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:
5 from 39 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.


  • 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


  • 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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Rate this recipe (after making it)

  1. Carie Kurtz

    5 stars
    This is really simple to make and delicious.

  2. winona

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

    • Jeanine Donofrio

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

      • Cameron

        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

        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

          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!

  3. Cindy

    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

      I’m so glad everyone loved it!

  4. Sarah Baumeister

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

  5. Rowena

    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.

  6. Cheryl

    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!

  7. Lanie

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

  8. PamW

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

  9. Kathy

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

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