Add fresh, tangy flavor to your leafy greens with this easy to make Greek Salad Dressing! Mix together a few pantry staples (that you likely already have on hand), and in just about 5 minutes, you’ll have your new favorite zesty salad dressing. Opa!
Easy Greek Salad Dressing Recipe
There are probably a million ways to dress up a bowl of leafy greens, however, this homemade Greek Salad Dressing is our new personal favorite! It’s made with bold ingredients like olive oil, red wine vinegar, zesty lemon juice, and so much more.
Salads get a pretty bad reputation for being boring, and that’s just wrong – especially when flavorful dressings like this exist. While we like to add crumbled feta, onions, and olives to our Greek salads, you don’t even need all of that for a delicious salad. You really just need some leafy greens and this homemade dressing!
This medley of mouthwatering ingredients is perfect for spring and summertime, as it’s so fresh and brightly flavored. Even if you live in a region that’s still experiencing dreary winter weather, just close your eyes, enjoy this salad, and imagine the warmth and vibrancy of the Mediterranean!
Greek Salad Dressing Ingredients
These ingredients are inexpensive and simple, just the way we like it.
- Olive Oil – Use a good quality extra virgin olive oil for the best flavor. Pay attention to the color – good olive oil should have green undertones.
- Red Wine Vinegar – This is one of the ingredients that really helps to create the tangy flavor.
- Lemon Juice – It is SO very important that you’re using freshly squeezed lemon juice for the perfect level of acidity and fresh flavor. Do NOT use the bottled junk!
- Dijon Mustard – Do not substitute this with plain yellow mustard, it will not have the same flavor.
- Garlic – To keep in line with the fresh flavor palate, use freshly minced garlic, not the pre-minced stuff.
- Oregano – Dried oregano adds a nice herbaceous flavor as well as an aromatic element to the dressing that’s pretty delightful and very Greek!
- Salt – Coarse or flaky sea salt both work the best here, as they enhance the other flavors without making the dressing too salty.
- Pepper – Freshly cracked black pepper will always yield the most potent flavor.
How to Make Greek Salad Dressing
This dressing is incredibly easy to make with just one step:
Combine. Add all of the measured ingredients to a mason jar or bowl and shake or stir to combine.
There are plenty of ways to serve your homemade Greek Salad Dressing! Here are just a few of the best ways to enjoy this freshly flavored dressing.
- Salad: Pour it over a bowl of leafy greens! For an even more Mediterranean-inspired salad, add ingredients like red onions, cucumbers, crumbled feta cheese, and olives.
- Dip: If you have any pita on hand, use this Greek Salad Dressing as a dip for it. It pairs perfectly with warm pita bread!
- Marinade: Chicken and veggies are both SO good when marinated in this salad dressing. With grilling season just around the corner, try marinating your chicken breasts in this Greek Salad Dressing for about 8 hours prior to grilling. Thank us later!
- Pasta Salad: It is also delicious as a dressing for a fresh Greek pasta salad with feta, olives, cucumbers, red onion and tomatoes.
How to Store Greek Salad Dressing
Once it’s stored properly in an airtight food storage container (like a mason jar with the lid on), this dressing will stay fresh in your fridge for about 7-10 days! That’s plenty of time to enjoy your favorite salads or marinated chicken recipes.
If you use a spoon to scoop out any dressing, make sure it’s very clean. Any new bacteria that’s introduced to the dressing will cause it to spoil pretty quickly.
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Add all of the ingredients in a mason jar or bowl.
- Shake or whisk vigorously for 30 seconds.
- Pour over Greek salads, bowls or fresh greens.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 162Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 200mgCarbohydrates: 0gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g
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