This healthy, creamy balsamic vinaigrette combines balsamic vinegar and olive oil with Greek yogurt for a tasty salad dressing that’s super versatile.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: dressing makes or breaks a salad. It’s gotta be tasty or it can totally ruin a salad or even make it unhealthy.

I have a ton of healthy salad dressing recipes here on EBF and we’re adding to the collection with this creamy balsamic vinaigrette!

Glass jar full fo creamy balsamic salad dressing. A spoon is next to the jar.

It’s tangy, slightly sweet and super creamy thanks to the added Greek yogurt. It’s also pretty mild, which makes it super versatile.

Once you start making homemade dressing, I promise you won’t want to go back to store-bought. They’re so easy and super inexpensive!

Plus, store-bought dressings are usually filled with unnecessary ingredients like cheap oils, added sugar and preservatives.

Spices, balsamic dressing, oil, honey, greek yogurt and mustard measured out into bowls.

Ingredients Needed:

  • balsamic vinegar – grab a good, high quality balsamic. It will give your homemade dressings such amazing flavor.
  • olive oil – I like extra virgin olive oil for salad dressings.
  • plain Greek yogurt – I recommend full fat Greek yogurt, but you can use low-fat or non-fat if needed. You can also use dairy-free yogurt to make this dairy-free and vegan.
  • Dijon mustard – the flavor of dijon is great in the dressing, but another mustard, like stone-ground mustard will also work.
  • honey – just a touch for a hint of sweetness! You could swap for maple syrup to make this vegan or use stevia or monkfruit for a zero-sugar option!
  • garlic powder – this is just for extra flavor. Feel free to use fresh garlic (maybe 1 cloves) or dried garlic granules if you’d like.
  • salt and pepper – necessary for balancing the flavors!
Whisk mixing together creamy balsamic dressing in a bowl.

How to Make Creamy Balsamic Dressing

Ready for the simplest instructions ever?

Simply whisk all ingredients in a bowl until the dressing is combined and smooth. If you want to take a shortcut (or want to make sure the dressing is extra creamy) mix in a blender or use an immersion blender. Easy peasy!

Glass jar full fo creamy balsamic salad dressing.

Storage Tips

This dressing keeps great! After whisking the dressing together, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. I love using small mason jars for storing my dressings.

If any separation occurs during storage, simply shake, whisk or blend for a few seconds before serving.

Creamy balsamic vinaigrette dressing being poured over a spinach salad.

What is Creamy Balsamic Good On?

Everything! Kidding… kind of.

This creamy balsamic dressing is a great staple recipe to have around! It’s delicious on just about any salad recipe. I originally created it to go with my spinach salad, but I also love drizzling it on roasted vegetables or grain bowls.

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If you make this creamy balsamic salad dressing be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting us know how it turned out for you. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and our readers!

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Glass jar full fo creamy balsamic salad dressing. A spoon is next to the jar.

Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This healthy, creamy balsamic vinaigrette combines balsamic vinegar and olive oil with Greek yogurt for a tasty salad dressing that’s super versatile.


Ingredients

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup plain Greek yogurt (I use full fat)
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Whisk: Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl until fully combined and creamy. You can also blend everything together in a blender or with an immersion blender. 
  2. Store: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. If any separation occurs during storage, simply whisk or blend for a few seconds before serving.

Notes

  • Garlic: Feel free to use fresh garlic (1 clove minced) in place of the garlic powder. 
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Whisk
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: about 2 Tablespoons
  • Calories: 101
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 218mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 8g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 1mg

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    2 comments
    1. Connie
      March 20, 2021 AT 9:08 pm

      Love this dressing! It’s a great alternative to a straight balsamic vinaigrette. I will make this again and again!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 22, 2021 AT 2:59 pm

        Yay!! So glad you loved this dressing, Connie. Thanks for the review. I so appreciate it.

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