Grinder Salad Dressing

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Elevate your dining experience with the irresistible Creamy Grinder Salad Dressing, created to enhance the renowned grinder salad. This combination will awaken your taste buds with its savory flavor profile.

Side view of a jar of dressing in front of a platter of grinder salad.

Creamy Grinder Salad Dressing

This dressing was created to top the infamous Grinder Salad. It’s a delicious combo of ingredients and a little bit lighter than the typical mayo-based dressing. We use a light mayo (Kraft mayo with olive oil included) and Greek yogurt for the base which makes it creamy (and healthier).

Why This Recipe Works:

  • CREAMY – This creamy Italian dressing is a great option and final step for enjoying one of our favorite salad recipes. 
  • PERFECT ADDITION TO ITALIAN GRINDER SALAD – Remember that viral recipe? Yup, this is it. The salad includes iceberg lettuce, deli meats (including hard salami), red onion, pepperoncini peppers (or banana peppers), provolone cheese, cherry tomatoes, and parmesan cheese. The homemade dressing is the perfect topper for this easy lunch.
  • SIMPLE – Skip the sandwich shop and make it low-carb with this simple yet hearty salad. The salad dressing ingredients are a simple combo for dressing the delicious grinder salad.

Ingredients Used for Grinder Dressing:

This dressing is great over the viral grinder sandwich too. My version uses a Creamy Italian Dressing without mayo (since it uses Dijon only to make it creamy) but this dressing would be fantastic too.

  • Mayo
  • Greek Yogurt
  • Red Wine Vinegar
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Sugar
  • Seasonings – oregano, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
Small bowls of the ingredients for the grinder salad dressing.

How to make Grinder Salad Dressing:

Step 1
Add ingredients to a bowl – the mayonnaise, plain Greek yogurt, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, sugar, and seasonings.

A bowl with the ingredients for the grinder dressing before mixing.

Step 2
Whisk. Use a whisk to combine the ingredients until very mixed well.

A bowl of the grinder dressing with a whisk.

Step 3
Store. Pour the dressing into a mason jar to store. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Step 4
Serve. Add this tasty grinder salad dressing to a grinder salad (see below!) or another salad of your choice, including an antipasto salad OR pasta salad.

Store dressing in a small bowl or mason jar for additional salads all week long.

Overhead view of a jar of grinder salad dressing.

Recipe FAQs:

How did the Grinder Salad originate?

It’s been said that the “grinder” name initially came from the tough Italian bread used to make the Grinder sandwich, which you would have to “grind” your teeth through.

How is a grinder salad different from a typical Italian salad?

The grinder salad uses mayo (or in our case, mayo plus Greek yogurt) while a typical Italian salad uses a vinaigrette.

Other Creamy Salad Dressings:

We have several other delicious creamy dressing recipes on the blog. Choose whatever you like!

A platter of the grinder salad with a jar of dressing next to it.

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xoxo ~Sue

A jar of grinder salad dressing.

Grinder Salad Dressing Recipe

Elevate your dining experience with the irresistible Creamy Grinder Salad Dressing, created to enhance the renowned grinder salad. This combination will awaken your taste buds with its savory flavor profile.
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Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 (1/4 cup) servings
Calories: 69kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 6 Tablespoons mayo with olive oil
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper – to taste

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a medium bowl – the mayo, yogurt, red wine vinegar, Dijon, sugar, oregano, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
  • Use a whisk to combine well. Transfer dressing to a mason jar and refrigerate.

Notes

Store dressing in a small bowl or mason jar for additional salads all week long.

Nutrition

Calories: 69kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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One Comment

  1. The perfect pair with your Grinder Salad! Awesome!

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