Why buy salad dressing when it’s so easy to whip up something fresh on the spot? Here are some Chowhound favorites.

Wahooty mixes up a simple, tangy dressing of lime juice, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic, lots of cumin, and lots of cilantro.

JoyM makes a dry herb mixture she calls “salad spice” by finely crumbling dried oregano, basil, thyme, marjoram, rosemary, dill, and cumin. To make dressing, she combines a few pinches of this mixture with a teaspoon each of Dijon mustard and soy sauce, and several tablespoons each of red wine vinegar and olive oil.

pikawicca makes an indulgent blue cheese dressing by combining equal parts (by weight) blue cheese, mayo, and sour cream in a food processor, along with a squeeze of lemon juice and lots of freshly ground black pepper.

Several hounds recommend this miso vinaigrette, though Val doubles the ginger and alex8alot reduces the amount of oil.

Board Link: What’s your favorite salad dressing (homemade)?

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