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This Greek yogurt salad dressing is made with handfuls of fresh herbs (dill + mint), garlic, lemon, and a pop of cumin. It’s creamy, protein-packed, and incredibly refreshing. Ready in 10-minutes, you can serve it with salads, veggies, proteins, grain bowls, and more!

Dill yogurt dressing shown in a bowl.

Plain Greek yogurt (or a similar alternative like Icelandic Skyr) is the perfect base for creamy, healthy, and homemade salad dressings! Its taste and texture is thick, smooth, and refreshing – blending up wonderfully with fresh herbs, lemon juice, and more common dressing ingredients like garlic, olive oil, and vinegar.

I first shared this recipe back in 2020, but I recently revisited it whilst developing this shrimp and avocado salad recipe. While it was good as it was written, I felt like it needed just a little something extra to make the flavours pop. Enter: a tiny bit of cumin! This spice works wonderfully with the cooling flavour of yogurt and really tied everything together. I hope you enjoy this modified version 🙂

As a dietitian, I love that this yogurt-based dressing adds both flavour AND nutrition to a variety of meals. It’s packed with quality protein (from the Greek yogurt) as well as healthy fats (from the olive oil), both of which help to keep you full and satisfied for longer – especially when pairing with something like a salad!

Want more dressing recipes? Check out my roundup of healthy homemade sauces + dressings for more inspiration. You may love my hummus salad dressing or my pesto vinaigrette dressing for more creamy goodness!

Here’s a look at what you’ll need to make this recipe:

Recipe ingredients in small bowls.

Please note that these pictures are meant to provide a helpful visual overview of the recipe. Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!

Visual guide: how to make greek yogurt dressing

Dressing ingredients in a food processor.

STEP 1: Simply add all the ingredients into a food processor or a high-speed blender.

Dill yogurt dressing blended in a food processor.

STEP 2: Blend until smooth – this should only take a minute or so!

No food processor? No problem!

You can make the salad dressing by hand, too:

  1. finely chop the herbs (dill + mint)
  2. finely mince the garlic cloves (or use garlic powder)
  3. combine everything in a bowl and stir together well!

It might be a little more textured than with a food processor, but the flavours will still be there.

What to serve with this recipe

There are many ways you can enjoy this herby yogurt dressing, even beyond salads! For instance:

  1. serve it over a crunchy romaine or spinach salad – pictured below is this dressing with a shrimp avocado salad!
  2. use it as a delicious pasta salad dressing for a creamy texture
  3. use it as a dip for raw veggies, like carrots, cucumbers, or radishes (you can omit the water to make it a bit thicker for a dip)
  4. drizzle it over roasted veggies, like roasted potatoes or carrots
  5. drizzle it on a pita sandwich or wrap
  6. serve it over grilled or baked proteins, like salmon or chicken

TIP: This dressing recipe is perfect for meal prep – just blend a large batch and store in the fridge for the week ahead. You can use it to add flavour and nutrition to so many different meals, as evidenced in the list above 🙂

Shrimp avocado salad with yogurt dill dressing on a large plate.

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Get the Recipe: Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing With Dill & Mint

This Greek yogurt salad dressing is made with handfuls of fresh herbs (dill + mint), garlic, lemon, and a pop of cumin. It's creamy, protein-packed, and incredibly refreshing.
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (or Skyr)
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint
  • 1 lemon, juice only (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (depending on how garlicky you like things!)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 Tbsp water (or to desired consistency)
  • Salt + pepper, to taste (add generously)

Instructions

  • TO MAKE IN A FOOD PROCESSOR OR BLENDER: Add all ingredients to a food processor or high-speed blender. Blend until smooth, adjusting seasonings to taste.
  • TO MAKE BY HAND: Very finely chop the dill and mint. Finely mince the garlic, or use garlic powder. Combine everything to a bowl and whisk or stir together well.
  • Use immediately, or store in an airtight container in the fridge!

Notes

*STORAGE: This salad dressing will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for about 5 days.
*SERVING IDEAS: you can pair this dressing with…
  • crunchy romaine or other green salads, such as my shrimp avocado salad!
  • pasta salads
  • raw veggies, like carrots, cucumbers, or radishes (you can omit the water to make it a bit thicker for a dip)
  • roasted veggies, like roasted potatoes or carrots
  • a pita sandwich or wrap 
  • grilled or baked proteins, like salmon or chicken
Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 294IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition

As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.

Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.

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