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5 from 34 votes

posted: 05/12/21

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This Greek Salad Dressing Recipe is made with easy to find ingredients and comes together quickly! It is delicious, simple, and so good on so many different salad recipes. I love it on my  Greek Pasta Salad.

greek salad dressing in a salad dressing container

I am pretty much obsessed with making my own salad dressing recipes. They are so easy to throw together. Typically my recipes use ingredients that most people have on hand. This great Greek Salad Dressing Recipe is no exception.

Greeks traditionally use little more than olive oil, red wine vinegar, oregano, and some salt when dressing salads, like in my Mediterranean Salad. This dressing is meant to replicate what is sold in U.S. grocery stores as “Greek Dressing.”

One of my favorite things about creating salad dressing recipes is how is how easy it is to adjust the flavors. I made two versions of this recipe when I was testing, and I couldn’t decide which one I like more. I literally dipped lettuce in each version over and over and kept comparing them.

One has a stronger red wine vinegar taste and one has a stronger olive oil taste. I love the red wine vinegar one (which comes from only adding a half cup of olive oil), but I know everyone isn’t obsessed with pickling things like I am. So in the recipe notes you will see that you can start out with only a half cup of oil and add more depending on your tastes.

Reader Review

Omg!! This came out so PERFECT! Usually I don’t comment after I try recipes, but for THIS one, I had too. I had everything on hand & it was so easy to make. Im so glad I don’t have to spend money for a bottle anymore. Definitely going to check out your other dressing recipes. THANK YOU!

How to Make Greek Salad Dressing

This is a brief overview of how to make this delicious recipe. For the full recipe with all of the measurements, see the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  1. Combine the ingredients. I love pouring all of the ingredients into a small mason jar and then shaking them up to combine. The jar is perfect for then storing it in the refrigerator.
  2. Adjust the dressing to your liking. See the notes about adding more olive oil, and of course you can add more salt and pepper to taste.
spoon dripping greek dressing into a mason jar

Greek Salad Dressing Ingredients

Make sure to scroll to the bottom of the post to get the measurements for each ingredient.

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • lemon juice
  • fresh garlic
  • dried oregano
  • dried basil
  • black pepper
  • kosher salt
  • onion powder
  • dijon mustard
greek salad dressing being poured onto a greek salad with chicken

What Does Greek Salad Dressing Taste Like?

The herbs and seasonings in this dressing come together with the red wine vinegar and oil to give it a rich and flavorful taste. The oregano and garlic are perfect in this homemade Greek salad dressing. The mustard and lemon juice give just the right kind of tang.

How Long does this Dressing Last?

Any vinaigrette based salad dressing (dressings that don’t have yogurt or mayonnaise in them), can last about three months in the refrigerator. When you pull this Greek dressing recipe out of the refrigerator to use it, you will need to bring it to room temperature and thoroughly shake it before dressing your salad.

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Recipes Perfect for this Homemade Greek Dressing

I am so in love with this salad dressing, that I have used it in lots of my recipes. Here are some of my favorites:

It would also be a great alternative dressing on this Greek Orzo Pasta Salad or this Cucumber Tomato Salad.

greek salad dressing in a salad dressing container
5 from 34 votes

Greek Salad Dressing

Serves: 20 servings
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Prep: 5 minutes
This Greek Salad Dressing Recipe is made with easy to find ingredients and comes together quickly! It is delicious, simple, and so good on so many different salad recipes. I love it on my Greek Quinoa Salad.


  • 2/3 cups extra virgin olive oil (see note)
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard


  • Combine all of the ingredients in a mason jar, put on the lid and shake well to combine.
  • Store in the refrigerator, sealed, for up to three months. Bring to room temperature before using.


If you like your dressing with a strong vinegar taste, cut olive oil back to 1/2 cup. If you aren’t sure, make it with 1/2 a cup, and then add up to 2 tablespoons more at the end to your taste.
Serving: 1tablespoon Calories: 69kcal (3%) Carbohydrates: 1g Fat: 8g (12%) Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 5g Sodium: 57mg (2%) Potassium: 20mg (1%) Vitamin C: 5.8mg (7%) Iron: 0.2mg (1%)
Author: Lisa Longley
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mediterranean
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  1. Annette says

    5 stars
    Easy to make healthier option big hit with the family

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad to hear it, Anette!

  2. Mague says

    For 32 years of married life I have bought bottled dressings for my homemade salads. Kind of sad. I had tried making another Greek dressing a while back that we really liked but had feta cheese as an ingredient and the shelf life was short. We love this dressing and it’s easy to make. It my not last three months because it’s delicious. It’s never to late to make your own dressing.

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you like it! And it would be super easy to add a little feta to smaller portions of this dressing right before using it.

  3. Carolann says

    Hi Lisa nice to meet you this salad dressing sounds so yummy can’t wait to try it thank you for recipe . Carolann

    • Lisa Longley says

      You’re welcome!

  4. Kathleen Hoff says

    Your recipes are among my very favorite! They are so healthy, economical, tasty, and sooooo pretty to look at (colorful!!!).

    Kathleen Hoff
    Seattle, Washington

    • Lisa Longley says

      You just made my day, Kathleen, thank you.

  5. Joanne says

    Do you have to put Dijon mustard?

    • Lisa Longley says

      No, but you might find that it is missing some flavor.

  6. Crystal says

    Heyyyyy can I use apple cider vinegar instead of red wine vinegar? Thanks!!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I really wouldn’t recommend that for this. The flavor between the two is so vastly different.

  7. Alma says

    5 stars
    I love your feedback

  8. John says

    Can I add a little honey?

    • Lisa Longley says

      I don’t really think this dressing needs it, but of course!

  9. suzanne says

    5 stars
    It was a great salad and a better dressing even. Thanks because I struggle with dressings and the Greek one was perfect.
    Thank you!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad that you liked it!

  10. Sue Kowalski says

    I made it just as your recipe called for, only I used white wine vinegar and added a tsp of honey. It was great on my Greek pasta salad

    • Lisa Longley says

      I’m so glad you liked it!

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