Greek Yogurt Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

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Enjoy a lightened-up version of your favorite salad dressing with this Healthy Caesar Dressing recipe. It has the traditional flavors of lemon, garlic, and parmesan cheese, but it’s made with Greek yogurt. This keeps it light while it’s still creamy and delicious. Plus there are no anchovies!

A jar of healthy caesar dressing with a spoon in it and salads blurred in the background.

Healthy Caesar Dressing

Caesar salad dressing is such a classic. And while I love a good restaurant salad, I don’t love that oftentimes the dressing takes a nice, healthy pile of greens and turns them into the equivalent of a bacon cheeseburger. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I need a bacon cheeseburger. But when I’m digging in to veggies, I want it to be good for me!

I love to use Greek yogurt to make lighterer versions of everything from Honey Mustard Dip to Peruvian Aji Sauce. And, of course, salad dressing. So it was time to give Caesar a healthier update. And I think you’re going to love it!

Creamy salad dressing dripping off a spoon.

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

And there are a number of reasons to make this your new go-to salad dressing.

  • Classic flavors. Just like most typical recipes, this one also contains lemon juice, garlic, olive oil, and parmesan cheese to give it that familiar savory flavor you love.
  • No eggs or mayo. Whether you don’t like mayo, have an egg allergy, are concerned about using raw eggs, or just want to lighten things up, Greek yogurt is the perfect substitute for that creamy consistency.
  • No anchovies either. This is the ingredient that usually gives Caesar its characteristic umami flavor. But you can get that from Worcestershire, and not have to deal with little fishies. And if you avoid all seafood, coconut or liquid aminos can be substituted.
A mason jar of Greek yogurt Caesar salad dressing.

What’s in Caesar Dressing?

While this recipe skips the heavier ingredients, it still is simple to make with pantry staples. Here’s a quick overview, but you can find the full amounts and detailed instructions.

  • Plain Greek yogurt. Use nonfat, lowfat, or whole milk yogurt depending on whether you want to cut calories or make a keto-friendly salad dressing.
  • Fresh lemon juice. Fresh is preferred. You can use bottled, but start with a little less because it can become bitter.
  • Olive oil. Just a little adds richness.
  • Worcestershire sauce. Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce in the United States is gluten free, but may not be in other countries. So be sure to check the brands available where you live to be sure it doesn’t have any gluten-containing ingredients, if that is an issue for you.
  • Garlic. A couple of cloves, or the equivalent if you use the kind from a jar.
  • Salt. As needed.
Healthy Caesar Dressing Ingredients in bowls.

How to Make Caesar Dressing

All you have to do is stir or shake all of the ingredients together in a bowl or jar and pour it over your salad. I love shaking up my favorite salad dressings in the OXO Salad Dressing Shaker!

How to Use It

Nothing surprising here, you can use this Caesar dressing recipe to make delicious Healthy Chicken Caesar Salads. Don’t forget the Baked Polenta Croutons for a gluten free option! But there are other things you can do with it too.

A jar of dressing and bowls of Chicken Caesar Salad.

Storage Instructions

Be sure to keep your Caesar salad dressing tightly sealed in a container or jar and stored in the refrigerator. It will keep for several days.

Do not freeze the Caesar dressing. Because of the yogurt, it will separate upon thawing and will have a watery consistency.

A spoon resting on top of a jar with Greek yogurt Caesar dressing.

More salad dressing recipes

Just like this healthy Caesar dressing, recipe, many of your favorite creamy dressings are easy to lighten up by using Greek yogurt. Reinvent the classics in a healthier way by trying these salad dressing recipes.

A mason jar of Greek yogurt Caesar salad dressing.
4.8 from 9 votes

Healthy Caesar Dressing

You can enjoy a lightened-up version of your favorite salad dressing with this Healthy Caesar Dressing recipe. It has the classic flavors of lemon, garlic, and parmesan cheese, but it's made with Greek yogurt. This keeps it light while it's still creamy and delicious. Plus there are no anchovies!
Prep: 5 minutes


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Worcesteshire sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt


  • Combine the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, parmesan cheese, garlic, Kosher salt, and pepper in a bowl and whisk together. Store in the refrigerator.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Caesar Dressing
Amount Per Serving (2 Tablespoons)
Calories 47 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 116mg5%
Potassium 23mg1%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 29IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 49mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimers: Please discuss your individual dietary needs (i.e. gluten free) with a physician. Even when not specified, be sure to verify all ingredients are gluten free, if needed, by reading labels on all packaging and/or confirming with the manufacturer this varies by brand and can change at any time. Nutrition information shown is an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.


  1. Samantha

    5 stars
    Made this tonight and absolutely loved it! It was really easy to make, flavorful, and much lower in fat than typical Caesar (what I was looking for).

    Used it tonight on chicken Caesar salad and will be using it on wraps tomorrow!

  2. Lisa

    5 stars
    Amazing!!! So so soooo good and pretty darn close to the real deal!!! Thanks for sharing and can’t wait to try your others!!!

  3. Josette

    5 stars
    I thought this was an easy and tasty recipe! The only thing I added was a bit of black pepper.
    Thanks Brianne! I look forward to trying more of your recipes!

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