Green Onion Salad Dressing

Elevate your salads with homemade Green Onion Salad Dressing! This delightful vinaigrette combines the fresh, tangy flavors of green onions with other simple ingredients, all blended together to create a dressing that is both flavorful and easy to make. Just pop everything into your blender, and in minutes you’ll have a gourmet dressing that’s perfect for salads, marinades, or even a unique dip. Taste the difference that homemade makes and bring your salads to life!

Green onion salad dressing in a mason jar and a salad behind it.

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Green Onion Dressing

Green onions make a wonderful salad dressing. This is a super yummy salad dressing recipe! And, if you were wondering what to do with those slightly wilted green onions, this onion salad dressing is the perfect solution.

What’s the Difference Between Green Onions, Scallions, and Spring Onions?

Green onions and scallions are the same thing. Green onions/scallions are either harvested at the very young stage of regular bulb-forming onions or come from other varieties that never form bulbs.

Green onions/scallions are long, with a white stem end that does not bulge out. Their taste is onion-y but not as intense as regular onions – the white part contains the most intense flavor. They are used raw or cooked, and while some cooks don’t use the darker green tops, the whole vegetable can be eaten, which is how it is often used in Asian cooking.

Spring onions look similar to green onions and scallions but have small onion bulbs at the base. These onions come from varietals that produce bulbs and are basically more mature versions of green onions/scallions. They are called spring onions because they get planted as seedlings in late fall and are harvested the following spring.

Spring onions are mellower and sweeter than regular onions, but the green part has a more intense flavor than green onions/scallions. The bulbs may be white or red, and while they can be used in much the same way as regular bulb onions, they are great roasted whole, grilled, or used like pearl onions.

Why You Should Try This Recipe for Green Onion Dressing

This blender salad dressing is ridiculously easy to make and super delicious! Its zippy, tangy, and slightly sweet taste is perfect for livening up all your favorite summer salads.

A fresh homemade onion vinaigrette will take your salad to the next level! Because you know exactly what’s in your homemade salad dressing, you’ll enjoy a more nutritious salad. (The labels on store-bought dressings often include a long list of chemical-sounding ingredients, many of which may be artificial or thought to be unhealthy.) In addition, making your own salad dressing will also help you save a few bucks!

Green Onion Dressing Ingredients

You’re only a few ingredients and a short time away from creating this delicious green onion vinaigrette! To make this delicious onion salad dressing, you’ll need:

  • Green onions
  • Vegetable oil
  • Red wine vinegar
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Dry mustard
  • Sugar
Green onion salad dressing ingredients on a tray.

Ingredient Notes – Additions and Substitutions

  • You can substitute vegetable oil with canola oil or extra-light olive oil.
  • You can add a pinch of salt and pepper if desired.
  • You can add up to 1 teaspoon of fresh garlic.
  • You can add up to 1 tablespoon of fresh parsley.

How to Make This Blender Salad Dressing

If you have a blender, this onion salad dressing couldn’t be simpler to make. Here’s all you need to do:

  1. Use a knife to slice the onions into 1-inch pieces.
  2. Put all the dressing ingredients in a blender.
Green onion salad dressing ingredients in a blender.
  1. Pulse until the onions are finely minced.
  2. Pour the dressing into an airtight container (a mason jar works great!).
  3. Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
A jar of homemade green onion salad dressing and a salad.

What Types of Salad Is This Green Onion Salad Dressing Good on?

This dressing is great on a salad that includes fresh lettuce from the farmers’ market. Here are some other salads that this dressing will work well with:

Other Ways to Use Green Onion Dressing

Apart from using your green onion salad dressing on salads, here are some other ideas:

  • Drizzle some over grilled chicken, baked fish, or boiled shrimp.
  • Use it as a marinade for grilled meats.
  • Use it in lettuce wraps or regular sandwich wraps.
  • Use it as a sub sandwich dressing.

How to Store Homemade Onion Vinaigrette

Homemade vinaigrette dressing should be stored in an airtight container. It keeps well in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Tip: If you find that your vinaigrette has solidified in the refrigerator, just put it out at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes. Alternatively, microwave for about 10 seconds to re-liquefy. Give it a stir or shake and serve over your favorite salad.

Green onion salad dressing in a mason jar.

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Green onion salad dressing in a mason jar and a salad behind it.

Green Onion Salad Dressing

Green onions make a delightful salad dressing.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Homemade salad dressing
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 40kcal


  • 4 green onions cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard


  • Combine all the ingredients in an electric blender or food processor and pulse until the onions are very finely minced.
  • Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.


Calories: 40kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Carolyn

    5 stars
    Super yummy salad dressing! Had some wilting green onions to use up, and this was a perfect solution. Will definitely make again!

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