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Creamy Dill Dressing Recipe

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This tangy, creamy dill dressing is so easy to make! It pairs well with leafy green salads or can be used as a dipping sauce for crudites or drizzled over roasted vegetables or potato salad.

You'll make this simple homemade dressing by combining fresh herbs, yogurt, vinegar, and seasonings for a wonderful and versatile recipe.

A spoon scooping up yogurt dill dressing from a glass bowl.

This creamy salad dressing will be one of your new favorite go-to sauces. It's fresh and bright while still having a great depth of flavor - everything you want in a creamy dressing.

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Here are the simple ingredients you'll need to make this creamy dill sauce.

Yogurt dill salad dressing ingredients in small bowls.
  • Plain Yogurt - will serve as the creamy base for your dressing. You can use full-fat or part-skim yogurt.
  • Fresh Dill - tangy and grassy, fresh dill is a real treat! It has a very specific flavor, so we're only using a small amount of it to not overwhelm the dressing.
  • Fresh Mint - mint adds a wonderful fresh flavor to this dressing. Be sure to remove all mint stems and only use the leaves! Mint stems are bitter and won't taste good in the dressing.
  • Red Wine Vinegar - vinegar adds the acid element to the dressing that gives it it's signature kick.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil - olive oil added to the dressing allows it to emulsify and keeps all the ingredients together while adding some lovely buttery flavor.
  • Sea Salt - brings out the flavor in all the other ingredients. You can substitute for kosher salt as well.
  • Ground Black Pepper - adds a nice little hint of heat.
  • Water - use water sparingly to thin the dressing.

See the recipe card for quantities.


Combine the yogurt, chopped mint, chopped dill, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl.

Yogurt, herbs, salt, pepper, red wine vinegar, and olive oil in a glass bowl.

Stir till combined.

Mixing yogurt dill dressing in a small glass bowl with a small whisk.

Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time until the dressing is thinned to your desired consistency.

Adding water to yogurt dill dressing.

I usually only add about a tablespoon and a half of water in total. You may need more if you use Greek yogurt.

A spoon scooping up yogurt dill dressing from a glass bowl.

Tips for Making this Recipe

Preparation Tips - Chop the herbs as small as possible. They're the star of the show and you want lots of herby flavor in each bite.

Recommended Tools - I like using a small whisk to bring the dressing together, it's easier to emulsify the ingredients.

Substitutions & Variations

  • Seasonings - feel free to add a pinch of garlic powder or onion powder to bump up the flavor of this sauce.
  • Yogurt - you can substitute the plain yogurt for plain Greek yogurt, but you may need a little more water to thin the dressing.
  • Sour Cream - you can substitute half the yogurt for an equal amount of sour cream if you want an even tangier dressing.
  • Vinegar - you can substitute the red wine vinegar for an equal amount of apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, or fresh lemon juice.
  • Herbs - you can substitute the mint for fresh parsley if you'd like.


Store this dressing for up to a week in the refrigerator in an airtight container - I recommend using a small glass jar.

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Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Creamy Dill Dressing

A silver spoon scooping up yogurt dill dressing from a glass bowl.

This tangy dill dressing is herby and delicious! It's super easy to pull together and goes well with any leafy green salad.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • ¼ cup plain yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped mint
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • water, as needed


  1. Combine the yogurt, chopped mint, chopped dill, vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper in a mixing bowl. Stir till combined.
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of water at a time till the dressing is thinned to your desired consistency. (I usually add only a tablespoon or two of water)

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 281mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 0gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g

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