foods The Best Salad Dressings  

Chef Jen
Originally by
10.2k votes 3.4k voters 278.3k views 20 items Embed

List Rules List includes salad dressing flavors, not brands

List of salad dressings, ranked. Just like we all have our own favorite salad toppings and ingredients, we each have that one favorite salad dressing, be it ranch dressing, Italian dressing, or even a sweet and tangy honey mustard. What do you reach for to pour over lettuce and other vegetables and things? This ranking of the very best salad dressings is based on personal preferences of voters, with some people preferring creamy dressings, like blue cheese and thousand island, and others opting for the oil and vinegar dressings, like Greek dressing and vinaigrettes. Whatever your favorite, we can all agree that the dressing makes the salad. Simply tossing vegetables, cheeses, meats, nuts, or fruits into a bowl starts to create a salad, but the dish is not complete and does not fully become a salad until a favorite salad dressing is mixed in.

While many salads have specific dressings that complete the recipes, such as the garlicky Caesar dressing completing a Caesar salad and an oil-based Greek dressing with oregano topping a Greek salad, once you go beyond these classic choices, the variations on the traditional salad dressing varieties are nearly endless.

Ranch dressing lovers can choose from varieties with bacon, cheese and spice, among others, while Italian dressing can be creamy or oily and include secondary flavorings such as zesty seasonings and Mediterranean flavorings like feta cheese and lemon. Vinaigrettes are equally as versatile with choices like raspberry, balsamic and red wine among the most popular varieties.

What are the names of the best salad dressings? The best salad dressings are in fact so great that they are not limited for use on salads. Ranch dressing is especially popular as an everyday condiment served alongside pizza, breadsticks, chicken wings, chicken nuggets, and even french fries. Same goes for delicious bleu cheese, Italian, and thousand island, which can be used as condiments on sandwiches, subs, or burgers.

However you choose to enjoy your favorite salad dressings - be it as a condiment, on a sandwich, or on a simple salad - with so many choices and variations on the traditional types, it's easy to find a salad dressing to suit everyone's different tastes.
list ordered by

1
804 356
Caesar dressing is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Salad Dressings

30+ Famous People Born in Countries That Don't Exist Anymore These Big-Name Celebs Have Been Hiding Their Real Names

2
666 310
Italian dressing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Salad Dressings

3
826 371
Ranch dressing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Salad Dressings

4
531 302
French dressing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Salad Dressings
French dressing

5
442 245
Thousand Island dressing is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Salad Dressings

6
489 225
Balsamic vinaigrette is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Salad Dressings
Balsamic vinaigrette

7
360 211
Honey mustard dressing is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Salad Dressings

8
310 200
Raspberry vinaigrette is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Salad Dressings

9
271 193
Red wine vinaigrette is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Salad Dressings
Red wine vinaigrette

10
325 237
Blue cheese dressing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Salad Dressings

11
222 180
Russian dressing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Salad Dressings

12
226 190
Sesame ginger dressing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Salad Dressings

13
187 160
Strawberry Poppyseed Vinagrett... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Salad Dressings
SHEBANDIT added Strawberry Poppyseed Vinagrette

14
234 197
Greek dressing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Salad Dressings

15
209 182
Catalina Salad Dressing is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Salad Dressings
valdh75 added Catalina Salad Dressing

16
105 92
Western is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Salad Dressings
Roger Meiklejohn added Western

17
89 156
Onion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Salad Dressings
CooDovey added Onion

18
27 18
Oil and Vinegar is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Salad Dressings
theIDIOTUS added Oil and Vinegar

19
12 7
Creamy Balsamic is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Salad Dressings
Treyvon added Creamy Balsamic

20
9 7
Citrus Splash is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Salad Dressings
Treyvon added Citrus Splash