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posted: 02/11/19

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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 Quinoa Salad.

greek salad dressing in a salad dressing container

Can I tell you guys something stupid? So. I’m suffering the winter blues more than usual this year. You guys, winter in the Midwest is not a joke at all. Anyway, I’m doing all the things I should be doing to make it better, but it’s still more than a little rough. Over the weekend I was feeling especially barfy. Like I really just wanted to crawl into my bed and hide from everyone. But! Being a parent seems to be a full time job or whatever. So we went out to do some shopping and I bought a plant for my office. You guys. It instantly changed my mood. I can’t explain it, but it totally did. I want to say maybe it was just getting out of the house, but I really think it was the magic plant. I’ll have to share a picture of it with you on Instagram. Either way, if you are having a hard time, go buy a plant. (Also, if I kill this plant which I likely will with my black thumb, I’m screwed.)

The Perfect Tangy Salad Dressing

Meanwhile, I made you this amazing Greek Salad Dressing. It is delicious, tangy, and perfect. I love making homemade salad dressing recipes because it is so easy to adjust the flavor in them. I’ve made two versions of this recipe and I can’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.

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Greek Salad Dressing Ingredients

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • red wine vinegar
  • lemon juice
  • fresh garlic
  • dried oregano
  • dried basil
  • black pepper
  • kosher salt
  • onion powder
  • dijon mustard
pouring greek salad dressing on greek quinoa salad

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 greek salad dressing. The mustard and lemon juice give just the right kind of tang.

How Long Does Greek Salad 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.

Recipes Perfect for this Homemade Greek Dressing

My favorite recipe to use this greek dressing on is my Greek Quinoa Salad. It would a great alternative dressing on this Greek Orzo Pasta Salad or this Cucumber Tomato Salad.

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greek salad dressing in a salad dressing container
5 from 5 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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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. Stormy says

    Conversion to imperial measuring units, please.

  2. Donna says

    How many calories in your greek dressing

    • Lisa Longley says

      The calorie notes are in now!

  3. George R Hooper Jr says

    5 stars
    This is NOT a complaint – I’ve noticed & enjoyed commercial Greek dressings that contain feta cheese. Yours doesn’t & I imagine you have good reason for the omission – what is it? I e, why wouldn’t crumbled feta be a good thing in this recipe?

    • Lisa Longley says

      Well, I was adding it to a recipe that already had feta in it, so I thought I was good to go, lol. It also stays longer in the refrigerator without it. However, it would be pretty amazing with feta!

  4. Evelyn says

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing. I really like that you included the shelf life. I didn’t know that vinaigrette without mayo and yogurt lasted that long when it’s homemade. Definitely learned something new today.

  5. Michele Helton says

    Can I use fresh herbs? I have an herb garden that’s producing like crazy!

    • Lisa Longley says

      I haven’t tried this with fresh herbs. If you do, keep in mind that it may not hold up as long in the refrigerator. You may want to make just a half batch. And definitely come back and let me know how it goes.

  6. Arden says

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! We’ve made this now a few times and love the tart and creamy flavor, tastes great even when we’re out of mustard! Thanks 😄

    • Lisa Longley says

      So glad to hear this!

  7. Rosemary Dusso says

    How much sodium in the Greek Dressing?

    • Lisa Longley says

      57 mg per 1 tablespoon

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