This homemade taco salad dressing recipe is packed with flavor, creamy texture, and protein! It’s a creamy Greek yogurt based salad dressing made with just two main ingredients: plain Greek yogurt and canned salsa. It’s the best dressing for taco salad, or as a sauce drizzled on tacos, burrito bowls, and more. Ready to use in five minutes or less!

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A loaded veggie taco salad (or taco pasta salad) is one of my favorite quick & healthy lunches to make when I’m working from home.

Since I make them so often, I realized I needed a healthy taco salad dressing recipe to pair with it!

As a Registered Dietitian, I love to use plain Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise or sour cream when making creamy salad dressings.

Greek yogurt has lots of nutrition benefits – it’s a great source of high quality protein, calcium, and probiotics. You could even make your own Greek yogurt using my shortcut recipe!

This creamy taco salad dressing is incredibly easy to make. Just add a handful of ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth!

You’ll be ready to use your homemade taco salad dressing in five minutes or less. This recipe is vegetarian, gluten free, soy free, and nut free. It was inspired by and lightly adapted from this taco salad dressing by A Couple Cooks.

Looking for even more healthy homemade salad dressings? Try my Greek yogurt salad dressing, avocado lime ranch dressing, white balsamic vinaigrette, feta dill dressing, champagne vinaigrette, or homemade goddess dressing.

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Ingredients in creamy taco salad dressing

You need just six ingredients to make this recipe:

  • Plain Greek yogurt – I recommend full fat or 2% fat Greek yogurt for a richer, more satisfying dressing
  • Jarred salsa – mild, medium, or spicy based on how much heat you like
  • Lime juice
  • Chili powder – homemade chili powder packs an especially big flavor punch
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt

Kitchen tools needed

You need a blender (a small blender works fine) to make this creamy salad dressing. Alternatively, you can try making this dressing in a food processor.

taco salad ingredients measured out on a white backdrop

How to make taco salad dressing

This recipe couldn’t be easier to make! Add Greek yogurt, salsa, lime juice, chili powder, garlic powder, and salt to a small blender.

Blend until smooth and creamy with no lumps remaining. You may need to scrape down the sides of your blender once or twice in the process.

Storage

Keep this homemade salad dressing in a small jar or airtight container for 3-5 days. If any separation happens with storage, just give the dressing a stir before using.

small jar of taco salad dressing on a white marble and wooden coaster with ingredients in the background

Serving suggestions

This dressing is of course, perfect for taco salads.

You can also use it in a variety of other ways! Use it as a dip for vegetables and tortilla chips, or as a sauce to drizzle on any Mexican-inspired dishes. Some ideas include:

Greek yogurt nutrition & health benefits

Greek yogurt is a nutritious food that serves as a healthy replacement for mayonnaise or sour cream in creamy dressings.

Compared to regular yogurt, Greek yogurt has more protein and less carbohydrates. One cup of full-fat Greek yogurt provides:

  • 22 grams of protein
  • 9.8 grams of carbohydrates
  • 245 mg calcium

Since Greek yogurt is a fermented food, it contains probiotics. These are healthy bacteria that live in our digestive tract and enhance gut health, immunity, and may reduce the risk of some diseases.

Read more about the health benefits of Greek yogurt here!

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Healthy Homemade Creamy Taco Salad Dressing

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  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2/3 cup of dressing 1x
  • Category: dressing
  • Method: no cook
  • Cuisine: Mexican-American
  • Diet: Vegetarian
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Description

This homemade taco salad dressing recipe is packed with flavor, creamy texture, and protein! It’s a creamy Greek yogurt based salad dressing made with just two main ingredients: plain Greek yogurt and canned salsa. It’s the best dressing for taco salad, or as a sauce drizzled on tacos, burrito bowls, and more. Ready to use in five minutes or less!


Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup plain full fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup jarred salsa
  • Juice of half a lime
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


Instructions

  1. Add the ingredients to a blender.
    taco salad ingredients in a small blender before being blended
  2. Blend until smooth and creamy with no lumps remaining. You may need to scrape down the sides of the blender with a rubber spatula once or twice.
    Taco salad dressing in a small blender
  3. Enjoy on taco salad!

Notes

Storage

Keep this homemade salad dressing in a small jar or airtight container for 3-5 days. If any separation happens with storage, just give the dressing a stir before using.