This Basil Yogurt Dressing with lemon, chive, and and honey is creamy, light, and a little bit sweet. Great for salads, as a dip, for meat, and more!
This Creamy Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing with Lemon and Honey is creamy, light, savory, and a little bit sweet. It’s super easy with all ingredients going into the blender, so in just a few minutes, you have a homemade dressing. I kid you not, I have been putting this Yogurt Dressing on everything! It’s delicious on any salad, great for drizzling over roasted veggies, delicious over steak, chicken, or fish, and amazing for dipping fries into!!
I think my very first homemade salad dressing was a Thousand Island variation with mayo, ketchup, and pickle relish. That one recipe held me over for years. But, then my palate – and my growing butt – asked for something a little different, a little healthier. From there, I started making various vinaigrettes and still make these really simple dressings all the time today. But I still crave CREAMY dressings, so this Yogurt Dressing is a delicious alternative to mayo-based dressings. It’s also such a great way to use up herbs from your garden or leftover after a recipe.
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Simple Equipment to Use
This recipe is incredibly easy using a blender for blending the ingredients into a smooth and creamy dressing. You can use an Immersion blender if you have a tall narrow container to blend the ingredients in so that the blender is fully immersed. You could also use a food processor for this, such as this mini food processor.
How to Make this Basil Yogurt Dressing in Minutes
You are busy! This dressing is super easy and done in minutes so you can feel good that you know exactly what went into your dressing AND you can make it AHEAD and keep it in the fridge.
STEP 1 – Pick the basil leaves and rinse them. Rinse and rough chop the Chives. Zest the lemon and squeeze the juice.
STEP 2 – Add all ingredients to the blender starting with the Yogurt, Olive Oil, Water, Dijon Mustard, and Honey. Then adding in the Basil, Chive, Lemon Zest, Lemon Juice, salt and pepper.
STEP 3 – BLEND
STEP 4 – ENJOY 🙂
That’s it, my friends!
Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing
- ¾ cup Plain Greek Yogurt
- 2 Tbls Cold water
- 2 Tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2 tbls Chives, chopped
- 3 Tbls Basil, chopped
- 1 Lemon
- 2 teaspoon Dijon
- ½ teaspoon Honey
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper
Pick the basil leaves, rinse them, and rough chop. Rinse and rough chop the Chives. Zest the lemon and juice it.
Put all ingredients in the blender starting with the yogurt, water, and oil first, then adding the remaining ingredients.
Pulse and then blended until smooth.
Pour over salad, roasted veggies, meat, or fish. Or use as a dip for veggies, bread, or even french fries. Enjoy!