Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing Recipe
If you’re looking for a light and fresh dressing for your summer salads, this Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing is for you! Made in only five minutes, it’s sure to become your new favorite dressing recipe!
With flavors of lemon and garlic, this Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing is light, creamy and delicious! It is the best Greek salad dressing recipe!
So I have come to realize that I am somewhat of a “dressing snob.” There are people that prefer ranch and people who prefer Italian, but honestly I love them ALL and I prefer them homemade! (As you can see here in my Roasted Jalapeno and Onion Dressing, Cilantro Lime Dressing, Sweet Miso Ginger Dressing and many others!)
Make sure you PIN Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing!
I especially love creamy dressings like ranch, caesar and blue cheese. Whether for topping my salads or dipping some carrots or celery, I love a good, creamy dressing.
But the bad part about these dressings is that they can be so fattening! I needed a way to still enjoy that creamy flavor, but just to do it a little healthier.
One of my staple ingredients is Greek yogurt and one of its primary uses is for excellent marinades and homemade salad dressing. Yep, Greek yogurt!
It keeps meats and fish nice and moist, while gently flavoring vegetables. Plain yogurt is like a blank canvas waiting to be spiced and flavored with whatever your heart desires, in this case, a homemade Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing.
My favorite way for using this dressing is as, just that, a salad dressing! It tastes great on a traditional Greek salad. A Greek salad generally contains cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, kalamata olives and Feta cheese.
The bright, fresh flavors of the lemon juice and apple cider vinegar of this homemade dressing recipe really take a Greek salad over the top!
However, this dressing doesn’t have to only be used to top a salad! You can use it as a dip for veggies, or even a marinade for steak, too!
One of the best parts is that making this dressing could not be easier. You simply combine the Greek yogurt, vinegar, lemon juice, herbs and spices together completely, cover and chill! Perfect for all of your summer salads, marinade and dip needs!
Some questions you may have about Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing:
Is Greek yogurt dressing healthy? The purpose of making salad dressing with Greek yogurt is still achieve the creaminess that you love without all of the calories and fat. It’s definitely a healthier option, but everything in moderation!
How long does Greek yogurt dressing last? Because this dressing is homemade and doesn’t contain the preservatives that most store bought dressing do, it might now last as long. I would check the expiration date of the Greek yogurt you use, and then add one to two weeks to that. The vinegar in the recipe will help it to last a little longer.
What is Greek yogurt dressing? Essentially, it is just any dressing recipe that uses Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise! This particular recipe uses flavors similar to a traditional Greek salad recipe (thanks to the lemon juice, herb and spices), but with a creamy twist; however, there are many other variations such as a Greek Yogurt Ranch or Greek Yogurt Honey Mustard.
If you liked this Greek Dressing recipe, check out these other homemade dressing recipes:
- Avocado Green Goddess Dressing
- Dijon Lime Salad Dressing
- Caesar Salad Dressing
- Homemade Italian Dressing
Tools for making Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing:
Mini Food Processor– You can also use a food processor to get a nice blend. I use this thing daily! It is by far my most used kitchen appliance, it is small and I throw all the parts into the dishwasher, well except the base and cord, of course!
Salad Dressing Container – The best way to store homemade salad dressing!With flavors of lemon and garlic, this Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing is light, creamy and delicious! It is the best Greek salad dressing recipe!
Also make Greek Chicken Kabobs!
Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 small garlic clove , finely minced
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
- Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl and whisk until combined.
- Cover and chill for 1-14 hours before serving. Use as a marinade, salad dressing or dip.
- If you've tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was!