Start the New Year right with these 7 healthy salad dressings


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The foodapaloosa frenzy is nearly here and on its heels the New Year, the promise of new beginnings and that dreaded word… resolutions. If eating more salad is on your list, then stay on track with these seven healthy salad dressing recipes. Don’t drench an otherwise healthy salad with a high-calorie creamy dressing that renders your efforts moot.


1. Roasted Shallot Vinaigrette

Source: Whole Food Real Families 

Whole Food Real Families had our mouths watering with this recipe, which combines balsamic vinegar, roasted shallots and garlic, mustard, honey, thyme and salt and pepper. Holy moly, we might just drink it straight out of the blender.


2. Skinny Caesar Salad Dressing

Source: Shape  

The awesome folks at Shape  featured this skinny version of the Caesar salad dressing, and we thank them profusely. Noms away.


3. Avocado Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing

Source: Sumptuous Spoonfuls 

You can’t go wrong with creamy avocado, as seen in this recipe from Sumptuous Spoonfuls. Cilantro haters can simply leave it out or substitute with parsley.


4. Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette

Source: Dinners, Dishes & Desserts 

Tart, creamy and garlicky, this vinaigrette from Dinners, Dishes & Desserts tastes as great on a cold pasta salad as it does on a regular salad.


5. Honey Lime Dressing

Source: Ruffles and Truffles 

We love this refreshing honey lime dressing from Ruffles and Truffles. If citrus is your jam, you’ll love it, too.


6. Italian Dressing Recipe

Source: Cook Eat Paleo 

Who doesn’t love a tangy Italian dressing? Eh? Eh? Well, if you do, then you’ll have to try this recipe from Cook Eat Paleo.


7. Wafu Dressing

Source: Just One Cookbook 

Just One Cookbook whips up this Japanese-inspired salad dressing made with soy sauce, rice vinegar and vegetable oil. This version is made with grated onion. Yum!