This creamy salsa dressing recipe combines salsa, Greek yogurt, mayonnaise, and lime juice for a delicious, tangy condiment perfect for salads, as a dip, or drizzled over your favorite Mexican dishes!
Why You'll Love Salsa Salad Dressing
This salsa dressing recipe is creamy, tangy, and bold. It has the flavors of your favorite salsa - juicy ripe tomatoes, chopped onion, fresh cilantro, and bright lime juice - combined with rich and velvety Greek yogurt and mayonnaise.
It's versatile. Use this dressing over taco salad (or just a regular side salad), as a dip for fresh vegetables, in a wrap, or as a condiment for tacos, enchiladas, and quesadillas.
It's delicious drizzled over grilled or roasted meats, fish, and vegetables, too!
As far as dressings go, salsa dressing is a relatively healthy choice. Salsa is a great source of vitamin C and potassium, and Greek yogurt adds a bit of protein to your meal. Check out this article on the health benefits of salsa for more info.
Finally, this dressing is incredibly quick and easy to make. You can throw this together in under 5 minutes. I love having some on hand in the fridge to dress up dinner or toss with a quick salad!
Looking for more tangy and flavorful dressings to try? This hot harissa dressing is delicious!
Ingredients for Salsa Dressing
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- Salsa This recipe for pico de gallo is fantastic here, but feel free to use jarred or fresh salsa from your local grocery store.
- Greek Yogurt I recommend using full-fat Greek yogurt . The taste and texture turns out best this way.
- Lime Juice Fresh lime juice is always preferable, but if you can't find any, bottled lime juice will do just fine.
- Salt My preference is always kosher salt. It's less salty per teaspoon than table salt or sea salt, so it's easier to season as you go.
How to Make Salsa Dressing
Step One If you're making your salsa, prepare it first. For an easy recipe, try our pico de gallo.
Step Two Add the salsa, mayo, and Greek yogurt to a bowl. Squeeze in the lime juice, and season with salt.
Step Three Mix thoroughly, then taste for seasoning.
Step Four Serve right away or store in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Creamy salsa dressing is made with mayo, Greek yogurt, salsa, lime juice and salt. You can mix the ingredients by hand for a dressing with more texture, or blend it for a smoother end result.
A vinaigrette is a combination of oil and an acidic ingredient, like vinegar or citrus juice, that is seasoned with salt and other flavorings. A creamy dressing includes an element that makes the dressing taste, well, creamy, such as mayo, yogurt, or sour cream.
The Greek yogurt in this creamy dressing will help to thicken it. If you find the dressing is a bit thin, you can add more yogurt or mayo, and stir well to combine. You can also try blending the ingredients!
Each two-tablespoon serving of this dressing has approximately 46 calories. See the recipe card below for full nutrition information.
Variations and Substitutions
Different Salsa Try this with a variety of different salsas for new flavor combinations!
Food Processor For a smoother dressing, you can combine the ingredients in a food processor or blender.
Lemon If there is no lime juice to be found, lemon juice is a good substitute.
Sour Cream Add a bit of sour cream for an extra tangy dressing.
How to Store Creamy Salsa Salad Dressing
Fridge Store your dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
Freezer I don't recommend freezing this recipe.
- If your dressing is a bit thin, you can add a little extra mayo and Greek yogurt to thicken it. If it's too thick, try adding an extra squeeze of lime juice or some of the liquid from your salsa.
- Thicker salsas tend to do better in this dressing, like pico de gallo or roasted salsa with larger pieces of tomato, pepper, and onion.
- Be sure to taste for seasoning before serving! This is a bold dressing that's meant to be super flavorful, so if it's tasting a little dull, add an extra pinch of salt and mix well before serving.
How to Serve
This dressing is super delicious on salads, like this grilled steak salad, but it can be used in a number of other ways, too. Give these recipes a try!
Appetizer Serve this salsa dressing with fresh veggies for a creamy dip!
Potatoes This dressing would be a delicious dip for crispy potatoes. Try them with these air fryer smashed potatoes!
More Salsas to Try
Creamy Salsa Dressing
- Add the salsa, Greek yogurt, and mayonnaise to a large bowl. Squeeze in the lime juice.
- Season with salt and stir well to combine.
- Taste for seasoning and serve.
- A thicker salsa with bigger pieces of tomato, onion, and chile tends to create a better texture for this recipe, but try whatever salsa appeals to you.
- You can blend this salsa in a food processor or blender for a smoother, thicker texture.
- Estimated calories for this recipe include full-fat Greek yogurt.
- Fridge Store your dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
- Freezer I don't recommend freezing this recipe.