Have you ever thought about making your own salad dressing? If you haven’t, it may seem intimidating or time-consuming. But guess what?! It’s not! It’s so easy! Today I’m sharing 4 homemade Jam Jar Salad Dressing Recipes with you that come together in about 2 minutes each. Clearly not time consuming, right?

Four different types of salad dressings in jam jars. Asian, Balsamic Vinaigrette, Lemon garlic, blue cheese.

Jam Jar Salad Dressing Recipes

Homemade salad dressing is much healthier for you than store bought. The first time I made my own dressing, I was amazed at how easy it was. I seriously thought– I never need to buy a bottle again! Now it has been years that I’ve been making my own and I really don’t think twice about it.

I love using jam jars to make the dressing for a couple reasons. 1)  I’m not creating extra dirty dishes. 2)  Just shake it up to mix it. 3) They look pretty!

Along with the 4 Jam Jar Salad Dressing Recipes, I’ll share the basic parts of homemade dressing, and you’ll be well on your way to creating all sorts of your own concoctions! The freshest ingredients, all natural, no preservatives… ready to get started?

jam jar salad dressing recipes

Today’s recipes:

  • Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Lemon Garlic
  • Asian Sesame Ginger
  • Creamy Blue Cheese

Balsamic Vinaigrette

jam jar salad dressing recipes
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbs dijon mustard
  • a splash of 100% maple syrup
  • Place all ingredients in the jar, shake to combine

*Balsamic is my #1 go to salad dressing, it’s good on everything! We eat it on a garden salad as well as green salads with fresh seasonal fruit. We also love this on a salad with apples, dried cranberries, goat cheese, caramelized onions and walnuts. Mixing fresh fruit, dried fruit and nuts is one of my favorite salad varieties.

 

jam jar salad dressing recipes

Lemon Garlic

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 Tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Place all ingredients in the jar, shake to combine

*Like the balsamic, this is a great go-to dressing as well. It’s fantastic on either a green salad with vegetables, or a green salad with fresh seasonal fruit. Try adding quinoa for extra favor and protein.

jam jar salad dressing recipes

Asian Sesame Ginger

  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
  • toast sesame seeds in a dry non-stick skillet until golden, 7-8 minutes
  • Place all ingredients in the jar, shake to combine

*If you love Asian flavors, this is a wonderful way to just change up the flavor of your salad without changing the ingredients. However, for more of an Asian flare altogether, I like this Asian salad with quinoa, which stores great in a Mason jar for easy travel.

jam jar salad dressing recipes

Creamy Blue Cheese

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup buttermilk (depending on desired consistency)
  • juice of a half of a lemon, freshly squeezed
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 oz blue cheese, crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Place all ingredients in a jar and shake well to combine

*If you’re craving creamy, top off your regular salad with the blue cheese dressing. It’s also fantastic on a Cobb salad, or a BLT salad .

Now that you have the jam jar salad dressing recipes, let’s break it down a little further.

what you need for basic dressing:
  • 3 parts oil
  • 1 part acid
  • optional mix ins

See? Dressing can be as easy as only 2 ingredients!

4 Mason jars, each with a different type of salad dressing in them made in 2 minutes.
Notes:
  • For tangier dressing, up the proportions to 2 to 1
  • Olive oil is an excellent choice for the oil, you can also find it infused
  • Acid consists of vinegar or citrus juices such as red white vinegar, white wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, rice vinegar, lemon juice… and the list goes on.
  • On my busiest days, I’ve been known to use only olive oil and balsamic vinegar, and it still tastes great!

Have you ever been to one of those oil and vinegar tasting rooms? Oh my deliciousness! There are countless options of infused oils and vinegars.

So, there you go! 4 Jam Jar Salad Dressing Recipes to get you started! Have fun making your own healthy dressings. Be sure to check back in and let me know which one is your favorite, or what you come up with on your own!

📋 Recipe

jam jar salad dressing recipes

4 Jam Jar salad dressing recipes {in two minutes}

4 super easy all-natural salad dressings that will take you just a few minutes to make!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: condiment, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 234kcal

Equipment

  • jam jars

Ingredients

Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbs dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup

Lemon Garlic

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 Tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp honey

Asian Sesame Ginger

  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp sesame seeds toasted
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1 tsp honey

Creamy Blue cheese

  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4-1/2 cup buttermilk depending on desired consistency
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 oz blue cheese crumbled
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • For each dressing recipe, place all the ingredients into a jar.
  • Shake well to combine.
  • Enjoy!!

Notes

Nutrition info on this recipe may not be accurate due to the automatic calculations taking all the info in consideration. 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 51mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 1mg
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