Greek Salad Dressing is bursting with fresh flavor and will upgrade any salad!  This recipe takes just a few simple ingredients and about 5 minutes to make!

Greek dressing in mason jar with oregano and lemon

It’s salad season and I couldn’t be happier about it!  I eat salads year round, but they’re so much more enjoyable when the weather is warm out.  Swimsuit season is great motivation to eat lighter too. 🙂

I’m very picky about the produce that I include in my salads, so I prep homemade salad dressings like my balsamic vinaigrette dressing and apple cider vinegar dressing weekly to have on hand for them at all times.

They have fresh, quality ingredients that my salad craves without a laundry list of preservatives, and they make my salads shine every time.

This Greek Salad Dressing recipe has quickly become a staple.  I especially love using it in my Greek Panzanella, Greek Chopped Salad, but it’s truly versatile and will work in just about any type of salad.

Greek salad dressing with spoon dipped in

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • This Greek dressing recipe is fresh, tangy and loaded with mediterranean flavor. 
  • There are only 6 simple ingredients, most of which you probably have on hand.
  • This dressing is so easy to make and it’s ready in less than 5 minutes!
  • It will take any salad to the next level.

Recipe ingredients

There are only 6 ingredients in this recipe, and they’re all pantry staples for the most part. I don’t recommend substituting any of them as that will change the flavor of this dressing dramatically.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Extra virgin olive oil.  Use a good quality as this is the foundation of the dressing.
  • Red wine vinegar.  This should also be a decent quality.
  • Fresh lemon juice.  The lemon juice gives the dressing a big pop of flavor.
  • Garlic.   If fresh garlic is too strong for you, use garlic powder.
  • Dijon mustard.  Helps emulsify the dressing, adds creaminess, and lends delicious, savory flavor.
  • Fresh chopped oregano (or 1 teaspoon dried).  Oregano adds freshness and mediterranean flavor.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste.
Greek salad dressing topped with chopped oregano

How to make this recipe

Greek salad dressing is beyond easy to make. Just gather your ingredients and it’s ready in under 5 minutes!

  • Prep your ingredients.  Mince the garlic, squeeze your lemon juice, and chop your oregano.
  • Prepare the dressing.  Place the olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, dijon mustard, oregano and salt and pepper, to taste in a mason jar.  Secure the lid and shake vigorously until emulsified.  Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.

FAQs

What is Greek salad dressing made of?

There are 6 simple ingredients in this Greek salad dressing, including extra virgin olive oil, garlic, fresh lemon juice, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard and fresh oregano. They work together to create an explosion of mediterranean flavor, and I don’t recommend substituting any of them.

How do you make Greek salad dressing from scratch?

Place olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, freshly chopped oregano, salt and pepper in a small mason jar and secure the lid. Shake vigorously until emulsified and it’s ready to use!

How long does homemade dressing last?

This Greek dressing will keep in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.  We eat salads a lot so this dressing never lasts longer than that!

spoonful of Greek salad dressing

Recipe notes:

  • Leftover dressing will solidify in the refrigerator.  When ready to use, allow it to sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften, then shake well to emulsify and enjoy.
  • If you don’t have fresh oregano on hand, use half the amount of dried oregano.
  • If fresh garlic is too much for you, substitute it with a 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or omit altogether for Low FODMAP diet.
Greek dressing pouring from spoon

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Greek dressing in mason jar with oregano and lemon

Easy Greek Salad Dressing

Greek Salad Dressing is bursting with fresh flavor and will upgrade any salad!  This recipe is so easy to make and includes just a few simple pantry staples!
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Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped oregano or 1 teaspoon dried
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients in a mason jar, cover and shake vigorously until emulsified. If you prefer to use a food processor, add the oregano after processing the dressing.
  • Toss with your favorite salad and enjoy!

Notes

  • Leftover dressing will solidify in the refrigerator.  When ready to use, allow it to sit at room temperature for a few minutes to soften, then shake well to emulsify and enjoy.
  • If you don’t have fresh oregano on hand, use half the amount of dried oregano.
  • If fresh garlic is too much for you, substitute it with a 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or omit altogether for Low FODMAP diet.

Nutrition

Calories: 75kcal, Carbohydrates: 1g, Fat: 8g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g, Sodium: 44mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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