Greek Salad Dressing is a beautifully fresh and aromatic combination of bold flavors that will compliment your salad perfectly. Olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon juice, garlic, herbs, and a splash of tangy vinegar create a medley of mouthwatering flavors that can really dress up any salad.
Greek Salad Dressing
Next time you make your favorite Greek Salad, give it the dressing it deserves with none other than homemade Greek Salad Dressing! It tastes way better than any store-bough and takes only about 5 minutes to make. All you have to do is combine the ingredients and shake it up!
While this dressing is obviously most commonly paired with Greek salad, it really goes well with a variety of salad recipes. Even the blandest of salads, like plain chopped romaine lettuce, can be dressed up with this bright fressing.
It’s loaded with such bold flavors that it can make any salad you toss it with go from bland to exciting immediately. Between the garlic, lemon, vinegar, olive oil, and herbs, there’s a whole lot to love about this dressing.
Truth be told, this is one of my all time favorite salad dressings! Yes, I do love my ranch dressing, but Greek is definitely my go-to because it’s both healthy and delicious. Plus, Greek salad is such an amazing combination of sweet, savory, salty, and tangy flavors, and this dressing is a huge part of it.
How to Make Greek Salad Dressing
Ingredients You’ll Need:
- Olive Oil – Make sure you’re using a good quality olive oil for this recipe. You’ll be able to taste the olive oil in the dressing, so it should have a nice aroma and flavor.
- Lemon Juice – You’ll need the freshly squeezed juice of about two lemons. Fresh lemon juice is the best choice!
- White Wine Vinegar – It had a light, almost fruity taste that compliments the other ingredients beautifully.
- Garlic – Use fresh garlic for best results, not the pre-minced or paste options.
- Dried Herbs – a blend of dried parsley, dill weed, and oregano.
- Seasonings – coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper.
Combine the ingredients.
This is the fun part! If you have any little ones running around the house, they may enjoy helping you shake up your salad dressing.
Measure all of your ingredients with care and place them in a mason jar or salad dressing shaker. Shake well until everything is fully combined.
Your freshly shaken Greek Salad Dressing will be ready to use immediately, but it can also be stored for future use if preferred.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will homemade Greek Salad Dressing stay good?
Properly stored, this salad dressing will be good for up to 2 weeks! Make sure it’s stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Remember, it’s ways best to pour out the amount of dressing you need rather than scoop it out with a spoon. Any new bacteria that is introduced to the dressing may cause it to spoil at a faster rate.
Why did my dressing separate?
Over time, even if it’s a short period of time, the oil in the Greek Salad Dressing tends to separate. This is completely normal, and to be expected! All you’ll need to do is give the dressing a good shake before serving.
Also, if you notice that some of the dressing appears to have solidified in the refrigerator, that’s also normal. In that instance, just allow the jar of dressing to sit at room temperature to warm up for about half an hour before giving it a nice shake. It should be good as new!
Can I freeze Greek Salad Dressing?
Personally, I don’t recommend freezing Greek Salad Dressing. While there are some people who claim that it’s perfectly fine to do, I never end up with good results once the dressing thaws. The best way to enjoy this simple salad dressing is right from the fridge within that initial two week time period.
Greek Salad Dressing
Greek Salad Dressing
- 1 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice about 2 lemons
- 3 tbsp white wine vinegar
- 3-4 garlic cloves pressed
- 2 tbsp dried parsley
- 1 1/2 tbsp dried dill weed
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- coarse salt
- black pepper
- Combine ingredients for the dressing in a jar with a lid or salad dressing shaker and shake well.
- Serve over a salad right away or store to use later.
- To store the Greek dressing, keep it in an airtight container in the refrigerator until you’re ready to use it. It will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks. If you find that in that time, the dressing solidifies slightly, simply let it sit on the counter for about 30 minutes before giving the jar a good shake. Note: the dressing will and separates into layers but it's totally fine. Just give it a good shake before using.