11 Salad Dressing Recipes That Will Change the Way You Think About Eating Your Veggies

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Let’s be honest. The thing we love most about salad is that it usually means steak afterward. You have to swallow a few leafy forkfuls before you get to the good stuff — because it was either that or a juice cleanse. And, well, you picked the lesser of two evils.

But what if we told you we’ve been doing this whole salad thing wrong? That salads are meant to be more than penance for delicious things? It’s true — and it all starts with your dressing. Sure, there’s nothing wrong with a haphazard drizzle of vinegar and oil over a bowl of greens. You’ve probably been eating salad this way for years, ever since your mother made you finish your veggies before serving up the mac and cheese. On the other hand, if you treat your salad right, if you toss it with ginger miso or a goat cheese vinaigrette, it’ll show you what it can really do. So tonight, ditch the bottle for one of these nine homemade dressings. Your salad will never be the same.

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