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Greek Salad Dressing Recipe

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This Greek salad dressing is made with simple ingredients like olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, lemon juice, and herbs. It’s so easy to make at home and packed with flavor that you may never go back to the store-bought versions.

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Greek Dressing Recipe

This Greek vinaigrette is an easy staple for almost any salad because of its tangy and savory taste. It pairs perfectly in Greek salads with fresh vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, and bell peppers, making it a great addition to any salad.

Plus, it’s a healthier alternative to store-bought dressings that are often loaded with preservatives and added sugars.

Making your own homemade dressings is incredibly easy and also allows you to customize the flavors to your liking. Whether you prefer a stronger lemon taste or more garlic, or perhaps you want it a bit sweeter.

You can easily adjust the recipe to suit your preferences.

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Recipe Ingredients

When making the dressing, it’s important to use high-quality ingredients. Look for good quality extra-virgin olive oil and red wine vinegar.

Fresh garlic is essential for the best flavor, but you can use garlic powder if you’re in a pinch. You can also use fresh oregano instead of dried if you have it on hand.

To make a delicious Greek salad dressing, you will need the following ingredients:

  • EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL – Using your best olive oil will make all the difference. This is the base of the dressing and provides a rich, fruity flavor. If you don’t have extra virgin olive oil, you can use regular olive oil or another neutral oil.
  • RED WINE VINEGAR – This adds an acidic tangy flavor. You can also use white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar instead.
  • DIJON MUSTARD – This helps to emulsify the dressing and adds a subtle kick of flavor. You can also use regular mustard.
  • GARLIC CLOVE – Fresh garlic adds savory flavor. You can also swap it with garlic powder.
  • LEMON JUICE – This adds a bright, citrusy flavor to the dressing. If you don’t have fresh lemon juice, you can use bottled lemon juice.
  • DRIED OREGANO – This herb has a warm, earthy flavor.
  • DRIED BASIL – Has a sweet, slightly spicy flavor.
  • SALT AND BLACK PEPPER – These add depth and balance to the dressing. Use them to taste.

This is a basic vinaigrette where you can experiment with different ratios of these ingredients to find the perfect balance for your taste buds. You can also add other ingredients like honey, feta cheese, fresh herbs, or red pepper flakes to customize your dressing even further.

Variations/Additions

  • FRESH HERBS – Add herbs like fresh dill, parsley and cilantro.
  • MAPLE SYRUP – Use maple syrup, honey or granulated sugar for a bit of sweetness.
  • PLAIN YOGURT – Add plain yogurt like Greek yogurt to create a creamier consistency.
  • BALSAMIC VINEGAR – Swap in balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar.
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How to Make Greek Salad Dressing

Making your own Greek salad dressing is a great way to add flavor to your salads. Here’s how to make this easy homemade salad dressing:

  1. MIX INGREDIENTS – In a small bowl or mason jar, whisk together the olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and pepper until well combined. You can also add these ingredients to a small mason jar, seal it with the lid and shake vigorously until it emulsifies.
  2. ADJUST THE TASTE – Now taste the dressing and adjust the seasoning as needed. If you prefer a tangier dressing, add more vinegar or lemon juice. If you prefer a sweeter dressing, add a pinch of sugar.
  3. STORE THE DRESSING – Store the dressing in a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.

How To Use Greek Salad Dressing

Once you’ve made the dressing, you can use it on a variety of salads beyond the traditional Greek salad. Keep a batch of this in your fridge for a quick and easy way to add flavor to your meals.

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How To Store Salad Dressing

Make sure it stays fresh and tasty for as long as possible with these handy tips:

  • Store the dressing in an airtight container like a mason jar. This will help prevent air from getting in and oxidizing the oil in the dressing, which can cause it to go rancid.
  • Store the dressing in the coldest part of your fridge, such as the back or bottom shelf to help preserve freshness. You can store it for up to a week.
  • Since the ingredients in Greek salad dressing can separate over time, it’s important to give the bottle a good shake before using it. This will help ensure that the flavors are well-mixed and that you get the full flavor of the dressing.
  • Freeze dressing: If you don’t think you’ll be able to use all the dressing up before it goes bad, consider freezing it. It can be frozen straight in the mason jar or poured into an ice cube tray and then frozen cubes added to a freezer bag. You can freeze it for up to three months. Just thaw in the fridge overnight and mix together before use.
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Making your own Greek salad dressing is a great way to add a healthy and flavorful touch to your salads. With this recipe, you can easily whip up a delicious dressing in just a few minutes. Give it a try and see how easy it is to make at home.

More Salad Dressing Recipes

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Greek Salad Dressing Recipe

This Greek salad dressing recipe is a good choice because it is made with simple, wholesome ingredients that are easy to find. You can also customize the recipe to your liking by adjusting the amount of each ingredient.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

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Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl or mason jar: extra virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, minced garlic clove, lemon juice, dried oregano, dried basil, salt and pepper. Stir everything together until the dressing emulsifies. Pour into an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes:

Make sure it stays fresh and tasty for as long as possible with these handy tips:
  • Store the dressing in an airtight container like a mason jar. This will help prevent air from getting in and oxidizing the oil in the dressing, which can cause it to go rancid.
  • Store the dressing in the coldest part of your fridge, such as the back or bottom shelf to help preserve freshness. You can store it for up to a week.
  • Since the ingredients in Greek salad dressing can separate over time, it’s important to give the bottle a good shake before using it. This will help ensure that the flavors are well-mixed and that you get the full flavor of the dressing.
  • Freeze dressing: If you don’t think you’ll be able to use all the dressing up before it goes bad, consider freezing it. It can be frozen straight in the mason jar or poured into an ice cube tray and then frozen cubes added to a freezer bag. You can freeze it for up to three months. Just thaw in the fridge overnight and mix together before use.

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.1g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 0.3mg

The nutritional information provided is an estimate and is per serving.

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