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Small Batch Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing

on June 12, 2024
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This Greek yogurt-based homemade small-batch Caesar dressing is zesty, bold, creamy, and makes just enough for two salads.
Small batch Caesar dressing dripping off a spoon.

If you want homemade dressing but don’t want tons of leftovers, I got you covered! This recipe for Greek Yogurt Caesar dressing is zesty, creamy, outrageously delicious, and makes just enough for two salads.

Plus, it’s easy to whip up, brings tons of flavor to any dish, and will beat out any store-bought Caesar dressing in a heartbeat. It’s my go to-for both this Tuna Caesar Salad and Tuna Caesar Wrap!

Adding creamy Greek yogurt dressing to Caesar salad.

As a proponent of a sustainable lifestyle, making my own sauces and vinaigrettes is one of my favorite things to do to elevate my meals!

Making your own sauces, syrups, and dressings is a great way to avoid extra plastic packaging that eventually ends up in landfills or makes its way into the environment and becomes microplastics.

Small Batch Caesar Dressing Ingredients


Here’s everything you need:

  • Garlic.
  • Greek Yogurt. Light works here, just make sure it’s plain.
  • Olive oil.
  • Red wine vinegar. Or apple cider vinegar if you prefer.
  • Dijon mustard. Smooth or grainy.
  • Lemon juice.
  • Black pepper.
overhead view of all ingredients for Caesar dressing - Dijon mustard, Greek yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, black pepper, garlic

Note: Classic Caesar dressing typically includes anchovies or anchovy paste. This is not an ingredient I typically have on hand, so I left it out. If you want to include anchovies in this recipe, I recommend adding ¼ teaspoon anchovy paste.

Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing Tips and Tricks


Use Fresh Garlic

I find that fresh garlic goes a long way in this recipe (as opposed to garlic powder or pre-minced garlic)! This recipe for small-batch Caesar dressing requires blending both to help emulsify the oil and liquid for the creamiest texture, but also to integrate the garlic seamlessly.

Peel the garlic and add it right to a high-powered blender or nutribullet.

Holding two cloves of peeled garlic to add to a blender for Caesar dressing.
Peel the garlic.

Blend Until Smooth and Creamy

Add the Greek yogurt, olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and black pepper to the blender with the peeled garlic.

Blend on high until the garlic is completely broken down and the dressing is smooth and creamy.

Adding all ingredients for Greek Yogurt Caesar dressing to a blender.
Add all ingredients to a blender.
Creamy Caesar dressing just blended.
Blend until smooth.

Serving Your Caesar Dressing

This dressing is obviously delicious on a Caesar salad, but it’s also my go-to for a variety of other salads, wraps, fish dishes, and bowls. Here are some of my favorite unexpected dishes to smother this dressing over:

Small batch Greek Yogurt-based dressing.

How to Properly Store Leftover Caesar Dressing

This small-batch dressing recipe yield about ⅓ cup of dressing, which typically will dress about 2 salads. However, if you have leftovers, definitely save them!

This homemade Caesar dressing will last 4-5 days in a sealed airtight container in the refrigerator.

Green tip: Of the billions of tons of food wasted annually, 50% of food waste happens at home. Reduce your contribution to food waste by properly storing and consuming leftovers.

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Why this is My Go-To Caesar Dressing


  • It’s small batch. Nothing beats fresh and made to order, so I love to make my dressings right when I’m using them, meaning a recipe for just two portions is perfect for my husband and I.
  • The texture. Between the Greek Yogurt and the emulsification of the olive oil and liquid, this homemade dressing is so creamy.
  • The bold flavors. Between the fresh garlic, fresh citrus, and Dijon mustard, this Caesar is nothing if not bold.

If you’re loving this Caesar dressing with Greek yogurt and want more homemade dressings, check out this Raspberry Vinaigrette and Maple Dijon Vinaigrette.

Small batch Caesar dressing dripping off a spoon.

Small Batch Greek Yogurt Caesar Dressing

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This Greek yogurt-based homemade small-batch Caesar dressing is zesty, bold, creamy, and makes just enough for two salads.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Blending Time 1 minute
Total Time 6 minutes
Servings 2 servings

Equipment

Ingredients
 
 

  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard (grainy or smooth)
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt (light works!)
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Peel the garlic and add it to a blender with the Dijon mustard, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, extra-virgin olive oil, Greek yogurt, and black pepper.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy. Enjoy!

Pro Tips

  • If you want to include anchovies, I recommend adding ¼ teaspoon of anchovy paste. 
  • You can easily double this recipe for a bigger batch! 
  • Try this on my Tuna Caesar Salad!
Course Sauces and Dressings
Cuisine American
Diet Vegetarian
Keyword Caesar Dressing, Caesar Salad, Salad Dressing
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