This zesty homemade Greek Salad Dressing recipe only takes minutes to make with just a few ingredients and is so full of flavor! Liven up your salads, roasted vegetables, or use it as a marinade.
Frequent visitors to Belly Full know how much we love homemade sauces and dressings! They’re so easy to make and immensely better than anything you’ll buy at the store.
This Greek Salad Dressing is another one of our favorites with bright, zesty flavor. It’s not just for green salads either – try using it for pasta salads or as a marinade for protein, or drizzle a little on roasted vegetables. Delicious!
Greek Salad Dressing Recipe
This homemade Greek salad dressing is incredibly simple, but packed with fresh, tangy flavor. Bonus, it is gluten free and soy free, so if you’ve got those dietary restrictions, we’ve got your back. Here’s what in it:
(Scroll below for the detailed printable recipe card below with measurements.)
- Extra-virgin olive oil: Since this is the base of the dressing, make sure you use a really high quality brand.
- Red wine vinegar: We prefer red wine vinegar over white, due to its deeper flavor.
- Lemon juice: This adds a bright, tangy flavor. Use fresh!
- Honey: This adds a very subtle sweetness to the dressing and helps balance out the acidity from the vinegar. Don’t skip it.
- Mustard: We’ve tried stoneground, yellow, and Dijon in this dressing. Dijon is our favorite, but either of the other two can be subbed in if that’s all you have.
- Garlic: Freshly minced garlic adds just the right amount of zing.
- Seasonings: Dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
- Feta cheese (optional): Sometimes we add some crumbled feta cheese to the mixture, depending on what we’re using it for.
How to Make Greek Salad Dressing
Simply put all of the ingredients into a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid; shake vigorously until well blended and emulsified. Taste and adjust seasonings to your preference, if necessary. (Alternatively, you can whisk everything together in a bowl and transfer to a Carafe for serving.) For ease, you can store this dressing in the same jar used to make it, then serve it from there. This way, if there’s anything leftover, just give it a quick shake before using again. Plus, one less bowl to clean!
Storing Homemade Greek Salad Dressing
Keep dressing stored in a glass jar, fastened with the lid, in the refrigerator. It’s normal for the oil and vinegar to separate during storage – just shake the jar to incorporate everything again. It’s also normal for it to solidify a bit (store-bought dressings add emulsifiers to prevent that from happening, but there’s no junk in this dressing.) Again, an easy fix. If your dressing does firm up, let it sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes and then shake to incorporate again.
How long does Greek dressing last in the fridge? If stored properly, this homemade dressing will keep for up to 1 week.
Greek Salad Dressing Video
Ways to Use Greek Dressing
There are plenty of delicious ways to use this dressing recipe. Here are some ideas:
- It’s a match made in Heaven with this Greek Pasta Salad
- Absolutely wonderful over our Cobb Salad
- Also a great dressing for this Chopped Salad
- Perfectly drizzled over Cucumber Tomato Salad
- Love it as a marinade for grilled chicken breasts
Other Salad Dressings
Greek Salad Dressing
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon honey
- 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 2 cloves garlic , finely minced
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Place all ingredients into a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Shake vigorously until well-blended and emulsified. Taste and adjust seasonings, adding more salt and pepper if necessary.
- (Alternatively, you can whisk everything together in a bowl and transfer to a Carafe for serving.)
- Use as desired – suggestions in the article!