Easy Lemon Dill Dressing

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by Eating Works @eatingworks
8 2 tbsp
6 min

Today, I’m excited to share with you my easy recipe for lemon dill dressing. This zesty and herbaceous dressing is a fantastic addition to any salad, roasted vegetables, or even as a dip for your favorite snacks.

lemon dill dressing in a container

With just 4 ingredients and 5 minutes of your time, you can whip up a batch of this tangy dressing that will elevate your dishes to a whole new level.

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Why You’ll Love This Lemon Dill Dressing Recipe

This lemon dill dressing recipe is a huge hit with anyone who loves Mediterranean cuisine. It’s perfect for light summer pasta salads, green salads, fish and more.

  • Gluten Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Keto Friendly
  • Low Carb
  • Soy Free
  • Nut Free
  • Paleo Friendly
  • Easy to Make
  • Quick

Ingredients for Lemon Dill Dressing

  • Lemon
  • Greek Yogurt (I use goat or sheep yogurt)
  • Fresh Dill
  • Agave
  • Salt
  • Pepper

How to Make Lemon and Dill Dressing At Home

This recipe is so easy you can barely even call it a recipe. Here’s what you have to do:

  • Juice the lemons. In a bowl mix the lemon juice, chopped dill, yogurt, agave, salt and pepper. Transfer to a reusable salad dressing container and enjoy.
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How Long Does Dill Dressing Last?

This lemon dill dressing recipe will last for up to 5 days in the fridge. However, it’s so delicious that it rarely lasts that long in my household!

Can You Freeze Lemon and Dill Dressing?

No you cannot freeze this lemon and dill dressing because the main ingredient is yogurt. You cannot freeze yogurt because the texture will change. Yogurt separates when it’s frozen.

Tips to Make Lemon Dressing With Fresh Dill

  • Make sure that you don’t put any of the thick stems from the dill in the dressing. They will make the dressing more bitter.
  • Use a citrus juicer so that you don’t get any lemon seeds into the yogurt. Using a citrus juicer will keep your hands clean and prevent the lemon juice from burning any small cuts on your hands.
  • Use fresh ground black pepper for extra flavor.
  • Make sure to use unflavored Greek yogurt. Lots of companies use vanilla to flavor the yogurt. I’ve accidentally used vanilla yogurt for savory sauces and the result was awful. So make sure to read the fine print!
  • For a stronger dill flavor, you can add an extra tablespoon of chopped dill to the dressing.
  • Adjust the sweetness level by adding more or less agave, depending on your taste preferences.
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Lemon and Dill Dressing Ingredient Substitutions

  • Lemons: If you don’t have lemons on hand, you can use limes or bottled lemon juice as a substitute. However, fresh lemon juice will yield the best flavor. Not to mention that lemon juice has preservatives in it. So bottled lemon juice isn’t nearly as healthy as fresh.
  • Dill: If you’re not a fan of dill, you can replace it with fresh parsley or cilantro for a different herbaceous twist.
  • Greek Yogurt: If you prefer a dairy-free option, you can substitute Greek yogurt with coconut yogurt or a non-dairy sour cream alternative. If you can’t find Greek style yogurt you can also use regular plain and unsweetened yogurt.
  • Agave: If you don’t have agave, you can use honey or maple syrup as a sweetener substitute.

How to Use Lemon & Dill Dressing

  1. Salad Dressing: Drizzle the dressing over a crisp green salad, combining the flavors of fresh vegetables with the zesty tang of lemon and dill.
  2. Roasted Vegetables: Toss roasted vegetables in this dressing to add a burst of flavor and creaminess.
  3. Dipping Sauce: Use the dressing as a dip for fresh veggies, pita bread, or even chicken tenders.
  4. Sandwich Spread: Slather it onto sandwiches or wraps for a delightful burst of tanginess.

Recipe Variations for Lemon & Dill Dressing Recipe

While this recipe is already fabulous on its own, there’s always room for experimentation. Here are a few variations you can try:

  1. Garlic Twist: Add a minced garlic clove or two to infuse the dressing with a garlicky kick.
  2. Spicy Kick: Incorporate a dash of cayenne pepper or a few drops of hot sauce to give the dressing a spicy edge.
  3. Make it A Vinaigrette: Use only two tablespoons of Greek yogurt and 3/4 cup of olive oil to make a lemon dill vinaigrette instead!

Common Questions and Answers

Is this lemon dill dressing gluten free?

Yes, luckily this lemon dill dressing is naturally gluten free! All of the ingredients come from dairy or plants which are gluten free. Gluten is only found in wheat and byproducts of wheat.

Can you eat dill dressing on keto?

Absolutely! This Lemon Dill Dressing is keto-friendly since it contains low-carb ingredients like lemon juice, dill, Greek yogurt, and natural sweeteners. One two tablespoon serving of lemon dill dressing has only 25 calories and 4 grams of carbs!

The original recipe calls for Greek yogurt, which is dairy-based. However, you can easily make this dressing dairy-free by substituting the Greek yogurt with a non-dairy yogurt made from almonds, cashews or coconut.

You could also use a tofu based yogurt but I don’t like to use soy since it causes elevated estrogen levels and increased mucus production.

Can you make this lemon dill dressing vegan?

Yes, you can make this dressing vegan by using a plant-based Greek yogurt or sour cream substitute. Additionally, ensure that the sweetener you use is vegan-friendly, such as agave or maple syrup.

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Recipe details
  • 8  2 tbsp
  • Prep time: 1 minute Minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Minutes Total time: 6 min
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  • 1 1/2 Lemons juiced
  • 1 Cup Greek Yogurt
  • 3 tbsp Fresh Dill chopped
  • 1 tsp Agave
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 pinch Pepper

Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Transfer to a reusable salad dressing container and enjoy.
  • This dressing will last for up to 5 days in the fridge.
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