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