Greek Salad Dressing

Greek Salad Dressing is an easy vinaigrette that is good on salads, sandwiches, or as a marinade!

Greek Salad Dressing is an easy vinaigrette recipe that is good on salads, sandwiches, or as a marinade!

This Classic Greek Salad Dressing is packed with so much flavor you will want to use it on everything! It has oregano, red wine vinegar, and lots of garlic as the stand-out flavors with dijon mustard as the secret ingredient that really brings it all together.

Greek Salad Dressing can be used on salads, sandwiches, or as a marinade!

This Greek Vinaigrette is so useful. It will really be your go-to condiment moving forward. There is nothing that makes you feel like a kitchen super star than making your own salad dressing. And the funny thing is, it’s incredibly easy!! I don’t know why I bought pre-made salad dressings for so many years!

This Greek Salad Dressing recipe is easy and packed with flavor!

How to make Greek Salad Dressing

Making any type of vinaigrette-type dressing is easy and follows a basic formula: 1 part vinegar (or acid) to 4 parts oil, or 1 fluid ounce vinegar to 4 fluid ounces of oil. That’s it…the rest is all flavor! If you prefer a more acidic dressing, you can certainly play around with this formula, but it’s a great starting place.

As for flavor in this Greek Dressing, there are definitely a few ingredients you will need:

  • Use Olive Oil, BUT not Extra Virgin Olive Oil. EVOO has a stronger flavor that I don’t prefer in salad dressings. I like a milder oil so the flavor from the herbs can really shine. PLUS it costs a little more, and it’s nice to be able to save where you can!
  • Red Wine Vinegar is essential in Greek Salad Dressing. You can also amp up the acid with a squeeze of lemon juice, which brightens up the flavor even more, but that’s up to you!
  • Oregano is a MUST in this recipe, and go ahead and use dried herbs. Fresh herbs can turn a dark color in salad dressing, and if you are not using this all the same day, it’s visually unappealing.
  • Dijon Mustard is my secret ingredient here. It definitely doesn’t give the dressing a mustard flavor at all, it just enhances the other flavors.

Greek Salad Dressing is great on Quinoa salad!

How to make Creamy Greek Dressing

One more add -in, if you want a salty punch to the dressing you can add in some fine Feta crumbles. It is a really nice addition to the dressing, and gives it a slightly creamy consistency. You could even add a tablespoon or two of Greek yogurt if you really want a creamy dressing!  But note, if you do add cheese or yogurt, it won’t last as long in the refrigerator, up to 5 days.

I hope you enjoy this Greek Dressing as much as we do!

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This Greek Salad Dressing recipe is easy and packed with flavor!

Greek Salad Dressing

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mixing Bowl
  • Cuisine: Dinner

Description

Greek Salad Dressing is an easy vinaigrette recipe that is good on salads, sandwiches, or as a marinade!


Ingredients

  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl until combined.
  2. Serve immediately or refrigerate for over 3 hours for flavors to combine.

Notes

Store airtight in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

If you can, make the Greek dressing ahead, so the flavors combine nicely.

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