Greek yogurt poppy seed dressing is tangy and sweet, without all the extra calories. Made with a handful of simple ingredients and lightly sweetened with honey. Perfect for topping your next salad!
This creamy poppy seed dressing is tangy and sweet, but without all of the extra calories from mayonnaise, which would typically be used in salad dressing. This version is made with plain non-fat Greek yogurt, which has fewer calories and more protein.
Made with a handful of simple pantry staples, you can whip up a batch of homemade dressing in minutes! Your salad dressing will keep for about a week when stored in the refrigerator - perfect for meal prep planning!
Add Greek yogurt poppy seed dressing to a strawberry walnut salad or use as a dipping sauce for grilled chicken tenders.
Ingredients and substitutions
- Yogurt - Any plain (unflavored and unsweetened) yogurt works in this recipe. If using regular yogurt, not Greek yogurt, your dressing will turn out slightly thinner. I used Danon Oikos plain Greek yogurt.
- Honey - Can be substituted with maple syrup.
- Dijon mustard - Can be substituted with any type of smooth mustard - yellow mustard will work in a pinch.
- Apple cider vinegar - Can be substituted with white vinegar or red wine vinegar.
- Poppy seeds - Add nutty flavor and crunch to the dressing.
- Salt and pepper - Enhance the flavor of the dressing.
Mixing your salad dressing
Add all of your ingredients to a small bowl or glass measuring cup and whisk until combined and smooth.
Once your dressing is mixed, do a taste test. If you find the dressing too tangy, feel free to add more honey. If your dressing tastes too sweet, add more dijon mustard and vinegar to taste.
How long does dairy based dressing last?
Greek yogurt dressing will keep for one week or more when stored in the refrigerator in a tightly sealed container.
Salads for poppy seed dressing
Try Greek yogurt poppy seed dressing on one of these salads (simply sub out the listed dressing):
Greek Yogurt Poppy Seed Dressing
- ⅔ cup plain greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey, more to taste
- 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 incorporated and smooth. If the dressing is too tangy, 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 cup in size, the perfect amount for this recipe.
- Dressing will keep for up to one week in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
So easy, so delicious a forever staple...thank you!