8 Savory Summer Dressings to Spice Up Your Salad

Summer is the perfect time to start eating more salads. The ingredients are fresh and flavorful, ensuring you are getting bite after bite of nutrient-rich foods. You can easily enhance your salad’s flavor by putting a delicious dressing on top of your fresh fruits and veggies. To get you in the summer salad spirit, we’ve compiled eight dressing recipes that are guaranteed to drive your tastebuds wild!


1. Citrus Vinaigrette

Light and refreshing, this vinaigrette is a combination of zesty flavors, including lemon, lime, and orange. This Redbook recipe, which yields enough for a salad for four, is sweet, savory, and perfect for any salad.


  • ½ cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 red chile, minced
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • Chopped mint
  • ½ teaspoon grated orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Directions: In a saucepan, simmer orange juice, lime juice, and lemon juice for 4 minutes or until ⅓ cup remains; pour into a bowl. Whisk in white balsamic vinegar, a minced red chile, minced shallot, chopped mint, orange and lemon zests, Dijon mustard, kosher salt, and black pepper. Whisking continuously, slowly add extra-virgin olive oil until emulsified.