Greek Salad Dressing Recipe | The Recipe Critic

Greek Salad Dressing Recipe | The Recipe Critic


This greek salad dressing is sweet and savory added it to any salad, sandwiches or use as a marinade for a flavorful topping. This dressing is so versatile you will be using it often!

Greek salads come in all sizes, varieties and flavors! This greek broccoli pasta salad, greek tzatziki pasta salad or greek spinach pasta salad are perfect ways to enjoy more ways to enjoy greek salads.

Greek Salad Dressing in a jar with a spoon in it.

Greek Salad Dressing

Light and creamy dressing falls smoothly overtop salads, marinades chicken and pork plus add to each sandwich like a spread and enjoy so many flavorful recipes using one dressing! Greek Salad Dressing is one of my favorites and comes together easily. Most the ingredients are pantry staples and easy to store. Make this dressing over and over again!

Finding the perfect salad to use with this was a MUST! Most salads with romaine, olives, tomatoes and feta cheese blend well with this greek dressing. It is irresistible and one of the best. The flavors are so powerful yet smooth and creamy. It is a light dressing that is full of flavor! My girls have been helping me in the kitchen lately and this dressing was one I needed to make. I couldn’t get them to stop taste testing the dressing, it is that good!

What is the difference between Greek and Italian dressing?

Greek and Italian dressings are actually similar in a few ways. They both use natural ingredients that store well, they even use the same olive oil and dried herbs too. Both naturally go on salads, sandwiches and can be used as a marinade.

Italian dressings are mixed with bell peppers, herbs and some added sugar whereas greek dressings are more basic ingredients like olives, tomatoes, cucumbers sprinkled with feta cheese.

Homemade Dressing Ingredients:

Most of these ingredients are ones that you already have on hand. They are easy to store and simple to mix together. This dressing comes together quickly and easily!

  • Olive Oil: This is the concentrate that helps blend all the flavors together.
  • Red Wine Vinegar: Greek Salad Dressing is known to have this red wine vinegar. It is a MUST!
  • Garlic Powder: 
  • Oregano and Basil: I normally say to use fresh herbs but with dressings it is best to use dried. The fresh herbs can become discolored and alter the flavoring of when mixed together and stored.  
  • Onion Powder: No onion flavoring just blends well and add the perfect amount of flavoring to the dressing.
  • Salt and Pepper: Just a pinch.
  • Dijon Mustard: Sounds crazy, but this mustard will take everything up a notch adding so much flavor and goodness to this dressing. You will be impressed! 

Shake it Up!

Traditional Greek Salad Dressing usually appears to be a vinaigrette because of its consistency when mixed together. It is light and creamy with a sweet and beautiful taste. This is a tried and true favorite that you will want to make all year long!

  1. Mix Together: Place ingredients into a jar and seal tightly with a lid.  Shake until you have a good emulsion.  Pour desired amount over salad.

Greek Salad with olives, feta cheese, tomatoes and cucumbers with Greek Salad Dressing being poured over top.

What to Use Greek Dressing On:

This dressing is so good and so versatile. There are so many fun and delicious recipes that go well with it.

  • Pasta: Mix together with a cold pasta for a great potluck dish or side to your next barbecue.
  • Marinade: Beef, pork chicken and even seafood can be marinaded for 2 to 24 hours long storing in the refrigerator until ready to cook.
  • Vegetables: Perfect for dipping your favorite vegetables like celery, cucumbers or carrots in.
  • Sandwich/Burgers: Great for spreading on bread or buns to add more flavoring.

How long does Homemade Greek Dressing Last?

This dressing is quick and easy to make. Store in an airtight bottle or a jar with a lid in the refrigerator for 5 to 7 days long.

Greek Salad Dressing poured over a Greek Salad in a white bowl.

Delicious Salad Recipes with Dressing:

Greek Salad Dressing

Prep Time 5 minutes

Total Time 5 minutes

Author Alyssa Rivers

Servings 24 Tablespoons

This greek salad dressing is sweet and savory added to any salads, sandwiches or use as a marinade. This dressing is so versatile you will be using it often!

  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 2/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard

Nutrition Facts

Greek Salad Dressing

Amount Per Serving

Calories 56 Calories from Fat 54

% Daily Value*

Fat 6g9%

Saturated Fat 1g5%

Sodium 100mg4%

Potassium 4mg0%

Carbohydrates 1g0%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 1g1%

Protein 1g2%

Calcium 3mg0%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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