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Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing

One idea for salad dressing for Greek salad is to make a Greek yogurt salad dressing. You will need strained yogurt (sometimes labeled as yogurt cheese) for this recipe; if you cannot find strained yogurt you will need to strain it yourself. It is not hard learning how to strain yogurt. Simply line a bowl with cheesecloth or a white dish towel and spoon a container of plain yogurt into the center of the cloth. Bring the cloth corners together and lift the yogurt.

Squeeze or twist the corners of the cloth (do this over the sink!) to squeeze the liquid out of the yogurt. Keep squeezing until no more liquid comes out. Tie the top of the cloth with string and put it in a colander over a bowl. Put this in the refrigerator and let it keep draining in there for a few hours. Put the tied cloth in the sink and press down as hard as you can to force out the final bits of liquid.

Untie the string, open the cloth, and use a spatula to put the strained yogurt into a bowl. Strained yogurt is the same thickness as sour cream or a little thicker. Bear in mind that straining yogurt reduces the quantity by about half so make sure you begin with enough. You can use low fat yogurt and mayonnaise in this Greek yogurt salad dressing if you are watching your waistline.

Recipe for Greek Salad Dressing with Yogurt
Summary: This classic Greek salad dressing offers a nice, creamy touch to your choice of salad vegetables. We are using yogurt, garlic, mint, red wine vinegar, and more to make it.
Cuisine: Greek
Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 10
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 lb thick strained yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 5 fresh mint leaves
  • ⅓ cup plus 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Puree the yogurt, salt, garlic, mint, vinegar, and black pepper in a blender at low speed until the mixture is smooth.
  2. Transfer it to a bowl and whisk in the mayonnaise.
  3. Serve immediately or cover and chill until required.

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Tzatziki is rich, tangy and creamy. It is similar to Indian raita, and pairs with similar ingredients. Our Greek yogurt salad dressing includes mint, garlic and more, for fragrant flavors, and it is simple to make because you just need to blend the ingredients together. Try this with tomatoes, feta, cucumber and black olives, for a traditional Greek salad recipe, or serve it as a dip for raw vegetable crudités, crackers or chips. Many people like to serve this in a cute bowl garnished with a sprig of mint to add fresh-looking appeal.

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