Skip to content
Join Life Time

LATEST STORIES

a plate of quinoa winter salad

Quinoa Winter Salad

By Karen Olson

Served over supergreens like baby kale, spinach and beet greens, this hearty salad makes a fresh and flavorful meal. Try dried cherries, blueberries or diced dried apricots in place of the cranberries; substitute toasted pecans, almonds or walnuts for the pumpkin seeds.

an egg and salad

Lyonnaise Salad

By Karen Olson

The soft yolk of the poached egg becomes part of the salad dressing in this deliciously simple salad. Chop the egg and toss with the greens before eating, if desired. Sub in other sturdy, bitter salad greens, such as radicchio, endive and chicory.

a jar of homemade caesar salad dressing

Classic Creamy Caesar Dressing

By Experience Life Staff

A classic since the 1940s, this dressing takes a homemade mayonnaise base and ramps it up with the strong, addictive flavors of garlic, lemon and Parmesan cheese.

a jar of homemade cucumber mint salad dressing

Cucumber Yogurt Dressing With Mint

By Experience Life Staff

This dressing is based on tzatziki, a classic Greek sauce used for grilled meats.  

jars of tomato salad dressing

Roasted Tomato Maple Salad Dressing

By Experience Life Staff

Reminiscent of the “Catalina” dressing so popular in the 1960s and ’70s, but much healthier.

a jar of tahini lemon salad dressing

Tahini Lemon Dressing

By Experience Life Staff

This Middle Eastern–inspired dressing is great on grilled vegetables or fresh salad greens, and also makes a great side for grilled meats. 

homemade thai peanut dressing

Thai Peanut Dressing

By Experience Life Staff

This Asian-inspired vinaigrette pairs well with a variety of fresh salad greens and shredded cabbage. It can also enliven rice or buckwheat noodles, steamed vegetables, or be used as a dipping sauce for fresh spring rolls.

homemade sesame shiitake mushroom vinaigrette

Sesame-Shiitake Vinaigrette

By Experience Life Staff

Light and zesty, this vinaigrette pairs well with a variety of fresh salad greens, especially spinach, and shredded cabbage. It can also enliven rice or buckwheat noodles, as well as steamed vegetables.

homemad Olive Oil and Lemon Juice Dressing

Olive Oil and Lemon Juice Dressing

By Experience Life Staff

Freshly squeezed lemon juice gives this versatile vinaigrette the zippy freshness to go with just about any salad.

classic French vinagrette

Basic French Vinaigrette

By Experience Life Staff

A dressing that should be in every confident cook’s arsenal. Pair any high-quality oil with an acid (such as vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice), season, and you’ve got a simple and endlessly versatile vinaigrette that goes with just about any salad.

homemade buttermilk ranch salad dressing

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

By Experience Life Staff

Free from industrial vegetable oils, sugar, and chemical additives and preservatives, this homemade dressing pairs perfectly with crisp, sturdy greens, or can be used as a dip for grilled vegetables or vegetable crudité.

homemade green goddess salad dressing

Green Goddess Dressing

By Experience Life Staff

Luscious and satisfying, this creamy dressing is a perennial favorite.

curry orange ginger vinagrette

Curried Orange-Ginger Vinaigrette

By Experience Life Staff

Pair this homemade salad dressing with dark leafy salad greens, such as arugula or spinach, or on any salad topped with toasted nuts and chèvre.

homemade strawberry salad dressing

Strawberry-Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

By Experience Life Staff

Fresh puréed strawberries offer a creative way to jazz up any salad.

raspberry salad

Raspberry Arugula Salad

By Karen Olson

Dressed with a tarragon vinaigrette, this makes a wonderfully refreshing light lunch or first course.

Back To Top