Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing

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.

A bowl of salad, with Salad dressing and Yogurt


 

With flavors of lemon and garlic, this Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing is light, creamy and delicious! It is the best Greek salad dressing recipe!

Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing

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 DressingCilantro Lime DressingSweet Miso Ginger Dressing and many others.

A glass of salad dressing on a table,

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.

Homemade 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 heavy! I needed a way to still enjoy that creamy flavor, but just to do it a little lighter.

creamy salad dressing in a food processor

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! 

As a Marinade

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. 

creamy salad dressing pouring onto salad

As a 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.

creamy greek yogurt dressing with lemon

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.

close up of salad dressing

Storage

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.

Do not freeze this recipe.

greek yogurt salad dressing for pinterest

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Tools:

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! 

Also make Greek Chicken Kabobs! 

Close up of greek chicken skewers
creamy salad dressing pouring onto salad

Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing

4.53 from 42 votes
With flavors of lemon and garlic, this Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing is light, creamy and delicious! It is the best Greek salad dressing recipe!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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!

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Nutrition

Calories: 16 kcal, Carbohydrates: 1 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 1 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 9 mg, Potassium: 35 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 1 g, Vitamin C: 0.7 mg, Calcium: 31 mg, Iron: 0.1 mg
Calories: 16
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: greek salad dressing, greek yogurt salad dressing, homemade salad dressing
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Questions and Reviews

  1. 4 stars
    I use 2 containers fat free greek plain yogurt. about 5 oz each
    4 oz white vinegar
    2 sweet n low
    wisk it all together
    tastes like cole slaw dressing.
    use on salad or chopped cabbage
    I like to squirt 4 dabs ketchup and mustard on top.
    reminds me of russian dressing.

  2. 4 stars
    Added 1/4 t. Salt and it was perfect! This is very think (won’t pour from a container)- used a spoon to drizzle it over the salad.

    1. Thanks for the feedback, Kristen! If you want a thinner sauce, try using low fat Greek yogurt, it tends to be a little soupier. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    This is just like the Greek dressing in my favorite restaurant. I used plain homemade vegan yogurt and added cayenne pepper and fresh oregano.

    Thank you for posting this recipe.

  4. I was just reading this recipe and thought dill would be an absolute must in it! Skip the margoram probably, but the flavour of dill and creaminess of other ingredients would be amazing.

  5. 5 stars
    This sounds sooo delish, healthy & easy (which I love). We eat a lot of salads, so I’m definitely going to make this dressing. I’ll try adding in some fresh dill, which we also like to use. Thanks for this lovely & easy recipe 🙂

  6. 5 stars
    Such an easy dressing recipe. The best thing is I almost always have all the ingredients needed, so I can whip up the dressing as often as I want.

  7. 5 stars
    A Greek-style dressing can always use a little extra tanginess, so the yogurt base sounds perfect. I’ll have to make a big batch of this to have on hand!