Greek Yogurt Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

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Healthy Caesar Dressing is a lightened-up version of the classic salad dressing recipe flavored with lemon, garlic, and parmesan cheese. Made with Greek yogurt, so it’s still creamy and delicious. But without eggs and mayo to keep it lighter and healthier. Plus there are no anchovies!

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When I first started blogging, I was in a number of groups where we all created recipes around a theme once a week or month. One month, I had to make something using the obscure treasures of the sea such as sea vegetables or the “little fishes” that are often forgotten.

Admittedly, I am not a big seafood person. Occasionally I’ll eat my Sesame Maple Glazed Salmon or some BBQ Shrimp. But little fishies? Especially little fishies that often come in cans or jars? I was hesitant.

So my approach to this was to hide some anchovies in a heavily-flavored Caesar salad dressing and pretend they weren’t there.

I do love using Greek yogurt to make healthier versions of everything from Honey Mustard Dip to Peruvian Aji Sauce. But the anchovy in that recipes kept my Greek yogurt Caesar Dressing recipe hidden in the depths of my blog.

But it was time. Time to make healthy Caesar dressing without anchovies. And without raw eggs and mayonnaise, for that matter. That means you can enjoy one of your all-time favorite salads with ingredients you probably have in your pantry and refrigerator. And it’s a pretty simple swap!

Creamy salad dressing dripping off a spoon

Healthy Caesar Salad Dressing Recipe

This Caesar dressing recipe is lightened up by making it with Greek yogurt. And instead of anchovies in their original form, it uses Worcestershire sauce, which actually contains anchovies and is an easier way to add that umami flavor and a bit of saltiness. 

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.

Here is a brief overview so you can see just how easy it is to make. Scroll down to the printable recipe card for the full quantities and details.
But don’t skip my PRO TIPS below!

What You’ll Need

Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing Ingredients in bowls and labeled
  • 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 – you can use bottles, but start with a little less because it can become bitter.
  • Olive oil
  • Worcestershire sauce – see the note below about ensuring your Worcestershire is gluten free, if needed.
  • Garlic
  • Salt
Bowl with Healthy Caesar Dressing ingredient ready to stir with a whisk

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!

You can even use it as a marinade or grill some Lemon Yogurt-Marinated Chicken . Then make some delicious Healthy Chicken Caesar Salads. Don’t forget the Baked Polenta Croutons for a gluten free option!

BRIANNE RECOMMENDS:

I love shaking up my favorite salad dressings in the OXO Salad Dressing Shaker!

A jar of dressing and bowls of Chicken Caesar Salad

Brianne’s pro recipe tips

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.

This actually makes a great yogurt marinade for chicken. Greek yogurt keeps chicken moist and juicy while allowing the flavors to permeate. Just pour it over chicken in a plastic food storage bag. Let it marinate in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or up to overnight. Then grill, bake, or cook in a skillet.

Gluten Free Tip: 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.

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A mason jar of Greek yogurt Caesar salad dressing
5 from 1 vote

Healthy Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing

Prep: 5 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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 Greek Yogurt 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.
1 Comment
  1. 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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