The best salad dressing brands, including the most popular, inexpensive, healthy, and tastiest brands for every day and occasional use. Different cultures use different types of sauce for salad. In Western culture, there are three kinds of basic salad dressing: vinaigrette, creamy (or mayonaise-based) dressing and cooked dressings. What is the most popular salad dressing in the U.S.? Ranch is first, followed by Ceasar and vinaigrette. Hidden Valley, Kraft Foods and Newman's Own make the best Ranch dressing so they top this list of best dressings.There are also a variety of low-cal and fat-free dressings that are available for people looking for that. Marzetti and Girard's make great low calorie options (lite dressing). So what are the best salad dressing companies? This list is ranked in order of customer preference so you can use this list to find the most popular.