Condiments/Sauces Salads

Homemade Greek Dressing

June 10, 2019

Notice: I'm an affiliate for Amazon as well as other companies. Any links in this article may be affiliate links. I always appreciate it if you purchase something using my affiliate links. Doing so helps me to raise a little extra money that pays for the costs of running this site. And it allows me to continue bringing you quality content, all without costing you a thing! Thanks!


I am a huge fan of Greek Salad. Seriously…I love them. So much so that I have created a Greek Burger that is topped with some. It is so yummy I almost can’t stand it! Now that I’m trying to avoid many of the store-bought versions of my favorite products, I knew I needed to make my own Greek dressing. Simple ingredients, so you know what you’re putting into your body.

My love of real, whole foods actually started not too far away from Greece. It started in Italy. I spent a summer there rehearsing and performing in an opera. And many of the flavors in this dressing remind me of my time there. I had been eating mostly fast food and frozen dinners before my summer in Italy. But several of my castmates and I rented a villa for the month and it had a kitchen. So we started cooking each day. There were so many fresh fruits and vegetables. And the local bread, meats, and cheeses were amazing! I tasted food that was so fresh and full of flavor. It was unlike the highly processed food I had been used to.

Now I like to try to recreate the amazing flavors with fresh food at home! And that makes me a happy and healthier camper! I love that this recipe doesn’t contain any hidden sugar. I’m always amazed at just how many products out there do…especially salad dressings! Ugh!

This is now my go-to Greek dressing. And I use it on much more than just salads. It actually makes a great marinade for chicken.

Homemade Greek Dressing

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt

Instructions
 

  • In a closable salad dressing bottle, add all of the ingredients.
  • Shake well to mix.
  • Store in the refrigerator.

Notes

I have used both apple cider vinegar and red wine vinegar for this recipe. Although the red wine vinegar is better, apple cider vinegar works in a pinch and is still downright yummy!

    Leave a Reply

    Recipe Rating




    %d bloggers like this: