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Homemade Creamy Greek Yogurt Dressing


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Our creamy Greek yogurt dressing recipe is made from scratch using simple ingredients. This tangy homemade dressing is easy to prepare and takes just 5 minutes to make a batch.

Homemade salad dressings can be made for a fraction of the price compared to store bought versions. And the homemade versions taste so much better!

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I love making salad dressings at home because you can get creative with the flavors and they are so simple to mix up. Most require just a few minutes of mixing and shaking and don’t require a food processor. And I always appreciate being able to pronounce all the ingredients.

My longtime go-to dressings are a homemade house dressing and this Caesar salad dressing (no anchovies!). But the first time I made this Greek yogurt herb dressing I knew that it would taking over our menu for a while. It’s got a rich flavor, creamy, tangy and the thinner consistency makes it fantastic on a Mediterranean wedge salad or drizzled over Greek salad kabobs.

Our creamy and tangy Greek Yogurt Dressing recipe brings a touch of Mediterranean flair to any dish. Made with wholesome ingredients and ready in 5 minutes it’s sure to impress.

How does Greek yogurt dressing taste?

This dressing has a tangy, slightly sour taste with a rich and creamy texture. And the addition of herbs and spices adds depth to the flavor of the dressing.

Is Greek yogurt dressing healthy?

It’s usually a healthier alternative to regular dressings, but depends on the other ingredients you are using. Greek yogurt is lower in fat, calories, and sugar than regular yogurt and it’s also a good source of protein.

What types of salads go with Greek yogurt dressing?

The possibilities are endless because Greek yogurt dressing is known for its tangy and creamy texture. Some of our favorites include classic Caesar salad, Greek salad with feta cheese and olives, or a simple salad of mixed greens with grilled chicken. It also pairs well with most vegetables, including tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers making it easy to customize your salad.

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What is Greek Yogurt Dressing made of?

  • plain Greek yogurt – full fat yields the creamiest dressing. 
  • extra virgin olive oil – if preferred, use a lighter olive oil. 
  • white wine vinegar – do not substitute apple cider vinegar. The flavor is a little too strong and will change the color of the dressing. 
  • lemon juice – use fresh for the best flavor. 
  • spices and herbs: minced garlic, dried parsley, dried oregano, dried dill, sea salt, and ground black pepper.

How to Make Homemade Greek Yogurt Dressing 

Combine all of the dressing ingredients into a 12-ounce mason jar or container.

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Add the lid and give it a good shake until it’s combined. 

If needed, scrape the sides of the jar to push the yogurt back down and continue shaking until all the ingredients are incorporated. 

Pour over summer salads or use it as a dipping sauce or marinade for chicken. 

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Tips for Making Dressing with Greek Yogurt

  • For the best flavor, check the expiration date on your herbs and spices to make sure they’re fresh.
  • To make a bigger batch, simply double the recipe. If it doesn’t fit into your jar, whisk all of the ingredients in a large bowl, then transfer to separate containers before storing. 
  • The dressing is best after it has chilled for 2-3 hours. 
  • As it sits, the ingredients will separate. Simply shake it up to reincorporate the ingredients and it’s as good as new. 

Substitutions and Variations

Fresh herbs – Use these measurements:

  • fresh dill: 1/2 teaspoon
  • fresh parsley: 1 teaspoon
  • fresh oregano: 1 teaspoon
  • add a teaspoon of minced fresh chives for a flavor boost 

Sour cream – you can swap the Greek yogurt for sour cream in a pinch. We do recommend keeping it full fat for a creamy dressing. 

Greek yogurt ranch dressing – instead of using the herbs listed, stir in a packet of ranch seasoning mix.

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What to Serve With Greek Dressing with Yogurt

Creamy yogurt salad dressings are versatile and a healthier alternative compared to other dressings. Our family loves this dressing over Greek salad with feta cheese and grilled chicken. You can also use it on pasta salad or a small green salad

Some folks like using Greek yogurt in place of mayonnaise when making veggie dip but it gives you a thinner dip. If you want to dip cherry tomatoes and other raw veggies I recommend using my Knorr veggie dip recipe. You can swap the mayo and sour cream for a half and half ratio or use all plain yogurt. 

How long does Greek yogurt dressing last in the fridge?

Leftover dressing will last for up to 1 week when stored in an airtight container or jar in the refrigerator. Before serving, give it a good shake to combine. 

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Greek Yogurt Dressing.

Greek Yogurt Dressing

Homemade creamy Greek yogurt dressing is easy to make and calls for common spices and herbs. This healthy salad dressing can also be used to marinate chicken.
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Course: salad dressing
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 42kcal
Author: Lori @ A Reinvented Mom


  • cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • juice of 1 fresh lemon, about 2-3 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Place all the ingredients in a 12-ounce jar (see Notes).
  • Secure with a lid and shake vigorously to combine.
  • Scrape the yogurt down the sides of the jar if needed, then reseal and continue shaking until all the ingredients are combined.
  • Pour over salad or use as a marinade or sauce for chicken or fish.


  • This recipe makes 1 cup of dressing.
  • Full-fat Greek yogurt will give you the creamiest dressing.
  • To substitute fresh herbs for dried herbs, increase the amounts to about 1 teaspoon each of parsley and oregano and ½ teaspoon of dill.
  • The dressing tastes best after it’s been refrigerated for 2-3 hours.
  • See the blog post for more tips, substitutions and variations.
  • Store in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to a week. The ingredients will separate upon standing – simply shake again to combine.
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Nutritional Estimate

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutritional information is provided as a reference, using an online calculator. We recommend verifying the information independently for accuracy.

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