Yogurt Salad Dressing Recipes

Find healthy, delicious yogurt salad dressing recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

EatingWell Crudité Vegetable Wreath with Ranch Dip

Rating: 5 stars 6
Take your veggies and dip to the next level with this colorful crudité wreath. This vegetable appetizer is a stunner with white cauliflower, red tomatoes and green broccoli, green beans, snap peas, kale and Brussels sprouts. It's also a delicious way to start your celebration with veggies (which there are rarely enough of at parties and holidays). The homemade ranch dip, which uses nonfat Greek yogurt in place of sour cream, takes just a few minutes to make, or you can use a healthy store-bought dip.

Creamy Cilantro-Avocado Dressing

Rating: 4.58 stars 10
Use this tangy, creamy cilantro-avocado dressing on a salad of romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes and black beans, with crumbled tortilla chips or toasted pine nuts on top.

Spicy Mediterranean Vinaigrette

Rating: 4 stars 3
Sweet raisins, honey and carrot juice balance the heat of crushed red pepper in this brightly colored vinaigrette.

Honey-Mustard Chicken Salad

A simple dressing, using yogurt rather than mayo, moistens the chicken in this tasty lightened-up chicken salad. Plus, it's flavor-packed thanks to a quick-to-fix honey mustard. Whip up a batch while you're meal prepping for easy, packable lunches.

Creamy Garlic Dressing

This delicious creamy dressing makes it easy to eat your veggies! Yogurt and a little mayonnaise are combined to create the creamy base, and lemon, garlic, parsley and chives add tons of fresh flavor. Plus, Parmesan cheese and reduced-sodium tamari give this dressing the right amount of saltiness. Drizzle it over salads or scoop it up with carrot sticks—you'll start finding excuses to eat more veggies just to have more of this tasty dressing.
By Carolyn Casner

Creamy Curry Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Toss this creamy curry dressing with a salad of red-leaf lettuce, baby spinach, slivered red bell pepper, chopped hard-boiled egg and a sprinkle currants or raisins.

Cucumber Herb Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars 2
As the base of this herb-spiked dressing, pureed cucumber provides a mellow grassy flavor and a luxurious texture. Pureeing vegetables into a salad dressing is a great way to give it body (and to sneak in more low-cal vegetables). Experiment with tomatoes, arugula and/or roasted garlic to create your own dressing magic.

Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

Rating: 3.75 stars 6
Creamy blue cheese dressing is still rich and delicious when you make it with low-fat dairy products and reduced-fat mayonnaise. Choose the tangiest aged blue cheese you can find; its flavor will go a long way.

Mixed Lettuce Salad with Cucumber Herb Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars 1
Oak leaf and baby romaine lettuces are so tender they're best eaten straight from the garden or at least within a day or two of picking. Mild and delicate, they pair wonderfully with peppery radishes and chopped hard-boiled eggs in this easy salad.

Moroccan-Spiced Lemon Dressing

Rating: 4 stars 1
This dressing is inspired by the flavors of North Africa and is good drizzled on mixed green salads as well as grain salads.

Creamy Herbed Dressing

Rating: 4.5 stars 2
Use this light and creamy herb dressing to dress coleslaw, cucumber salad, potato salad or simple mixed greens. Feel free to use fresh chopped herbs instead of dried. Recipe by Nancy Baggett for EatingWell.

Chopped Salad with Chicken & Creamy Chipotle Dressing

This chopped salad with chicken is smoky and zesty thanks to the creamy chipotle dressing. Cilantro adds a pop of freshness to each bite.
By Jasmine Smith
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Inspiration and Ideas

Homemade Caesar Salad Dressing
Rating: Unrated 1
This dressing has just 13 calories and less than half a gram of fat per tablespoon, compared to 115 calories and 12 grams of fat for its traditional counterpart.
Honey-Mustard Dressing
Rating: Unrated 1
A perfect foil for a salad of mixed bitter greens including arugula, chicory, escarole, radicchio and/or watercress
Baby Beet Greens with Spicy Mediterranean Vinaigrette

This unusual salad ties together earthy greens, sweet-tart cranberries, smoky cheese and crunchy croutons with a spicy-sweet dressing. Baby chard and beet greens have bright-colored ribs and veins, which give this salad a beautiful look.