Spicy Yogurt Salad Dressing

Spicy Yogurt Salad Dressing @createdbydiane


Gone are the days of having a salad and it being some pieces of Iceberg Lettuce and offering no flavor or nutritional value.

The exclusion there is a wedge salad with blue cheese, that is yummy.

But I recall many times being served a so-so salad.

No I try to plan out my salad eating better so it’s more interesting tasting and filling.

This one sure fits that.

I like facts and figures so I look up the calories on My Fitness Pal online and enter all the ingredients in to their recipe calculator.

I liked knowing that 10 medium shrimp only have 80 calories.

1 cup of spinach has 7 calories.

There are 25 calories in a medium cucumber.

I have always liked Greek Yogurt, I like that it’s tangy and thick and use it to get my fill of creaminess on recipes while trying to reduce the high calorie and high fat alternatives.

At 8 calories a tablespoon I like Greek Yogurt  as an alternative to help prepare this salad dressing, I used Fage’ Fat Free Yogurt, it’s super thick.

Spicy Shrimp Salad Dressing
  • ¼ cup fat free Greek Yogurt
  • ⅛ teaspoon turmeric
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ⅛ teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 5 drips hot sauce (I used Texas Pete)
  • ⅛ teaspoon celery salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  1. Grind spices with mortar and pestle until fine.
  2. Mix spices with yogurt.
  3. Enjoy it on your salad or sandwich.

This has become a favorite lunch for me.

It’s quick and easy to make and filling and I love the spicy kick the dressing has.

Since it’s low in calorie, I know I’ll have extra calories at the end of the day to enjoy a cookie or something fun. It’s all about choices. I’ve lost 12 pounds in about the last 12 weeks, so this is definitely working for me.

Tell me….What works for you?

What’s your favorite recipe that’s good for you that fills you up?


Spicy Yogurt Salad Dressing @createdbydiane


If you are on a salad kick like me, you may also enjoy this delicious Lemon Saffon Salad Dressing

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  1. 1

    I love that you use this dressing over shrimp! It looks so delicious! It reminds me of a salad my Mom used to make with shrimp and a creamy pink dressing. I love using Greek yogurt for things like this. It is such a great sub for heavier mayo or sour cream. Pinning this to make soon!

  2. 2

    I love using yogurt as salad dressing – I made one with chocolate once!

  3. 3

    I’ve been using Greek yogurt left and right lately to substitute for heavy cream, mayonnaise and cream cheese and it works so well. This dressing sounds fantastic Diane.

  4. 4
    The Bearfoot Baker says:

    Greek yogurt is amazing and I am loving all the great recipes like this one! Thanks for sharing this yummy salad dressing!

  5. 5

    What a delicious looking salad and dressing! I think when we’re dieting, it’s really important to make the plate look appealing. As they say, we eat with our eyes first and it’s true. A visually appealing meal makes all the difference for me.

  6. 6

    Gorgeous!! I need to eat more salad. They’re so good for you!

  7. 7

    This looks so yummy! I love a tasty dressing! :)

  8. 8

    I love those red pepper flakes, I put them in everything! I don’t know why it didn’t occur to me to put them in salad dressing. It sounds delicious!

  9. 9

    Now this salad looks divine!! I love the spicy yogurt dressing the most!

  10. 10

    This is so pretty. My daughter would love this, as she loves anything with shrimp on it, but the fact that it looks like a gorgeous flower means it is definitely going in her birthday meal folder.


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