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Dill Salad Dressing Recipe (Ready in 10 min)

This creamy and bright homemade Dill Salad Dressing Recipe is full of fresh flavors, but without any added sugar or preservations found in most store-bought brands. With just a couple of minutes and a few simple pantry staples, you’ll have a healthy and delicious dressing for your fresh garden or cucumber salads.

cucumbers red onions with dill dressing and dill sprinkled on top

One of my favorite ways to serve this creamy salad dressing is over a simple cucumber and tomato salad. But once you try it, you’ll see how the dill and fresh lemon are the perfect complement to main course meals, like this Lemon Dill Salmon or Chicken, as a sauce. So, you may want to make a double batch while you’re at it.

Making your own healthy recipes for homemade salad dressings or these healthiest dipping sauces ensures you are in control of the ingredients you are eating. People are sometimes surprised, when they look on the labels of bottles dressings, that the first few ingredients are vegetable oil or canola oil, water and sugar! That’s the best part about this recipe, it makes healthy eating super easy with simple ingredients you probably keep on hand.

Why We Love this Recipe

  • Fresh flavor of homemade salad dressings always tastes so much better than store-bought.
  • Super creamy dressing that easy to make and only takes a few simple ingredients.
  • This tasty recipe works great as a dressing or a dipping sauce for raw vegetables or even grilled chicken and fish.

Recommended Tools

  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • Measuring spoons
  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing bowl or mason jar

Healthy Dill Dressing Variations and Tips

  • Cheese: Freshly grated parmesan cheese goes great with the lemon and dill in this recipe
  • Tangy variation: If you prefer the flavors of a lemon dill vinaigrette, you can loosen this dressing up and give it some of those same flavors by adding a little bit of white wine vinegar. You won’t need more than about a tablespoon. For even more lemon flavor you can add a little lemon zest.
  • Savory additions: For extra depth of flavor, you can add about 1/2 tablespoon of Dijon mustard or Worcestershire sauce.
  • Herbs: This healthy salad dressing is so versatile. Add any fresh herb you like. Diced chives, oregano, rosemary and thyme all give this recipe great flavor. Just be careful not to add too much so it doesn’t overpower the flavor of the dill.

What’s Needed for this Creamy Dill Dressing Recipe

fresh dill chopped with knife on cutting board

For the Lemon Dill Dressing

  • Greek yogurt
  • Sour cream
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh dill, finely chopped
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

(Bonus) Cucumber Salad Ingredients:

This is a great recipe to serve over a simple salad with your favorite salad with leafy greens or for a super fresh summer

  • Cucumbers, sliced and cut into half rounds
  • Red onion, sliced thin
  • Fresh dill, roughly chopped

How to Make Homemade Creamy Dill Salad Dressing

Step One: Prepare the dressing

  • Whisking all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl or add to a mason jar and shake or stir until combined. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Set aside.

Step Two: Make the salad:

  • Add the cucumber, red onion, and roughly chopped fresh dill to a large bowl. Pour the dressing on top and toss to combine. Serve immediately or chill for up to two hours before serving. Enjoy!  

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.

cucumber slices on cutting board with knife

Homemade Dressing FAQs

What Other Ways Can I Serve This Dill Sauce Recipe?

  • The fresh dill and lemon flavor are great over a Greek salad or simple green salad, but it doubles as an awesome savory sauce for Salmon or Chicken.
  • Add a fun twist to pasta salads with this dressing recipe. Just add your favorite pasta with some fresh shopped veggies and you have an easy side dish that’s great for potluck or backyard BBQs.
  • If you want to add the most incredible flavor to potato salad, use this dressing! You will simply love the fresh and light flavor it gives the potatoes.
  • Serve it with veggies sticks as an awesome dip. If you want it to be a little bit thicker, you can add a little extra of the plain yogurt to give it a nice dip consistency.
  • You can even add this to your healthy breakfasts. Wake up that boring avocado toast with a drizzle of dill dressing. The fresh herb flavor is amazing with the creamy avocado.

How Long Does Fresh Dill Dressing Last?

This dressing should stay fresh for about a week in the fridge. The fresher ingredients you use, the longer it will last. For example, when you purchase the Greek yogurt, look for an expiration date the furthest away as you can.

Can I Use Regular Yogurt for this Dressing?

While unsweetened, plain yogurt will work, you should keep in mind that Greek yogurt has twice the amount of protein and a lot less carbs and sugar as regular yogurt.

cucumber salad with dill dressing in bowl

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Dill Salad Dressing

Published By Stephanie
This creamy and bright homemade Dill Salad Dressing Recipe is full of fresh flavors, but without any added sugar or preservations found in most store-bought brands. With just a couple of minutes and a few simple pantry staples, you’ll have a healthy and delicious dressing for your fresh garden or cucumber salads.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 51 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • cup Greek yogurt
  • cup sour cream
  • T lemon juice
  • 1 T fresh dill finely chopped
  • ½ t garlic powder
  • salt and black pepper to taste

Salad Ingredients

  • 2 lg cucumbers sliced and cut into half rounds
  • ½ med red onion sliced thin
  • 1 T fresh dill roughly chopped

Instructions
 

  • Whisking all of the ingredients together in a medium bowl or add to a mason jar and shake or stir until combined. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Set aside.

Salad Prep

  • Add the cucumber, red onion, and roughly chopped fresh dill to a large bowl. Pour the dressing on top and toss to combine. Serve immediately or chill for up to two hours before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 51kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 12mgPotassium: 60mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 136IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword dips, dressing
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