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Creamy Herb Greek Yogurt Dressing

Creamy Herb Greek Yogurt Dressing is tasty, smooth and ready in minutes. This blend of yogurt, herbs, garlic and seasoning is the perfect way to dress up your favorite salads or veggie trays.

If you like ranch and you like vinaigrette,  you will love this dressing. It is sharp, tangy and smooth at the same time and the herbs compliment the salad rather than overpower it. Greek yogurt and olive oil make up the base, with lemon juice, vinegar, garlic and spices kicking up the flavor. I keep a jar of it in the fridge and the family likes to use it instead of mayo on sandwiches and as a dip for just about anything.

Honestly, I have made many salad dressing over the years that just weren’t good. They were either too sweet, or too gloppy and stuck like glue to the greens, and one even smelled like burnt rubber. Seriously!   If you are looking for an easy, healthier recipe for salad dressing, you have found it here.

creamy herb greek yogurt dressing being mixed

Tips for making the best Creamy Herb Greek Yogurt Dressing:

  • Use fresh squeezed lemon juice for the best flavor and results. If lemon zest is required in the recipe, be sure to zest the lemon BEFORE squeezing it.
  • Start with quality yogurt – use organic greek yogurt if possible
  • Use fresh, minced garlic if possible for the best flavor
  • When it comes to dried spices, keep the shelf fresh by storing spices in a cool, dark place, away from direct heat or sunlight. In tightly closed containers whole spices will stay fresh for about 4 years, ground spices for about 2 to 3 years and dried herbs for 1 to 3 years.
creamy herb greek yogurt dressing ingredients

Why use Greek Yogurt?

Greek yogurt is perfect for mixing salad dressings because it is creamier and thicker than regular yogurt, and packs a protein punch.  It is thicker because the whey, which is the watery component that is left after milk curdles, has been strained off. Removing this liquid is why Greek yogurt is denser than regular yogurt, and results in less carbs too. As for the protein, Greek yogurt has roughly double the protein of regular yogurt.

Reasons to Love Creamy Herb Greek Yogurt Dressing:

  • Easy to make with pantry ingredients
  • Versatile: use as a dressing, sandwich spread or dip
  • Great to make a day ahead of time, actually tastes better
creamy herb greek yogurt dressing

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Creamy Herb Greek Yogurt Dressing

Creamy Herb Greek Yogurt Dressing is tangy, smooth and ready in just minutes. A blend of yogurt, garlic and seasonings is the perfect way to dress up a favorite salad or veggie tray.
3.16 from 33 votes
Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :0 minutes
Total Time :10 minutes
Servings :1 cup
Calories :97
Course :Condiment


  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt whole fat
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves minced garlic about 1-1/2 teaspoons
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme


  • In a small bowl combine all of the ingredients and whisk to combine. Refrigerate until served.
  • Store unused dressing tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Chef Tips

Sugar can be substituted for the honey. If using, be sure to whisk the dressing until all of the sugar is dissolved before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 2tablespoonsCalories: 97kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 151mgPotassium: 22mgSugar: 2gVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg

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Creamy Greek Yogurt Dressing is a blend of yogurt, herbs, garlic and seasoning perfect to dress up your favorite salads or veggie trays. #mustlovehomecooking


I’m Christine, a self-appointed foodie and almost empty-nester who is addicted to creating quick and tasty recipes that anyone can make. My goal is to give you the confidence and know-how to cook from scratch with easy, budget-friendly recipes. Welcome to my kitchen! Learn more…

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