This post is sponsored by Stonyfield Organic. As always, all opinions are my own.
Ever since I came back from my trip to Stowe with Stonyfield Organic, I have been making a lot of plain yogurt-based salad dressings. Thanks to the generous folks at Stonyfield, we have all kinds of yogurt in our fridge.
While I love fruity yogurt mixes, my true love is plain whole milk Greek yogurt. I prefer plain yogurt as it allows me to use it as a blank slate to create dips, dressings, and spreads with whatever flavorings I want.
Today’s post, Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing, is a healthy salad dressing recipe that I grew up eating. My mom used to make it during the summer time to make her world famous roasted eggplant with garlic yogurt.
Nowadays, I make it mostly to drizzle green leafy salads, roasted vegetables, or even grilled meat. It takes no more than 5 minutes to make and keeps well in the fridge for up to 3 days.
What is in a Greek Yogurt Dressing Recipe
This plain yogurt salad dressing recipe is really a creamy vinaigrette as it contains yogurt, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, minced garlic, fresh herb of your choice, and salt and pepper.
When it comes to yogurt, I am a big fan of Stonyfield Organic’s Greek yogurt as it is nice and thick. However, you can certainly make this recipe with plain yogurt as well. If you are calorie conscious and prefer the low-fat version of this yogurt-based dressing, feel free to swap whole milk yogurt with fat-free plain yogurt.
My favorite fresh herb to use is dill as I find that when it is mixed in with yogurt, it pairs so well with the rest of the ingredients. You can drizzle it on salad greens or use it as a dipping sauce for summer vegetables as I did in this baked zucchini fritters recipe or mixed in with cucumbers to make tzatziki sauce.
However, you can change it up by using different kinds of herbs. I also love fresh Italian parsley, mainly when I am serving it with Turkish meatballs.
How to make yogurt salad dressing recipe
Making this healthy and creamy salad dressing cannot be easier.
Simply put all the ingredients in a bowl or a mason jar. Give it a whisk (or a good shake), and voila, you have yourself a delicious, healthy, creamy, and homemade dressing that you can use pretty much on anything.
Watch how I make this healthy creamy salad dressing
More healthy salad dressing recipes
- Yogurt Tahini Sauce
- Asian Sesame Dressing Recipe
- Creamy Lemon Vinaigrette
- Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
- Homemade Avocado Dressing – VEGAN
- Cashew Avocado Sauce – VEGAN
Ready to put this delicious light salad dressing to use? Try this Greek Yogurt Chicken Salad recipe.
Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing
- 1 cup Greek Yogurt
- 2 cloves of garlic minced
- 4 tablespoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup chopped fresh dill optional or dried
- Whisk together yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in a bowl.
- Add in the fresh dill, if using.
- Drizzle onto your favorite salads or roasted vegetables.
This is simple and delicious! I just eye balled the ingredients and also added some fresh mint that I had in the fridge.
I love the addition of mint, Michelle. So happy to hear that you liked it.
Tasted absolutely delicious! So easy to make and was amazing drizzled on a chicken Buddha bowl salad. Will make this again definitely.
That sounds fantastic Jane. Thanks for coming by and leaving a review.
I followed your recipe exactly but found it much too thick for a salad dressing. I ended up using 1/4 cup of Olive Oil, 1/4 cup of vegetable oil and 1/4 cup of milk to make it thin enough to pour (made 2 cups).
I think the next time I make this dressing I will start with 1/2 cup of Greek Yogurt and go from there.
I do love the flavor of garlic, lemon and yogurt. I did add lemon zest also.
Thanks so much for the honest feedback and sharing your experience. I trully appreciate it Donna.
I just made this salad dressing and love it. I have soy allergies and haven’t used salad dressing in a few years. It’s a blessing to find tasty recipes that meets my health needs.
Thank you for sharing your talents!!!
So happy to hear that you enjoyed this recipe Deanna. Thanks for coming by and taking the time to leave a review.