Creamy Basil and Chive Yogurt Dressing

Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing in a jar on counter with basil leaves and chives on top and on the counter. This dressing with Lemon and Honey is creamy, light, savory, and a little bit sweet. It takes only minutes to make this delicious homemade dressing.  Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing is perfect for salads, for drizzling over roasted veggies, steak, chicken, or fish, and amazing for dipping fries into!!

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!!

Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing on Kale Salad with chickpeas on top on white plate on counter with basil leaves and dressing jar in back. This dressing with Lemon and Honey is creamy, light, savory, and a little bit sweet. It takes only minutes to make this delicious homemade dressing.  Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing is perfect for salads, for drizzling over roasted veggies, 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.

Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing dripping into a jar sitting on a gray napkin. This dressing with Lemon and Honey is creamy, light, savory, and a little bit sweet. It takes only minutes to make this delicious homemade dressing.  Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing is perfect for salads, for drizzling over roasted veggies, steak, chicken, or fish, and amazing for dipping fries into!!

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MAKE THIS YOGURT DRESSING IN MINUTES & MAKE AHEAD!

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.

This recipe must use fresh herbs.  I love to grow fresh basil all year so I love indoor grow kits.  They also make awesome gifts!  Check out this kit: Herb Garden Planter by Planter’s Pro as a gift for yourself or someone else!  It includes Grow Cooking Herbs Basil, Chives, Oregano, Parsley & More – plus Cedar Wood Planters.

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.

Lemon zest & juice, basil, chives, yogurt, oil all in blender before blending. This Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing with Lemon and Honey is creamy, light, savory, and a little bit sweet. It takes only minutes to make this delicious homemade dressing.  Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing is perfect for salads, for drizzling over roasted veggies, steak, chicken, or fish, and amazing for dipping fries into!!

STEP 3 – BLEND

Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing blended in blender. This dressing with Lemon and Honey is creamy, light, savory, and a little bit sweet. It takes only minutes to make this delicious homemade dressing.  Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing is perfect for salads, for drizzling over roasted veggies, steak, chicken, or fish, and amazing for dipping fries into!!

STEP 4 – ENJOY 🙂

That’s it, my friends!

😍 Carrie

Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing in a jar on counter with basil leaves and chives on top and on the counter. This dressing with Lemon and Honey is creamy, light, savory, and a little bit sweet. It takes only minutes to make this delicious homemade dressing.  Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing is perfect for salads, for drizzling over roasted veggies, steak, chicken, or fish, and amazing for dipping fries into!!

 

 

Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing in a jar on counter with basil leaves and chives on top and on the counter. This dressing with Lemon and Honey is creamy, light, savory, and a little bit sweet. It takes only minutes to make this delicious homemade dressing.  Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing is perfect for salads, for drizzling over roasted veggies, steak, chicken, or fish, and amazing for dipping fries into!!
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Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing

This Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing with Lemon and Honey is creamy, light, savory, and a little bit sweet. It takes only minutes to make this delicious homemade dressing.  Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing is perfect for salads, for drizzling over roasted veggies, steak, chicken, or fish, and amazing for dipping fries into!!
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Keyword basil, chives, dressing, salad, yogurt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 Cup Dressing
Author Carrie Tyler

Ingredients

  • 3/4 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 tsp Dijon
  • 1/2 tsp Honey
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper

Instructions

  1. Pick the basil leaves, rinse them, and rough chop. Rinse and rough chop the Chives.  Zest the lemon and juice it.

  2. Put all ingredients in the blender starting with the yogurt, water, and oil first, then adding the remaining ingredients.

    Lemon zest & juice, basil, chives, yogurt, oil all in blender before blending. This Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing with Lemon and Honey is creamy, light, savory, and a little bit sweet. It takes only minutes to make this delicious homemade dressing.  Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing is perfect for salads, for drizzling over roasted veggies, steak, chicken, or fish, and amazing for dipping fries into!!
  3. Pulse and then blended until smooth.  

    Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing blended in blender. This dressing with Lemon and Honey is creamy, light, savory, and a little bit sweet. It takes only minutes to make this delicious homemade dressing.  Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing is perfect for salads, for drizzling over roasted veggies, steak, chicken, or fish, and amazing for dipping fries into!!
  4. Pour over salad, roasted veggies, meat, or fish.  Or use as a dip for veggies, bread, or even french fries.  Enjoy!

    Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing in a jar on counter with basil leaves and chives on top and on the counter. This dressing with Lemon and Honey is creamy, light, savory, and a little bit sweet. It takes only minutes to make this delicious homemade dressing.  Basil & Chive Yogurt Dressing is perfect for salads, for drizzling over roasted veggies, steak, chicken, or fish, and amazing for dipping fries into!!

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