Greek Yogurt Caesar Salad Dressing

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Easy Caesar Salad Dressing using the core ingredients which make up the classic: lemon + parmesan + anchovies, lightened up with Greek yogurt.

Caesar Salad Dressing
Healthy Caesar Salad Dressing

You can serve this with romaine lettuce and grilled chicken for a fabulous light summer salad. You can also use this dressing recipe to make my Shrimp Scampi Tacos with Caesar Slaw. I also have a Vegan Caesar Salad made dairy free using raw cashews.

Caesar Salad Dressing lightened up.

Serve this over romaine lettuce with croutons to make it a Caesar salad, and your favorite protein to make it a meal.

I’ve been using Anne Burrell’s Eggless Caesar Dressing recipe for a long time, it’s restaurant quality and you don’t miss the egg. I took a chance and replaced the olive oil with Greek yogurt and I was surprised how well it turned out. Good cheese is a must, I only use Parmigiano Reggiano or Pecorino Romano, that powdered stuff that comes in a plastic container just doesn’t cut it!

How to add more protein to salad:

  • Try this with grilled chicken
  • Add grilled salmon
  • Add grilled shrimp
  • Add hard boiled eggs and chickpeas

How to Sub Anchovy Paste for Anchovies

If you prefer to use anchovy paste here, a good rule of thumb is 1 anchovy fillet = 1/2 teaspoon anchovy paste.

And for those of you who don’t like anchovies, sure you can leave it out, but I think they make the dressing.  Your choice!

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Skinny Caesar Dressing

91 Cals 6 Protein 2.5 Carbs 6.5 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 0 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Yield: 4 servings
CUISINE: American
Easy, eggless Caesar Salad Dressing using the core ingredients which make up the classic: lemon + parmesan + anchovies, lightened up with Greek yogurt.


  • 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 anchovy fillets
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 tbsp fat free Greek yogurt


  • In the bowl of a food processor add the cheese, the lemon juice, garlic clove, mustard and the anchovies.
  • Turn the machine on and let it run for 15 to 20 seconds.
  • Add the oil and yogurt and let the machine run for another 15 seconds.


Serving: 3tbsp, Calories: 91kcal, Carbohydrates: 2.5g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 6.5g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 278mg, Fiber: 0.5g, Sugar: 1g
Blue Smart Points: 2
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 2
Points +: 2
Keywords: caesar salad dressing with yogurt, egg free caesar salad dressing, healthy salad dressing