a refreshing and low-calorie way to dress up your favorite Summer produce.
Zesty Fig Vinaigrette
You won't want to wait to get your hands on the first figs of Summer to make this delicious zesty fig vinaigrette .
If you love the ginger dressing from your favorite Japanese restaurant, then there's no reason you can't make your own at home. Tasty ginger-miso dressing  has a bevy of benefits. Ginger has its roots in ancient healing.
Strawberry Lemon Basil Dressing
Play up the seasonal flavors of the end of Spring in your salad with this strawberry lemon basil dressing .
Gail Simmons raves about this recipe for mint-tahini dressing  that is incredibly low in calories but offers a fresh flavor that beautifully complements mixed greens.