The Best Greek Salad Dressing Recipe

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Making the best Greek salad dressing has never been so easy! With just a few basic ingredients, you can whip up a delicious Greek dressing that’s perfect to drizzle on practically all your favorite homemade salads.

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I love making delicious homemade salad dressings! They’re cheaper, richer in flavor, and better than store-bought dressings. And this vinaigrette is no different! So if you’re ready to give your crispy greens (and other dishes) a boost in taste and flavor, this recipe is perfect for you. 

Why You’ll Love It

  • So easy to whip up. There are no complicated steps involved in this recipe, so making it is a breeze. You only need 10 minutes to make a dressing ready for use immediately!
  • Made with simple, all-natural ingredients. No need to do a grocery run since you might already have all of these ingredients in your pantry. Plus, you can be sure that there are no harmful additives or preservatives found in this recipe.  
  • Extra healthy. Nutrition-wise, this dressing is amazing. Fresh lemon juice is an excellent source of vitamin C and fiber, while olive oil is high in healthy monounsaturated fats and antioxidants. It’s a good thing this homemade dressing uses both! 
  • Can be tweaked according to your preferences. My recipe is very simple but extremely tasty. However, feel free to change things depending on how you like your salad dressings. Feel free to:
    • Add other ingredients like red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, yogurt, and other dried or fresh herbs.
    • Use fresh garlic instead of garlic powder.
    • Make it spicy by adding a teaspoon of hot sauce.  
  • Make as much as you want. You can easily double or triple the amount of dressing you can make by clicking the ‘2x’ or ‘3x’ portion in the recipe card below.
  • Can be used in other ways. It’s not just for greens! This dressing can also be used in other dishes like my Greek Pasta Salad!

Ingredient Notes

  • Lemon Juice: One of the main ingredients in this dressing. Freshly squeezed lemon juice is the best choice for this recipe, but you can swap in bottled lemon juice if that’s what you have. 
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: This is the other main ingredient, so don’t skimp out! I love using high-quality extra-virgin olive oil for this dressing, which gives it more flavor and richer results. 
  • Dried Oregano: Adds some herbaceous flavor and aroma.
    • You can also add dried thyme, basil, and dill if preferred. 
  • Garlic Powder: Lends a savory taste and pungent aroma to the dressing.
    • You can use fresh garlic cloves as a substitute, but make sure to mince them very finely or use a garlic press for the best results.
  • Honey: Balances the acidity of the lemon juice and makes it more mellow.
    • If you’re vegan, use either agave syrup or vegan honey instead. 
  • Salt: Enhances the flavors of the ingredients. 
  • Ground Black Pepper: Gives the recipe a bit of kick.

How to Make Greek Salad Dressing

  1. In a jar, combine the lemon juice, oil, oregano, garlic powder, honey, salt and pepper.
  2. Place the lid on the jar tightly and then give it a good shake until emulsified and well combined.
  3. Use right away or store in the refrigerator.
  4. Enjoy!

Serving Ideas

  • Drizzled over fresh veggies. Use this dressing over a bowl of cucumber slices, tomatoes, beans, red onions, and romaine lettuce with feta cheese for a delicious and tasty vegetarian salad. It’s the perfect side dish for any meal!
  • Drizzled over roasted veggies. The smokey flavors of roasted vegetables just go so well with this dressing! Lend a Mediterranian twist to the classic roasted potato salad.
  • Over sandwiches. Give your favorite vegan sandwich recipe a flavor boost by adding this dressing!
  • Pasta salad dressing. Try this Greek dressing over pasta salads like my Greek pasta salad recipe.
  • As a marinade. You can use this dressing to marinate your veggies before roasting them. You can even try it with meat substitutes like tofu and tempeh.

Storage

Pour any leftover Greek salad dressing into a Mason jar or other container with a lid, then store in the refrigerator. You can use the dressing for up to a week this way. 

Make sure to give the jar or container a healthy shake so the ingredients blend well. If the oil has solidified a bit, remove it from the fridge. This will enable it to come to room temperature to reliquify the oil.  

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Making the best Greek salad dressing has never been so easy! With just a few basic ingredients, you can whip up a delicious Greek dressing that’s perfect to drizzle on practically all your favorite homemade salads.
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Course: Condiments, Salad Dressing
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Author: Kristen Wood

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup lemon juice fresh or bottled
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon honey if vegan, use agave syrup or vegan honey
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a jar, combine the lemon juice, oil, oregano, garlic powder, honey, salt and pepper.
  • Place the lid on the jar tightly and then give it a good shake until emulsified and well combined.
  • Use right away or store in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Check out my Greek pasta salad recipe which uses this dressing!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 39g | Sodium: 1749mg | Potassium: 157mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 73IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I lol a Greek food and learning to make a Greek salad was life changing. This dressing is amazing!