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Creamy Low-Calorie Strawberry Yogurt Salad Dressing (+Video)

Preview: At only 53 calories per serving, this slightly sweet and creamy Low-Calorie Strawberry Yogurt Salad Dressing will save your waistline and some dollars.

I used to empty the shelf at the grocery store anytime I found strawberry yogurt salad dressing in stock.  However, my conscience bothered me when I read the ingredient list and looked at the price. Attempts to create my own version at home were never quite good enough–until now.

You’ll appreciate all the money and calories you save by making Low-Calorie Strawberry Yogurt Salad Dressing at home. Try it served over vacuum-packed romaine lettuce, fresh spinach, or salad greens. Add blue cheese or feta, sliced avocados, and/or dried cranberries for a fantastic salad.

Strawberry Yogurt Salad Dressing sitting beside spinach salad and strawberries

Recipe inspiration:

Recently, while updating blog posts from the past, I was reminded of the dressing recipe attached to an old post entitled “Sophisticate Your Salad with Radicchio.”  After some experimentation, this version of Strawberry Yogurt Salad Dressing was born.

Should I use fresh or frozen strawberries?

You can use either. It’s a good way to use fresh berries a little past their prime. Make sure to throw away any with mold or soft spots.

Using frozen berries means they are conveniently available at any time of the year. Buy strawberry pieces to save money.

Why cook the strawberries?

Cooking the strawberries results in dressing that stays fresh longer (at least two weeks), has a better texture, and boasts a concentrated strawberry flavor. Microwave the berries to cook them quickly.

No stirring needed. Of course, you can cook them on the stove if you prefer.

About the yogurt

  • Substitute any unflavored yogurt for the Greek yogurt specified in the recipe. However, substituting thinner or thicker yogurt may require an adjustment in the amount of water you add at the end.
  • No yogurt in the house? Try substituting sour cream for the yogurt. Or make homemade yogurt.
  • Yogurt gets thicker as it chills. Consequently, don’t hesitate to add more water if your dressing is too thick after refrigeration.

How to make Yogurt Salad Dressing with Strawberries:

frozen strawberries before cooking
Measure out strawberries and cook in the microwave (or on top of the stove if you prefer.)
adding oil
Add remaining ingredients.
using an immersible blender to mix up dressing
Use an immersion blender (or a food processor or regular blender) to combine ingredients until smooth.
Strawberry Yogurt Salad Dressing in a bowl--completed
Store in the refrigerator.

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    Yield: 12 servings

    Creamy Low-Calorie Yogurt Salad Dressing with Strawberrles

    Strawberry Yogurt Salad Dressing--in a pitcher

    Making your own Creamy Strawberry Yogurt Salad Dressing at home is a tasty but healthy way to dress your salad.

    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes

    Ingredients

    • 1 cup fresh or frozen (unsweetened) strawberries
    • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon coconut aminos or lite soy sauce
    • 10 drops liquid stevia (may sub your favorite sweetener or 1 tablespoon maple syrup or sugar)
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (half of a small lemon)
    • 1/4 cup plain, unflavored, Greek yogurt
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/4 cup olive or avocado oil
    • 1/4 cup water (may need to add more after dressing is chilled to make it pourable)

    Instructions

    1. Place berries and vinegar into a micro-wave safe bowl no smaller than 1 quart-size. Microwave for 4 minutes on HIGH (add a minute if berries are frozen). No stirring necessary.
    2. Remove berries from the microwave and add remaining ingredients.
    3. Use an immersion blender, food processor, or a regular blender to combine until smooth. Stir in water as needed.
    4. Store in the refrigerator. Stays fresh up to 2 weeks.

    Notes

    The coconut aminos will not give this dressing a coconut flavor. It's a great soy-free substitute for soy sauce.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    12

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53Total Fat: 4.9gSodium: 60.4mgCarbohydrates: 2.2gFiber: 0.3gSugar: 1.2gProtein: 0.5g

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    Carol Kato

    Thursday 12th of December 2019

    What is a serving size? 2 tablespoons? 1 tablespoon? 1 teaspoon? I'm food tracking, so before I make this, that Lifetime will be helpful.

    Paula

    Friday 13th of December 2019

    2 tablespoons

    Becky

    Thursday 18th of October 2018

    YUM! I have never had this dressing, but what's not to like? I actually have a wicked sweet tooth, and I bet this would help me with that on occasion. I bet it would be good on a kale salad as well. I am a bit of a kale junkie since I truly like the bitter greens. I will try this very soon, Paula, and thanks for the recipe!

    Paula

    Friday 19th of October 2018

    Yes, Becky! I'm guessing it would be delicious on kale, although I'm not a kale a junkie. I should follow your example.