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Greek Salad Dressing

5/5 (1)
10 mins
Vadim Rachok
20.03.2024
15.04.2024
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Experience a burst of tantalizing flavors with this mouth-watering Greek salad dressing recipe. The dressing boasts a medley of fresh and vibrant ingredients that come together to create a zesty and refreshing taste. Drizzled over your favorite salad, it adds the perfect finishing touch, elevating your salad game to a whole new level. Get ready to indulge your taste buds with this delightful treat that is sure to leave you wanting more.

Welcome to the world of culinary artistry! This Greek salad dressing isn't just a condiment; it's a masterpiece crafted with the finest ingredients and a meticulous balance of flavors. With a foundation of premium olive oil and the aromatic dance of herbs and spices, this dressing transforms every salad into a symphony of taste sensations, worthy of the most discerning palate. Drawing inspiration from the sun-kissed shores of the Mediterranean, this recipe captures the essence of Greek cuisine in every drop. As a chef, I've poured my passion for flavor into this creation, ensuring that each ingredient harmonizes perfectly to deliver a culinary experience that transcends the ordinary.

What Is Greek Dressing?

Greek salad dressing is a delicious and tangy vinaigrette that is made by combining high-quality olive oil and red wine vinegar with a blend of fragrant herbs and spices. This classic dressing is the perfect complement to any fresh Greek salad, adding a burst of refreshing flavor to each bite. With its simple yet flavorful ingredients, Greek salad dressing is a must-try for any food lover looking to add a touch of Mediterranean cuisine to their meals.

Greek Dressing Ingredients

Here are the simple ingredients you will need to make this Greek dressing recipe. You probably already have most of them at home.

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  1. Oil: The Greek salad dressing recipe is based on olive oil.
  2. Seasonings:  Garlic powder, dried oregano, dried basil, black pepper, salt, and onion powder season this flavorful Greek dressing.
  3. Mustard: Dijon-style mustard adds complexity and depth of flavor to dishes.
  4. Red wine vinegar: Red wine vinegar adds a touch of brightness to the dish, effectively cutting through the other flavors present in it.

recipe for greek salad dressing

How to Make Greek Dressing

Combine all ingredients and mix well for a delicious Greek salad dressing. Follow the step-by-step instructions below.

  1. Combine Vinegar, Lemon Juice, and Seasonings: In a small bowl or a jar with a tight-fitting lid, mix together the red wine vinegar, lemon juice, minced garlic, dried oregano, Dijon mustard (if using), salt, black pepper, and crushed red pepper flakes. The vinegar and lemon juice’s acidity will help to soften the sharp taste of the garlic and blend all the spices and herbs’ flavors.
  2. Add Olive Oil: To make a cohesive dressing, slowly add olive oil to the mixture and whisk continuously. If you’re using a jar, add olive oil and vinegar, secure the lid, and shake well. Emulsify the oil and vinegar to ensure that your dressing doesn’t separate. This process will help to create a smooth and well-blended dressing.
  3. Taste and Adjust: After preparing your dressing, taste it and adjust the seasoning as needed. You may want to add more salt, pepper, or vinegar to suit your preference.
  4. Let It Marinate: For optimal taste, it is recommended to allow the dressing to sit for at least 30 minutes before serving. This resting time enables the flavors to blend together perfectly. You can prepare it in advance and store it in the refrigerator for even better results. However, make sure to stir or shake it well before using it.
  5. Serve: Use this versatile dressing as a marinade or drizzle over Greek salad or vegetables to add a Mediterranean flair to any meal.

Here’s a simple recipe for homemade Greek dressing that can be customized to your taste preferences, perfect for salads, meats, or dipping.

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How to Use Greek Dressing

This recipe for Greek dressing is versatile. Experiment with different ways to use it. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • On my easy Greek Salad! I love the way the tangy dressing complements the fresh tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, bell pepper, rich feta cheese, and briny kalamata olives.
  • On my Cucumber Tomato Salad. Can you confirm if this dressing complements the taste of tomatoes and cucumbers?
  • On my Italian Chopped Salad. Please use this Greek salad dressing as a replacement for the lemon vinaigrette.
  • On any green salad. Drizzle your favorite greens for a side salad, or add croutons, chickpeas, eggs, and veggies to make it a meal.
  • On roasted veggies. Serve it as a topping for roasted vegetables like cauliflower, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, fennel, or potatoes after they come out of the oven.
  • On grilled veggies. I love drizzling Greek salad dressing over grilled vegetables, such as zucchini, potatoes, asparagus, corn, or skewers.
  • Or on cooked grains, beans, or lentils. Toss cooked lentils, white beans, farro, or quinoa with Greek dressing and fresh herbs to make a hearty side dish.

How to Store Greek Dressing

If you plan to consume it within a day or two, you can keep this Greek dressing at room temperature in an airtight container. If you want to keep it fresh for up to a week, store it in the refrigerator.

This is a wonderful sauce that is suitable not only for Greek salad but also for any vegetable salad, adding healthy fats (including omega-3 fatty acids) to the fiber from the vegetables. Thanks to the variety of spices included, you will not only receive antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits for your health, but you will also definitely feel satisfied and psychologically fulfilled by this meal (which is particularly important if you are following a calorie deficit diet for weight loss).

Jenny Dobrynina
Jenny Dobrynina
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Health score:
10 / 10
Greek Salad Dressing
5/5 (1)
Author:Vadim Rachok
Category:Salads, Sauces
Prep Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
Servings:
120
Yield:
1 gallon
Ingredients you will need
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon dried oregano (or 1 tablespoon fresh, finely chopped)
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard (optional, for added tanginess)
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, or to taste
A pinch of crushed red pepper flakes (optional, for a bit of heat)
Let’s start !
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1 To begin the recipe, you need to collect all the necessary ingredients.

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2 Mix olive oil, garlic powder, oregano, basil, pepper, salt, onion powder, and Dijon-style mustard in a large container. Slowly pour in vinegar while mixing vigorously until well blended. Store tightly covered at room temperature.

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3 Pour the dressing over the salad and enjoy!

Nutrition Information
Servings Per Recipe: 120
Calories: 104
% Daily Value *
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g14%
Saturated Fat 2g8%
Sodium 13mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 2g1%
Dietary Fiber 0g1%
Total Sugars 0g 
Protein 0g 
Vitamin C 0mg2%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 0mg2%
Potassium 36mg1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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To unlock the full potential of this Greek dressing, allow it to rest for at least an hour before serving. This allows the flavors to intermingle and develop, resulting in a depth and complexity that will elevate your salads to gourmet status. And don't hesitate to customize the recipe to your liking—experiment with fresh herbs, citrus zest, or even a hint of honey for a touch of sweetness. Let your creativity flow and savor the art of gastronomy at its finest!

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