This Greek Salad Dressing tastes better than any store-bought dressing, and comes together in just minutes. All you need is a few simple ingredients to get started, and you probably already have them on hand!
What is Greek Salad Dressing Made Of?
Classic Greek salad dressing is made with a combination of extra-virgin olive oil, red wine vinegar, a touch of lemon juice, plenty of garlic, and dried oregano. Then you just need to season it with salt and pepper!
I tend to use slightly less olive oil than traditional recipes because I don’t like my lettuce to feel too oily, and this cuts back on the overall calories, too. Be sure to season it with plenty of salt if you want a restaurant-quality dressing, to make the flavor really pop! (Some restaurants actually salt the salad veggies before serving them, too.)
I like to use apple cider vinegar instead of red wine vinegar in this recipe, too, because it’s thought to have some potential health benefits. The acetic acid in apple cider vinegar may help to kill harmful bacteria (source) and has been shown to lower blood sugar levels after meals. (source)
What Does Greek Salad Dressing Taste Like?
Greek salad dressing has a bold and sharp flavor, with strong notes of garlic, tangy vinegar, and salt. The oregano really stands out, as well, giving your salads a well-rounded flavor before you even start adding more toppings.
Most dressing recipes call for a touch of added sugar to balance the acidity, but Greek salad dressing doesn’t need that. It’s a sharp and savory dressing that pairs well with crunchy romaine lettuce, sweet red onions, and salty feta cheese.
How Long Does Homemade Greek Salad Dressing Last?
This dressing should last up to a week in the fridge when you keep it stored in an airtight container. (And possibly longer– we usually use it all by then!)
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How to Make Greek Salad Dressing (1-Minute Video):
Greek Salad Dressing
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 3 tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 2 small garlic cloves , minced
- 1/2 teaspoon spicy brown mustard (or Dijon)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Combine all of the ingredients in a glass jar, seal the lid, and shake until emulsified. (I like to use glass mason jars for this purpose, so you can just screw on the lid and shake, and then it's ready to store.)
- You can serve this right away, but like most dressings, the flavor will get better as the ingredients meld together. For best results, wait at least 30 minutes before serving over your favorite salad ingredients.
- Leftover dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.
Greek Salad Dressing Nutrition Info: Per Tablespoon: Calories: 54, Fat: 6g, Carbohydrates: 1g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 1g
- You can use red wine vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar if you prefer. In fact, you can adjust anything to taste, since you can taste this dressing as you go!
- If you want to reduce your sodium intake, try starting with only 1/4 teaspoon of salt and add more to taste.
If you give this recipe a try, please leave a comment below letting me know how you like it! We can all benefit from your experience, so also let us know if you try anything
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Questions and Reviews
That is such a beautiful Greek salad! I think I’ll make one today:)
I love using apple cider vinegar to promote healthy digestion, but find it so hard to use in dressings as the taste is so overpowering. Can’t wait to try this one though. I love so many of your other dressings!
Greek / mediterranean food is my new favorite! Thanks for this awesome dressing!
I’ve been looking for a yummy Greek dressing! This is perfect! I ended up using regular apple cider vinegar. Turned out perfect! Thx so much!
The Greek salad looks yummy – loveee the taste of Bragg’s apple cider vinegar!
Must try this! Have made your Raw Apple Cider Viniagrette 3 or 4 times already and love it! I eat a salad for dinner every night and I use only that dressing. It is my favorite now, but I will give this a try. Love all your recipes!!!
I’ve been looking for a good recipe for Greek salad dressing, especially after having a great one at a restaurant during our road trip this summer. Thank you for posting this.
Love this (and so does my 3 year old)! Thank you!
Made this today. AWESOME! Like the best restaurant dressings that you wish you could get at home. Thank you AGAIN, Megan! You have changed the way our family eats! That’s one lucky baby!
I made this last night and it was delicious! Thank you so much. I LOVE your website!! I’m excited to try more recipes (I love smoothies).
Just made this and it was great! I added some dried basil, too. Thanks for sharing!
This is kind of a weird question, but how large are your salads usually? This looks like a small plate. Is that typical of what you would actually eat or is it just for the picture?
The way I see it, if the fork pictured is a salad fork, the plate is about 6.5 inches in diameter. If it’s a dinner fork, then the plate pictured is about 8 inches in diameter.
Made this dressing and to be honest I wasn’t sure at first. It did seem a little to oily and had quite a sharp taste. But once mixed with the salad it was absolutely gorgeous. Will definitely be making this again. Thank you
This dressing is amazing. I usually can’t stand acv in salad dressing, but this is phenomenal. I’m addicted!
Love this dressing!! So yummy! My husband raves about it!! Thank you!!
I use avocado oil instead of olive oil! Fabulous dressing! My personal fave is your apple cider vinagrette! Love you recipes!
I love the Greek salad dressing recipe. It is very close to authentic. However, a real Greek salad does not have lettuce. ( I am Greek) An authentic Greek salad is made with tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, slice green peppers, kalamata olives and feta cheese. You then top iit with oregano and salad dressing.
This is one of my favorite recipes! Thank you so much!
I just made this but did not have any apple cider vinegar so I used white vinegar. I hope I didn’t blow it!?
Hi. Just made this and it’s lovely. However, Im struggling to find anything to work out what calories this would be without signing up to sites. Can anyone help?
I’m basing the recipe doing 6 servings
Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 0.5mg (this is for the 12 servings listed in the recipe)
Made this yesterday. What a lovely full flavored dressing. Love it, i will be making this everytime i need Greek Salad dressing. Thank you.
Absolutely amazing. I am impressed. I love garlic and this is so perfect and not much of a vinegar flavor at all.
So Yummy! Best dressing EVER…and I’ve been making my own for 10+ years, thanks to friends that inspired me to bag the bottled crap. I’ve made this tons. It’s my go to 🙂
Amazing dressing! My new favourite! However after having it in my fridge for 4 days the consistency got really thick.. is this normal?
Yes, olive oil can do that in a dressing. If you leave it at room temperature or run the jar it under warm water it should thin out again.
Can you provide the carb and sugar count? Thanks!
I use half avocado oil and half olive oil
Oh Awesome! I was wondering if I could use Avocado Oil instead of Olive Oil, I will give it try now 🙂
Love your recipes:) I’m watching fat intake and following Medical Medium. Do you have any low fat dressings to post? Thanks again, Be Well too 🙂
I’m working on a few low-fat dressings! I’ll post them when they are ready. 🙂
I believe this used to be Paleo Greek Dressing.and it called for 1/2 cup of oil and juice from 1/2 a lemon.
It is the best dressing. I use it all the time.
Im disappointed you dropped the Paleo off the name and changed the recipe a bit
Sorry to disappoint! I never used the word Paleo in the title– it was called “Classic” Greek Dressing before. The update reflects a more accurate measurement, as lemons vary SO MUCH in size. Juice from half a lemon isn’t very clear; it could be 1 tablespoon or 2 tablespoons, or even more, and I prefer to be more clear for my readers, especial for those new to cooking. I found the original to be too oily for my taste so I reduced the oil by 1 tablespoon– but you’re welcome to use the full 1/2 cup still, if you like!
I am a 61 year old diabetic and have been searching for recipes to lower my blood sugar I am so happy with this that I mix it in my warm Macha tea and Twinnings Chia tea in a litre drink bottle. The benefits of this is my sugar levels have reduced by half and no longer need insulin
Very tasty. I added more Olive oil and a pinch of sugar. So easy to make.
Another go to salad dressing, simple flavors that bring bold flavors to a basic green salad.
I love this recipe, everyone in my family eats it.
Absolutely delicious! Perfect!
Delicious perfect with the apple cider vinegar. Great for the Keto diet
This is a great go to that helps me get out of a salad rut! Simple, fresh, delicious
Made this and was yummy. I added a little sugar to it.
I’m in love with this. It’s perfect 💕
Delicious and so quick to put together. I don’t care for the added sugar in store bought dressings (even the “healthy” ones) so this dressing is my new go to. Thank you!
I made this exactly as instructed and served it as part of a Greek-themed dinner I hosted for some friends. It was absolutely fabulous and I’ve already sent a number of guests to the website to get the recipe.
I have made this several times! What a winner! Thank you for your great recipes!
It’s my go to dressing. Healthy and delicious.
Fantastic Recipe! Always our go to for Greek salads. Healthy and easy we triple the recipe for our family. Thanks for a great recipe!