Greek Salad Dressing

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This Greek salad dressing is a simple oil and vinegar dressing that comes together in less than 5 minutes: the perfect easy vinaigrette for salads.

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After traveling to Greece a few years ago (the island of Santorini), Alex and I were struck by the effortless simplicity of it all. The bright sun and ocean breeze makes everything you consume there taste better. That classic combination of tomatoes, cucumbers and feta in a Greek salad is truly simple yet a revelation at the same time. Alex and I wanted to capture the simplicity of Greek flavors with this Greek salad dressing recipe. We love making homemade salad dressings since they are 1. very tasty 2. don’t have preservatives or added ingredients 3. are pretty quick to make! And this Greek salad dressing is the perfect easy vinaigrette for salads. Keep reading for our best homemade Greek salad dressing recipe.

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How to make Greek salad dressing

This Greek salad dressing recipe is incredibly simple. The flavor is nuanced and subtle; it doesn’t overpower a salad, but accentuates it. The ingredients are the usual suspects of a Mediterranean-style vinaigrette recipe: olive oil is the basis. It’s accompanied in this case by two types of “acids”: both red wine vinegar and fresh lemon juice, which make regular appearances in Greek cuisine. We’ve also added a touch of Dijon mustard to give a little more zing. And the main flavor herb-wise is oregano: it’s also very common in Greek cuisine and gives it that Greek flair.

Related: 10 Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

To make an emulsion for this Greek salad dressing recipe, simply whisk it by hand. In order to get the oil and vinegar to incorporate well, we use a medium-sized bowl to allow for enough movement of the whisk. (Trust us, we’ve done it in small bowls before and it’s almost impossible to get the oil and vinegar to meld.) The other tip for reaching an emulsion is adding the olive oil little by little. We typically add it tablespoon by tablespoon and whisk in between until the oil fully incorporates.

One note: with this Greek salad dressing recipe, the olive oil and vinegar do tend to separate after the initial whisking and during storage. This is okay: simply whisk again before serving! If you prefer a vinaigrette that doesn’t separate, try our Italian Dressing, Homemade Vinaigrette, or Balsamic Vinaigrette dressings.

Greek dressing | Greek salad dressing recipe

How to serve this Greek salad dressing

This Greek salad dressing recipe is perfect on any type of salad that you throw together! Here are a few ideas of how to use it:

How would you serve this Greek salad dressing recipe? Let us know in the comments below!

Greek dressing | Greek salad dressing recipe

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This Greek salad dressing recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free.

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Greek dressing | Greek salad dressing recipe

Greek Salad Dressing


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  • Author: Sonja
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: About 1/2 cup 1x

Description

This Greek salad dressing is a simple oil and vinegar dressing that comes together in less than 5 minutes: the perfect easy vinaigrette for salads.


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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, onion powder, oregano, kosher salt and black pepper.
  2. Gradually whisk in the olive oil, adding 1 tablespoon at a time and whisking until it incorporates, until an emulsion forms. Serve immediately. Store refrigerated and bring to room temperature before serving (keeps at least 2 weeks). The dressing may separate after sitting which is ok; simply whisk again before serving. If you prefer a vinaigrette that doesn’t separate, try our Italian Dressing, Homemade Vinaigrette, or Balsamic Vinaigrette dressings.

  • Category: Salad Dressings
  • Method: Whisked
  • Cuisine: Greek

Keywords: Greek dressing, Greek salad dressing recipe, Homemade Salad Dressing, Salad Dressings, Salad Dressing Recipe, Mediterranean

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

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