Greek Salad Dressing

Say goodbye to sad salads forever! This Greek salad dressing recipe is zingy and bright, and you likely have all the ingredients in your pantry already.

Greek salad dressing

I first made this Greek salad dressing recipe to toss with a traditional Greek Salad, but once I had it on hand, I discovered that it tastes fantastic on so much more! It’s zingy, tangy, and bright – perfect for livening up side salads or making roasted veggies more exciting. The recipe calls for a handful of simple ingredients, so it’s easy to whip up at a moment’s notice. And once you’ve made it, it keeps for up to 5 days in the fridge!

If you ask me, everyone should have this Greek salad dressing recipe in their back pocket. Easy, healthy, and delicious, it’s just as at home on a weeknight grain bowl as it is on a special occasion salad. Try it once, and you’ll make it over and over.

Greek salad dressing recipe ingredients

Greek Salad Dressing Recipe Ingredients

You only need 7 ingredients to make this Greek salad dressing recipe! Chances are, you have them all in your pantry already:

  • Red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard – They work together to give the dressing a bright, tangy flavor.
  • Fresh garlic – For sharp depth of flavor.
  • Dried oregano – It gives the dressing fresh, aromatic notes.
  • Extra-virgin olive oil – It adds richness and mellows the sharp vinegar and mustard.
  • And salt and pepper – To make all the flavors pop!

Whisk everything together in a small bowl, and season to taste. That’s it!

Find the complete recipe with measurements below.

Greek dressing in a bowl with whisk

How to Use Greek Dressing

This Greek dressing recipe is really versatile, so have fun experimenting with different ways to use it. Here are a few of my favorites:

How do you like to use Greek salad dressing? Let me know in the comments!

Greek salad dressing in a bowl with spoon

More Favorite Dressings and Sauces

If you love this dressing, try one of these dressing or sauce recipes next:

Greek Salad Dressing

rate this recipe:
4.99 from 90 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Serves 6
Everyone should have this Greek salad dressing in their back pocket! It's super easy to make, and it's zingy, bright, and delicious. Find my favorite ways to use it in the post above.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, more for sprinkling
  • ¼ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, oregano, mustard, salt, and several grinds of pepper.
  • Use it to make Greek Salad or see many more serving suggestions in the blog post above.

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  1. SAA
    06.21.2022

    Hello! Unfortunately, red wine vinegar isn’t available in the UAE. Any ideas for substitutes?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      06.22.2022

      You can use white wine vinegar or sherry vinegar if either of those are available.

      • SAA
        06.22.2022

        Too bad that none of those wine vinegars are available, and the price for sherry vinegar is outrageous 🙁 Thank you for your help, though!

        • Saoirse
          06.23.2022

          What about lemon or lime juice…. sometimes I use both! 💚

          • Rebecca
            06.24.2022

            How about apple cider vinegar?

  2. Deadwood Danieli
    05.08.2022

    5 stars
    Great dressing! I use it on cucumbers and well all my raw vegetables

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.09.2022

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  3. Sophia
    05.01.2022

    5 stars
    Wow this is absolutely amazing!! My family and I LOVE THIS! thank you so much for this !

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      05.01.2022

      I’m so happy to hear!

  4. Anne Jacobsen
    04.17.2022

    This is fantastic Greek salad dressing. One of the best that I have made! Thank you for passing this recipe along.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      04.27.2022

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  5. Natalía Lopez
    04.09.2022

    5 stars
    Just.. O . My. GAWDDDD! So delicious , so perfect, just heavenly delicious! Thank you for this recipe

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      04.11.2022

      I’m so glad you loved it!

  6. Lawrence
    03.14.2022

    5 stars
    Delish!!made it to spec and it is a crowd pleaser!!
    Thank you, mint and all

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      03.16.2022

      I’m so glad it was a hit!

  7. Lyslee
    02.04.2022

    5 stars
    We only used 2 TBS of red wine vinegar, and next time I think I’m going to only use 1 1/2 TBS. We’re not a big vinegar family but it was very good. Will be making this again! 😊😍

  8. Peggy
    01.16.2022

    How many calories in the Greek dressing?

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      01.16.2022

      Hi Peggy, I’m sorry, we don’t count calories but you can plug the ingredients into a site like m fitness pal.

  9. Cynthia
    12.17.2021

    Thank you for the excellent recipes!

  10. Judy
    11.29.2021

    Do I have to use red wine vinegar?

  11. Carie Kurtz
    09.20.2021

    5 stars
    This is really simple to make and delicious.

  12. winona
    08.08.2021

    How long can I store this in my fridge? Can’t wait to try! Thanks.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      08.08.2021

      Hi Winona, about a week – if the olive oil solidifies, just let it sit at room temp before serving.

      • Cameron
        09.15.2021

        Why only a week? All these r super long lasting. I’d say until the garlic goes bad. All these ingradients last months in the fridge. I’m confused.

      • Cameron
        09.15.2021

        Or are you saying the whole salad lasts about a week? Opposed to JUST the dressing? I’m honestly here for the dressing recipe. I have been searching for something close to this in vain. Safeway makes a Greek Salad. With a “Milanese Dressing”. I have looked EVERYWHERE for something similar. Then I started looking up Greek salads. I found this and it’s the closest thing to date! I can not wait to try it on EVERYTHING! But curious, how long will JUST the salad dressing last?

        • Jeanine Donofrio
          09.15.2021

          Hi Cameron, I typically keep homemade dressings for about 1 week since there aren’t preservatives or stabilizers like there are in store-bought dressings (the garlic is still a fresh ingredient). This recipe is so quick and simple to mix together so I like to err on the safe side. You can give it the sniff test and you might find that it lasts a bit longer.

          I hope this helps and that you enjoy it on everything!

          • Angel Biggs
            01.11.2022

            Just be cautious garlic goes toxic in oil and you can’t smell it.

          • Jeff Gibson
            03.23.2022

            5 stars
            I read Paul Newman’s book about his adventure in starting his food product lines. It all began with (all natural) salad dressings. He goes into some detail about how hard it was to find a manufacture/producer. In the beginning he had to settle for using garlic and onion powder to make it shelf and refrigerator stable. You can’t take my word for it but you might want to look into it.

        • Mike
          10.29.2021

          4 stars
          Nice recipe., the proportions are good and the mustard is a must add. But, considering your website nabe I’m surprised you don’t use lemon juice. I used lemon juice and just a dash of wine vinegar and I think it’s good enough to drink.

  13. Cindy
    07.31.2021

    5 stars
    This is a great tasting salad. I especially love the addition of fresh mint. Our guests thoroughly enjoyed. My first time using your recipes and was not disappointed. Looks like you have many delicious recipes.

    • Jeanine Donofrio
      07.31.2021

      I’m so glad everyone loved it!

  14. Sarah Baumeister
    07.14.2021

    5 stars
    This is a beautiful simple dressing. I can use it a lot of ways, salad, marinade, on tuna.

  15. Rowena
    06.10.2021

    5 stars
    Great recipe. I decreased the oil a bit and used fresh oregano as I had it in my garden. But the recipe is great unchanged as well.

  16. Cheryl
    04.28.2021

    Insanely good! I use this on kitchen sink salads, the ones with everything you can possibly throw in and the dressing manages to tie everything together beautifully!

  17. Lanie
    04.17.2021

    5 stars
    Tried it today with your Greek salad recipe – it was great!

  18. PamW
    04.14.2021

    5 stars
    Wow this is really good!
    Simple but delicious. Thank you.

  19. Kathy
    11.22.2020

    5 stars
    Really good on my other salads as well as on your Greek salad from your other post!!

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