Best Homemade Greek Salad Dressing

Transform your everyday salads into a Mediterranean masterpiece with just a few simple ingredients. This delicious addition to your Greek cuisine is an authentic, homemade Greek salad dressing.

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There’s nothing like a well-made Greek salad to brighten up your day. The crisp veggies, those salty olives and feta, and of course, that knockout Greek salad dressing that ties everything together.

You know how the right dressing can really transform a salad? That’s exactly what this dressing is all about. And, it’s not just for salads – try using it as a marinade for meats or to add some flair to grain-based dishes. It’s got all that deliciousness from garlic, Dijon mustard, oregano, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and a little salt and pepper. So yummy!

Making this dressing is like going on a mini trip to sunny Greece, where delicious Mediterranean food is the center of everything and great home-cooked meals are a must. Lucky for you, this recipe is totally simple and foolproof.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • The combination of garlic, oregano, and Dijon mustard makes for a very flavorful dressing.
  • Olive oil is a healthy choice and adds depth to this dressing.
  • It is such a nice and quick recipe that is just so much better than store-bought.

Ingredients

Tons of these you’ll probably already have on hand!

  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper
Best Homemade Greek Salad Dressing ingredients

How to Make Homemade Greek Salad Dressing – The Steps

Step 1: Measure out all of the ingredients.

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Step 2: Place them in a bowl or jar. 

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Step 3: Mix them well with a fork or a small whisk.

Variations

Everyone’s tastes are different, which is why trying different variations of this Greek salad dressing will ensure you find the right balance of ingredients to suit your taste. Here’s some ideas.

  • Herby Greek salad dressing: You already have oregano in this recipe, but you can add some extra herbs. I recommend a little dried basil, dill, fennel, marjoram, or tarragon.
  • Citrusy Greek salad dressing: By either increasing the lemon juice or incorporating some zest into , you’ll have a fresh and zingy dressing.
  • Sweet Greek salad dressing: Add a teaspoon of honey to this dressing to sweeten things up a little. Just be sure to give it a mix and a taste before adding more.
  • Creamy Greek salad dressing: This one’s slightly different and takes on more of a tzatziki consistency. Combine 1/4 cup Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, garlic, and dill, then season to taste.

Serving Suggestions

There’s a million salads this would taste great with. Below are my favorite picks for this dressing.

  • Greek Salad: this will come as no surprise but this dressing is perfect on Greek salad.
  • Cucumber and Tomato Salad: a colorful combination of healthy ingredients that can be served alongside a variety of meats or enjoyed on its own for lunch.
  • Quinoa Bowl Recipe: Fresh, vibrant, nutritious, and incredibly easy to make. This quinoa bowl with sweet potato is perfect for meal prepping and guilt-free lunching.
  • Roasted Pepper Salad: This dish is so beautiful and so simple to prepare. It’s my idea of a perfect spring or summer side dish.
  • Mediterranean Rice Salad: The best summer side dish to serve alongside Greek-inspired fare. Cool basmati rice, citrus juices, herbs, spices, currants, and pistachios come together to make this fresh, flavorful, and nutritious rice salad.
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FAQs

Can I substitute the red wine vinegar?

Apple cider vinegar, white wine vinegar, or even balsamic vinegar can work as substitutes. The dressing taste will change a little but it should still be delicious.

Can I use fresh herbs instead of dried?

If you want an even fresher taste, you can use fresh herbs like oregano, basil, parsley, or dill. Just swap 1 teaspoon of dried seasoning (in this case, oregano) with 1 tablespoon of fresh.

Is it possible to make a low-fat version of this dressing?

If you’re watching your fat intake, you can reduce olive oil to create a low-fat version. Try using water, veggie broth, or Greek yogurt to maintain that yummy texture.

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How to Store Homemade Greek Salad Dressing

You can keep this sauce for two weeks in an airtight container (I recommend mason jars) in the fridge. If you notice any off smells, weird colors, or funky textures, toss it out!

Before serving, give your dressing a little shake to re-combine all of the ingredients.

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Best Homemade Greek Salad Dressing

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course condiment
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4
Calories 126 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 3 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Instructions
 

  • Measure out all of the ingredients
  • Place them in a bowl or jar. 
  • Mix it well with a fork or a small whisk.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 1gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 11gSodium: 109mg
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