Vegan Greek Yogurt Dressing with Garlic & Tahini

by Alena

Our favorite salad dressing has always been a creamy and zingy yogurt-based one loaded with herbs. Ever since we started eating a fully plant-based diet, we’ve been on the lookout for the perfect dairy-free vegan green yogurt dressing for our evening salads.

This recipe didn’t take too long to create because it combines everything a good vegan salad dressing needs!

Creamy tahini, savory garlic and herbs, zingy and fresh vegan yogurt as well as a spritz of lemon juice.

It works for so many different salads or plant-based bowls, is totally whole food plant-based and nutritious and really flavorful. Especially if you’re into Italian or caesar dressing, this recipe is a must-try.

Instead of grabbing some store-bought vegan salad dressing that’s often high in oil, sugar and other less healthy ingredients, whisking together a few plant-based staple foods couldn’t be easier — and at the end, you have some delicious vegan greek yogurt dressing to enjoy over the next few days!

We often opt for store-bought unsweetened soy yogurt because it’s the cheapest and, in our opinion, the tastiest. But really, any dairy-free yogurt works here — as long as it’s unsweetened and unflavored.

If you’re in the business of making your own plant-based yogurt at home, this recipe works really well with our 2-ingredient almond milk yogurt that we just recently shared.

Especially if your homemade vegan yogurt turns out too runny, you can transform it into some delicious Mediterranean yogurt dressing with some garlic, tahini and fresh herbs!

There’s no savory dish that this mouthwatering greek yogurt garlic sauce can’t upgrade (well, almost). Let’s see why it’s so amazing, how to make it and what you can substitute!

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The Best Vegan Garlic Yogurt Salad Dressing

Especially if you love Greek, Turkish or Mediterranean food, this yogurt dressing will be your new favorite sauce for anything and everything! 

It’s a flavor explosion for your taste buds and fully whole food plant-based, making it delicious and healthy at the same time.

How to Make Vegan Greek Yogurt Dressing

Ready to start drizzling and dipping? This healthy Greek yogurt dressing comes together in minutes and doesn’t require any fancy equipment.

All you have to do is to gather your ingredients for this yogurt sauce, mince the fresh garlic and whisk everything together in a medium-sized bowl — not even a blender is required!

You can mix it up with a spoon or fork, but if you have a hand whisk, you’ll get the best results. This vegan Greek yogurt dressing can be served immediately or stored up to a week in the fridge, making it perfect for meal prep — in fact, it’ll taste even more garlicky the next day.

Let’s see what ingredients are required to follow our recipe and how you can adjust each of the individual components.

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Ingredients for This Vegan Greek Yogurt Dressing

All of this wholesome plant-based goodness serves an important purpose to make this vegan yogurt sauce super delicious and healthy!

However, if you don’t like or cannot find any of these, here’s what you can do.

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Substitutes for This Salad Dressing Recipe

Our vegan garlic yogurt sauce is super versatile because you can change up the different components to your liking! Here are some ideas.

We usually go for store-bought plain soy yogurt (it’s really important to choose unflavored and unsweetened yogurt for this dressing!) but you can replace it with almond, coconut or cashew yogurt.

For a thicker vegan Greek yogurt sauce, you can add some sour cream or completely replace the soy yogurt with either store-bought vegan sour cream or our homemade cashew sour cream.

Instead of the fresh parsley, you can add dill, chives, basil, tarragon, mint or go for dried herbs and mixes, such as Italian seasoning or Herbs de Provence. Adding a good amount of herbs and some lemon juice to your food may also help decrease your overall salt intake, by the way!

Other delicious add-ins include balsamic vinegar, nutritional yeast, mustard and spices like cumin and coriander for a Middle Eastern touch.

You can also upgrade our yogurt dressing and turn it into vegan Tzatziki by adding some shredded cucumber!

How to Serve Vegan Yogurt Garlic Sauce

We’ve mentioned a couple of times how versatile this vegan yogurt sauce is — and here’s proof!

Sure, you can use it for any veggie salad or plant-based Buddha bowl, but how about adding it to your vegan wraps or trying it as a sandwich spread?

Our collard green wraps are made with an orange yogurt dip, but this yogurt garlic sauce could make a fantastic replacement! Another awesome combination is to eat it with homemade tortilla chips or drizzled over stuffed eggplants.

We also like to serve it alongside some homemade vegan pizza rolls, sweet potato fries or our stuffed veggie burger!

Since this is a Mediterranean or rather Turkish yogurt sauce, one classic use is to put it into falafel wraps, vegan kebab or in a bowl with chewy beanballs and fresh vegetables.

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Quick Look at Nutrition

We all know that we should eat a ton of vegetables — but drowning your leafy greens on heavy olive oil or dairy-based sauces doesn’t really add to their health benefits.

The easiest way to create an oil-free vegan dressing is by using unsweetened dairy-free yogurt and adding your favorite herbs and spices to it! This doesn’t just improve the taste but also boosts the nutrition even further.

If you’re looking for a really low-calorie vegan yogurt dressing, you can omit the tahini in this recipe. This will slightly change the flavor and texture, but we promise it’ll still turn out fantastic.

Adding lemon juice to your dressings helps with iron absorption, tahini offers dairy-free calcium and the garlic helps you fight off disease — that’s how you make one nutritious salad bowl!

How to Store Vegan Greek Yogurt Dressing

Truth be told, our flavorful vegan Greek yogurt dressing often doesn’t last any longer than 3-4 days in our fridge because it’s just so finger-licking good! So, that’s the minimum amount of time you can store it in an air-tight container (so your fridge doesn’t start to smell like garlic).

However, you can usually keep vegan yogurt in the refrigerator for up to a week until it goes bad — it might start to separate at some point, so give it a quick stir before serving.

woman standing behind a table and holding a spoon with thick homemade vegan Greek yogurt dressing with garlic, tahini and parsley

More Vegan Dressing & Sauce Recipes

Make your veggies taste fantastic with our whole food plant-based condiments! Try these oil-free vegan sauces next or take a look at our list of different oil-free vegan dressings.

We hope you’re excited to make this vegan yogurt sauce and try it with all of the different plant-based foods you can think of!

Let us know if you made this recipe and in which way you used it! Share with us in the comments below, rate our vegan yogurt dressing and Pin it here. You can also tag us on Instagram so we can see your uses and variations!

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Vegan Greek Yogurt Garlic Dressing

Yield: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Easy 5-minute vegan Greek yogurt dressing with fresh parsley, garlic and creamy tahini that’s really nutritious and versatile! Perfect for meal prep, salads, wraps and any Mediterranean dish. This whole food plant-based recipe is customizable and a true flavor explosion for your taste buds!


  • ⅔ cup soy yogurt, unsweetened (150 g)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp tahini
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 small bunch fresh parsley


  1. Add all the ingredients into a large bowl and whisk until you get a smooth, creamy yogurt dressing.
  2. Serve immediately over salad, bowls or in a wrap and store any leftovers in a glass container in the fridge for up to a week.


  • Use any fresh herbs for this delicious yogurt dressing! Instead of parsley, you can add dill, thyme, chives, mint and dried herb mixes.
  • You can omit the tahini if you don’t like it or are looking for a lower calorie and fat dressing. Replacements include cashew butter, almond butter and sunflower butter.
  • Any plant-based yogurt works for this recipe as long as it’s unsweetened.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: ¼ cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 54Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 239mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 1gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated automatically, their accuracy is not guaranteed. Just focus on whole plant-based foods and eat until satiety!

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About Alena Handwritten FontAlena Schowalter is a Certified Vegan Nutritionist who has been a vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2012. Together with her husband, she founded nutriciously in 2015 and has been guiding thousands of people through different transition stages towards a healthy plant-based diet. She’s received training in the fields of nutrition, music therapy and social work. Alena enjoys discussions around vegan ethics, walks through nature and creating new recipes.

3 thoughts on “Vegan Greek Yogurt Dressing with Garlic & Tahini”

    • do you mean to a salad along with this yogurt dressing or blended into the yogurt itself? haven’t tried the latter but would definitely approve of the first :)

  1. I was looking for a vegan tahini yogurt dressing! I actually did not have a yogurt so I substituted some cashew cream cheese and unsweetened milk, it came out perfect!


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