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Low-Calorie Salad Dressing Recipe with Balsamic and Yogurt

Sneak Preview: This Low-Calorie Salad Dressing Recipe makes a Creamy Balsamic Dressing with yogurt that won’t break your calorie budget.

Do you ever get in a rut with salad dressing? If so, I feel your pain. I eat a huge salad almost every single day. Variety is key to sustaining the habit.

A low-calorie salad dressing recipe flavored with balsamic and yogurt

Why make your dressing at home?

Making a low-calorie and healthy salad dressing more imaginative than a little bit of oil and vinegar is not all that easy.

Most published recipes for homemade dressing are high in calories because they contain lots of fat and sugar. While some types of oils are healthy in moderation, overdoing it can be tempting. (Speaking for myself here.)

Then I thought about my favorite food group–YOGURT.

Why add Greek yogurt to a salad dressing?

  • It’s creamy.
  • It can be low-calorie
  • Not as tart as regular yogurt.
  • Greek yogurt is readily accessible these days. I keep it in my refrigerator at all times. Make it yourself, (but it’s certainly not necessary.)
mixing yogurt dressing

Substituting nonfat Greek yogurt for some of the oil makes the calorie count more reasonable. My personal standard for salad dressing is 80 calories or below per serving.

Incidentally, a serving of salad dressing is usually two tablespoons. Going overboard is easy. Whenever I’m being obsessive and measuring it out…well, two tablespoons is rarely enough. Just sayin’.

Low-Calorie Salad dressing in a pint  jar and spoon

What kind of flavors are in this dressing?

Sweet-and-sour describes the honey/balsamic combination of flavors. Subtle umami notes from the soy sauce and Dijon mustard add to the fun. Creamy Greek yogurt acts as the go-between by smoothing and delivering the complex flavors found in this simple and easy recipe.

What should I serve with this low-calorie salad dressing?

Try this Balsamic and Yogurt Salad Dressing recipe with a lettuce/fruit and nut combination. For example, I love it with chicken and sliced oranges,dried cranberries and almonds, dried blueberries, and toasted pecans.

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Low-Calorie Salad Dressing with Balsamic Vingegar and Greek Yogurt

A low-calorie dressing with nonfat Greek yogurt as the base. Light on fat, heavy on flavor.
Paula Rhodes
4.66 from 125 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Salads
Servings 6 2 Tablespoons a serving


  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon light soy sauce
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons nonfat Greek yogurt - see notes
  • ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil.


  • Whisk all ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth.
  • Store in refrigerator.


1. Makes 6 servings/2 tablespoons each.
2. You may substitute regular nonfat yogurt but finished product will be a thinner consistency.


Serving: 1gCalories: 46kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 215mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 3IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword balsamic, dressing recipes, low calorie salad dressing, salad dressing, yogurt
Cuisine American
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Maria Simjen

Sunday 2nd of August 2020

I love this light dressing, thank you, but I find the balsamic sweet enough so I leave out the honey.


Sunday 2nd of August 2020

Good for you, Maria. Since balsamic vinegars vary, it probably depends on the brand and type you buy--and of course, the intensity of your sweet tooth.


Monday 25th of November 2019

Yum!! Thanks, what great flavor!


Monday 25th of November 2019

Glad you liked it, Leah.

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