Greek Salad Dressing

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.

Greek dressing | Greek salad dressing recipe

After traveling to the Greek island of Santorini, Alex and I were struck by the effortless simplicity of the food. The bright sun and ocean breeze makes everything you eat taste better. That classic combination of tomatoes, cucumbers and feta in a Greek salad is simple yet a revelation at the same time. For this Greek salad dressing, we wanted to capture the simplicity of the flavors and approach to life in this sun-drenched country. It’s zingy, lemony and altogether the perfect versatile dressing for salads of all kinds. Here’s how to make it!

Greek dressing | Greek salad dressing recipe

Ingredients for Greek salad dressing

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. The flavor is nuanced and subtle; it doesn’t overpower a salad, but accentuates it. The ingredients are usual suspects of a Mediterranean-style vinaigrette recipe:

  • Olive oil: Extra-virgin olive oil is the basis of this healthy dressing.
  • Vinegar & lemon juice: This dressing uses two types of “acids”: both red wine vinegar and fresh lemon juice, which make regular appearances in Greek cuisine. Using both gives an added complexity.
  • Dijon mustard: A touch of Dijon mustard to gives a little more zing.
  • Oregano: The main flavor herb-wise is dried oregano. It’s also very common in Greek cuisine and gives it that Greek flair.

How to make the perfect emulsion

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, here are a few tips:

  • Use a medium sized bowl. Don’t use a small bowl! A medium-sized bowl allows 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.)
  • Add the olive oil gradually. The other tip for reaching an emulsion is adding the olive oil little by little. We add it tablespoon by tablespoon and whisk in between until the oil fully incorporates.
Greek dressing | Greek salad dressing recipe

Storing Greek salad dressing

In 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.

Ways to serve 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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Last updated: February 2020

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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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