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Italian salad dressing in a jar on a table with salad in a bowl in the background.

Light Creamy Italian Dressing

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 10 tablespoons 1x


Light recipe for creamy Italian dressing with fat-free Greek yogurt, buttermilk, and only 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise. Only 59 calories per serving!


  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 cup fat free Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons fat-free buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon agave or white sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning dried herb blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill weed


  1. Mince garlic, sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt, and mash with the side of a chef’s knife until it forms a smooth paste.
  2. Scrape garlic and salt mixture into a medium bowl. Add the remaining ½ teaspoon salt, yogurt, buttermilk, mayonnaise, vinegar, agave or sugar, Italian seasoning, pepper, and dill and whisk until completely smooth.
  3. Use immediately or store in a jar in the refrigerator up to 5 days.


Feel free to use fresh herbs instead of dried herbs. The dried herbs give this a classic taste, but I love the fresh taste of chopped chives, dill, and parsley in this too. Use roughly double fresh herbs for dry.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Mixed
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 59
  • Sugar: 2.6 g
  • Sodium: 200 mg
  • Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.6 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 3 g

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