Greek Salad Dressing

Greek Salad Dressing on a table with cucumbers

One of summer’s best pleasures is a fresh and crisp Greek salad enjoyed seaside on one of the beautiful Greek islands. However as not many people can fly to Greece whenever they want, making Greek recipes at home will have to substitute. This Greek salad dressing is an authentic and delicious component to the world famous salad.

Greek salad dressing is very easy to make. At its base it’s just a vinaigrette with a few extra additions. In this recipe guide I’ll even explain a trick to keep your Greek salad dressing from separating so it will look beautiful even after days in the fridge.

Greek Salad Dressing Ingredients

Greek Salad Dressing ingredients on a table from above

The ingredients list for an authentic Greek salad dressing is likely to be things you already have in your pantry. The trick is to use high quality ingredients when possible. When paired with crisp vegetables for a salad this dressing is to die for!

120 ml (1/2 cup) Extra Virgin Olive Oil – as we are not cooking this dressing you want to use the best quality olive oil that you can find. If you cheap out on a few ingredients it is understandable (so do I at times) but NEVER cheap out on the olive oil.

60 ml (1/4 cup) Red Wine Vinegar – this is an absolute must for an authentic Greek Salad dressing so do not try to replace it with a white or an apple cider vinegar.

60 ml (1/4 cup) Lemon Juice – freshly squeezed is best, but if that isn’t available then you can use store-bought. As you can see by the picture above, even I had to make some concessions.

3 cloves Garlic – minced

2 tsp Dry Oregano – dry oregano is the key ingredient to an authentic Greek salad dressing and you’ll notice if it is missing. Honestly without the dry oregano the dressing tastes more like an American version of an Italian house salad dressing.

1 tsp Salt – you can add more if you feel it needs it, but if you are using this dressing for a Greek salad remember that good Feta cheese is quite salty so you might not need too much salt.

Black Pepper – freshly cracked, to taste

OPTIONAL

1 tsp Sunflower Lecithin Powder – don’t get scared by the chemical sounding name. Lecithin is simply a natural emulsifier and recognized health food. While it isn’t an authentic ingredient, this will prevent your dressing from separating in the fridge. You can also use a tablespoon of Dijon Mustard as an emulsifier as well (or use both, I often do!).

Making A Greek Salad Dressing

sunflower lecithin on a spoon above the other Greek Salad Dressing ingredients

In a bowl add all the ingredients. As you can see in the photo above I am using both the lecithin powder and the mustard as emulsifiers, but you don’t need to add both (or either if you do not mind it splitting).

whisking the Greek Salad Dressing ingredients together in a bowl

Just whisk all the ingredients together and voila, a delicious Greek salad dressing perfect for you next salad. There you have it, a taste of Greece even if you can’t make it all the way to the beautiful isles.

Greek Salad Dressing on a table with cucumbers
greek salad dressing in pouring jar

Greek Salad Dressing

A delicious and authentic dressing to accompany the classic Greek salad.
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Course: Salad, Sauce
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Greek, Salad, Salad Dressing, Vegan, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 200kcal
Cost: $2

Equipment

  • 1 Bowl
  • 1 Whisk can sub for a fork

Ingredients

  • 120 ml Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1/2 cup) as we are not cooking this dressing you want to use the best quality olive oil that you can find. If you cheap out on a few ingredients it is understandable (so do I at times) but NEVER cheap out on the olive oil.
  • 60 ml Red Wine Vinegar (1/4 cup) this is an absolute must for an authentic Greek Salad dressing so do not try to replace it with a white or an apple cider vinegar.
  • 60 ml Lemon Juice (1/4 cup) freshly squeezed is best, but if that isn't available then you can use store-bought. As you can see by the picture above, even I had to make some concessions.
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 tsp Dry Oregano dry oregano is the key ingredient to an authentic Greek salad dressing and you'll notice if it is missing. Honestly without the dry oregano the dressing tastes more like an American version of an Italian house salad dressing.
  • 1 tsp Salt you can add more if you feel it needs it but if you are using this dressing for a Greek salad remember that good Feta cheese is quite salty so you might not need too much salt.
  • Black Pepper freshly cracked, to taste

OPTIONAL

  • 1 tsp Sunflower Lecithin Powder don't get scared by the chemical sounding name. Lecithin is simply a natural emulsifier and recognized health food. While it isn't an authentic ingredient this will prevent your dressing from separating in the fridge. You can also use a tablespoon of Dijon Mustard as an emulsifier as well (or use both, I often do!).

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a bowl. Whisk together until combined fully.
  • To use: pour atop a Greek salad and toss before serving.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 200kcal
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