Pesto salad dressing

Healthy Salad Dressing

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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup 1x


Here’s a trick for healthy salad dressing: using plain yogurt helps to reduce calories, and pesto brings in big flavor! This creamy pesto salad dressing is like a healthy ranch and perfect on crispy romaine or for dipping veggies.



  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1/4 cup tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto (or homemade Basil Pesto or Cashew Pesto)
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Stir together all ingredients in a bowl. Serve immediately or refrigerate until serving.
  2. Store refrigerated for up to 1 week.

  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: Stirred
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: Healthy Salad Dressing, How to Make Healthy Salad Dressing