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Yogurt Dill Dressing

This Yogurt Dill Dressing is a delicious and super versatile dressing to have on hand. It’s a great dressing but also an amazing dip or sauce for grilled lamb or chicken. With only 7 easy-to-find to find ingredients, this is a staple you will always want in your fridge. It’s tangy with just enough dill-y flavor to make your tastebuds sing and dance. The perfect topping for my Greek Wedge Salad.

yogurt dill dressing in jar with spoon with fresh dill

This dressing is adapted from one of my favorite books for cooking – Salt Fat Acid Heat by Samin Nosrat. This is one of my new favorite cookbooks. I love how she teaches mastering techniques to make us better cooks, overall. I highly recommend her book and she has some awesome recipes for all the Basics. The book has something for everyone, both the novice in the Kitchen as well more experienced cooks. I urge you to at least browse the beautifully compiled book as it’s gorgeously illustrated.

Yogurt based dressings

This Yogurt Dill Dressing is an adaption of the Creamy Herb Dressing featured in the book. I am generally not a fan of creamy dressings because I’m not a fan of mayonnaise. Mayonnaise is the common emulsifier used in the majority of cream-based dressings. I’m a vinegar and oil kinda gal, but yogurt is a game changer. Not only is it lower in fat, and works beautifully to emulsify a dressing but also has gut-friendly probiotics. And probiotics are good for digestion and overall health. So why wouldn’t we use yogurt right?

You can make a copycat dressing of almost every creamy-based dressing opting for yogurt instead of mayo or sour cream and save on overall calories.

Dressings in general are one of the easiest condiments to make at home. For starters, they are cost-effective, and second and most importantly, you cut out all the junk that is added to preserve food and keep it shelf stable. The latter is in itself worth the few minutes it takes to make your dressings. Once you get the hang of a basic dressing, you can add and subtract ingredients to customize it. For a few ideas, check out our Dressings and Sauces page.

How to make the Yogurt Dill Dressing

The most important part of the recipe is to allow the shallots to marinate in the red wine vinegar and also to allow this dressing to chill for a bit. It allows the flavors to blend together.

shallots macerating in vinegar

Once you have allowed the shallots to macerate, combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until completely combined. Check for salt.

ingredients for yogurt dill dressing in bowl before combining and after
The making of my super flavorful Yogurt Dill Dressing

Suggested uses

Aside from adding ultimate flavor to my Greek Wedge Salad, it’s a perfect complement to our Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Bowls. This tangy sauce is great on baked or grilled Salmon, as a sauce for Falafel, on a turkey burger, on chicken skewers, or a traditional green salad. One of my favorite ways of eating it is in a pita chock full of veggies for a perfect and quick lunch.

yogurt dressing in jar


This dressing keeps in the fridge for about 3 days. The recipe yields about 8 tablespoons so it’s enough to use up for one large meal or enough salads, snacks, and bowls for a couple of days.

Store in a jar or container with a tight-fitting lid or cover. Mix before serving.

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dressing top view

Yogurt Dill Dressing

Ana | Claudia’s Table
May 22, 2020
A healthy creamy dressing alternative with tangy, vibrant flavor.
4.84 from 30 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course dressing, Salad, sauce
Cuisine American, Greek, Healthy
Servings 4
Calories 132 kcal


  • microplane or garlic press
  • bowl
  • whisk


  • 1 tbsp shallots finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup greek yogurt 2%
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 clove garlic finely grated with a microplane or finely minced
  • 1 green onion/scallion finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp dill fresh, finely chopped, leaves only
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp salt kosher
  • pepper freshly ground


  • Place shallots and vinegar in a bowl and allow to marinade/macerate for 15 minutes.
  • Once the shallots are ready, combine the remainder of the ingredients with shallots and vinegar and whisk until thoroughly combined. Check for salt.
  • Optional: Chill in fridge for about 15 minutes.
  • Keeps for about 3 days in the refrigerator.


Store in a jar or container with a tight fitting lid or cover. Mix before serving.


Serving: 2tbspCalories: 132kcal

Nutritional information is calculated online and should be used as a guide.

Keyword dill, dressings, greek yogurt dressing, healthy, salad dressing, yogurt, yogurt dill sauce

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  1. 5 stars
    Best recipe for dill yogurt dressing I’ve ever made! So fresh and tangy. This will be my go to dill salad dressing from now on.

    1. Hi Stef,
      So happy to hear that you enjoyed it! It’s really one of my all-time faves. Thank you for so much taking the time to review!