Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Salad Dressing

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Tracking Pixel Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Salad Dressing is slightly sweet, tangy, and full of flavor, with a smooth, rich texture, but lightened up by using Greek yogurt.  It’s wonderful for topping your salads, slathering on wraps or sandwiches, pouring over some chicken or turkey or dipping veggies.  Making your own homemade salad dressing couldn’t be easier, too, and then you know exactly what’s in the bottle. And in this case, it’s Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Spectrum Naturals®, on whose behalf I am sharing this post. Read on to find out more about their products, and how you can save $3.00 on your next purchase and enter to win $500 in Spectrum Naturals® products in their Spectrum® Sundays Facebook Sweepstakes.

Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Salad Dressing

Creamy Maple Dijon Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing - it's so easy to make your own rich, creamy but still light and healthy dressing | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free recipe

I get into serious food ruts.  And I’m not talking eating the same thing all week for lunch, or getting hooked on ALL THINGS PUMPKIN during October and November.  I mean, like, years.

I have been eating oatmeal for breakfast nearly everyday for the past, oh, let’s say about eight years.  And it’s not like I change it up.  I used to eat it plain, with a little something to sweeten it up.  For about ten months I was making Mexican Chocolate Oatmeal nonstop.  EVERYDAY.  Not kidding you.  And then I had to explain to The Bug why he can’t have chocolate cookies or candy for breakfast.  #momoftheyear

When I was back in the corporate world, for the longest time my daily lunch was a salad, turkey sandwich and yogurt, then I moved on to a mini pita, veggies and hummus with yogurt.  Snack was grapes and cottage cheese.  I graduated from college twelve years ago, so clearly these weren’t short-lived routines.

Since I’ve been a stay-at-home mom, salads have been the daily go-to for me, more often than not with fruit, and cheese, most frequently with this Greek Yogurt Blue Cheese Dressing (though I am known to switch out the cider vinegar for balsamic).

But move over blue cheese, there’s a new dressing in town…

Creamy Maple Dijon Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing - it's so easy to make your own rich, creamy but still light and healthy dressing | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free recipe

 Seriously, I could drink this Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Salad Dressing (which is my other go-to lunch lately – smoothies – but that’s for another time).  Creamy dressings are awesome, but usually filled with extra calories and fat from who knows what kinds of ingredients – and really, who wants to have a big plate of salad and just use one measly tablespoon of dressing?!  Especially when it tastes this amazing.  So I love to substitute Greek yogurt for the mayo or whatever else they use to get that creaminess. Then I add just the right amount of olive oil, in this case Spectrum Naturals® Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to smooth out the flavor and texture.
Creamy Maple Dijon Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing - it's so easy to make your own rich, creamy but still light and healthy dressing | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free recipe
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Creamy Maple Dijon Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing - it's so easy to make your own rich, creamy but still light and healthy dressing | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free recipe

It takes about three seconds to mix this up, no funky chemicals or weird ingredients. The Dijon gives it a bold pop of flavor, and the maple syrup adds that subtle, smoky sweetness. And you know a salad dressing is good when it gets a preschooler to devour a mountain of leafy greens!

Creamy Maple Dijon Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing - it's so easy to make your own rich, creamy but still light and healthy dressing | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free recipe

What is the one thing you eat over and over and over?

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Creamy Greek Yogurt Maple Dijon Salad Dressing
 
A slightly sweet, tangy salad dressing with a smooth, rich texture, lightened up with Greek yogurt.
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Recipe type: Salad Dressing, Dip
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and whisk together, or in a bottle or jar with a lid and shake vigorously until thoroughly combined.
Notes
Will keep several days in the fridge.

Enjoy!

Not a dijon fan?  I’ve got some other salad dressing options for you…

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And here’s some from my friends…

Creamy Maple Dijon Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing - it's so easy to make your own rich, creamy but still light and healthy dressing | cupcakesandkalechips.com | gluten free recipe
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Comments

  1. says

    I hear ya about ruts – been making my banana mocha frappe since I posted it back in January almost every day for breakfast and I definitely get into dressing ruts too. This is a new one to get me out of boring oil & vinegar dressing rut!

  2. Andi says

    This sounds delicious and I love that they are ingredients I almost always have on hand! Do you know the nutrition stats per tbsp for this dressing?

  3. Amy says

    I just made this and mmmmmm!!! Really delicious! Definitely going to be putting this on my lunchtime salads this week!

  4. Diana says

    This was really good, Brianne. I tried it at Amy’s and liked it so much that I am bringing it to a party today with a green salad.

  5. Aggie says

    I’m actually in a salad rut, mostly because of laziness lately. I’ve been buying dressings instead of making them and honesty they are just not good, hence not wanting a salad. It’s soooo easy to put together homemade dressing, I actually think I have all the ingredients for this. It looks delicious!!

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