This cool, creamy Greek Yogurt Dressing is simple to make and full of flavor! Add lots of fresh herbs — you’ll love the bright addition of fresh mint! — garlic, and lemon juice to really round it out.
Here’s why we love it so much:
- Quick prep time — 10 minutes or less!
- 6 clean ingredients + salt and pepper, that’s it!
- Healthier than a mayonnaise or sour cream based dressing!
- Full on delicious!
Our favorite way to serve this yogurt dressing recipe is with tender, sweet beets, but it’s also fantastic with grilled meats or anything with a Middle Eastern or Mediterranean flavor profile.
Also, you can totally just mix this with your favorite salad greens and call it a day. It’s easy, healthy, and tastes amazing. Couldn’t ask for more!
- Plain Greek yogurt: We love full fat Greek yogurt, but any variety will work.
- Garlic: A fresh minced garlic clove adds a bit of heat to the salad dressing.
- Fresh mint: The bright, sweet, refreshing flavor of fresh mint pairs so well with Greek yogurt.
- Scallions: A more subtle onion flavor than using raw onion.
- Extra virgin olive oil:
- Fresh lemon juice: This loosens the yogurt into more of a sauce, but also brightens the taste.
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper: To season everything!
How To Make Greek Yogurt Dressing
This is unbelievably easy to make at home. Place all ingredients in either a personal blender — I seriously use this almost daily to make salad dressings at home! — a food processor fitted with blade attachment, or a large mixing bowl. The the latter, you’ll want to finely chop the garlic and fresh herbs.
Either pulse or whisk well, then taste and adjust seasoning as needed. That’s it!
Make Ahead, Leftovers, and Storage
Make ahead: We love to make this a few hours in advance so the flavors have a chance to meld together, so that’s a great option if you have time! But if not, don’t fret — you can serve this dressing right away.
Leftovers and storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container (mason jars are great for storing salad dressing) in a fridge for up to 5 days.
How To Serve
You’ll love using our Greek yogurt dressing recipe as the base for a Beet Salad, but it’s also perfect with an assortment of roasted root veggies, used as a condiment on your favorite sandwich (we are obsessed with this deconstructed falafel sandwich!), or as a dip for salmon cakes or fish cakes when you don’t have tartar sauce.
Other ways to serve Greek yogurt dressing: With a salad alongside our Za’atar Roasted Chicken, as a base for lamb meatballs, or even more simply: tossed with your favorite salad. How delicious would this be with a steak salad?!
Expert Tips + Substitutions
Want to thin out the dressing?
Whisk in a few teaspoons of water!
Don’t have mint? Try using fresh dill or tarragon instead! Instead of scallions, use fresh chives!
Make a double batch!
The leftovers can be used to marinate chicken thighs or chicken breasts before grilling! The herbed garlic yogurt adds SO much flavor!
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5-Minute Creamy Greek Yogurt Dressing
- 10 oz Greek yogurt
- 1 large garlic clove finely chopped
- 2 Tbsp fresh mint finely chopped
- 2 scallions thinly sliced
- 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 medium lemon juiced, about 2 Tbsp
- ½ tsp Kosher salt
- Pinch of freshly ground black pepper
- Make the Greek yogurt dressing. Place all ingredients in either a personal blender, a food processor, or a mixing bowl. Pulse or whisk until well mixed. Taste and adjust seasoning, then refrigerate until needed.
- Leftovers will keep in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
Photography by: Megan McKeehan