Greek yogurt creamy poppy seed dressing - tangy and sweet, without all the extra calories. Greek yogurt keeps the calorie count low in this healthy and creamy salad dressing.
This creamy poppy seed dressing is tangy and sweet, but without all of the extra calories from mayonnaise, which would typically be used in a dressing recipe. This version is made with plain non-fat greek yogurt, which has less calories and more protein.
With this simple substitute, you can feel a lot better about what is topping your salad! This tangy dressing is filled with poppy seeds, adding extra crunch and flavor.
Ingredients and substitutions
For this dressing, you'll need a storage container. I suggest using a small mason jar with a lid, or a glass cruet, like shown above.
Any plain (not flavored) yogurt will work in this recipe. If using regular yogurt, not Greek yogurt, your dressing will turn out slightly thinner. I used Danon Oikos plain Greek yogurt.
One single-serve container is currently about ⅔ of a cup in size. If you don't want extra yogurt sitting in your refrigerator, pick up a single-serve container for this recipe.
Honey can be substituted with maple syrup.
Apple cider vinegar can be substituted with white vinegar or red wine vinegar.
Mixing your salad dressing
Making a salad dressing is surprisingly simple.
Add all of your ingredients to a small bowl or glass measuring cup and whisk until combined and smooth.
Once your dressing is mixed, I suggest doing a taste test. Some find this dressing to be a bit tangy for their taste. If this is you, I suggest adding more honey until it tastes good.
How long does dairy based dressing last?
This Greek yogurt dressing will keep for one week or more when stored in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container.
Greek Yogurt Poppy Seed Dressing
- ⅔ cup plain greek yogurt unflavored
- 2 tablespoons honey *
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients until fully combined. If your dressing is too tangy for you, add more honey to taste.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- For this recipe, I used one single serve container of Dannon Oikos Plain Greek Yogurt, but you are welcome to use whatever brand you prefer. One single serve container is currently about ⅔ of a cup in size. So If you have a bigger container, simply measure out ⅔ of a cup.
- *If your dressing tastes too tangy, add more honey to taste.