Greek Salad Dressing


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This Greek salad dressing is fresh, flavorful, easy to make and tastes better than anything you can buy in the store. Whip up a fresh batch and store it in your fridge!

This Greek salad dressing is fresh, flavorful, easy to make and tastes better than anything you can buy in the store.

When it comes to making Greek salads, it only makes sense to drizzle Greek salad dressing on top.

But you’d be remiss to think that’s the only salad this dressing is good for. Greek salad dressing is extremely versatile and also a perfect marinade for anything you might want to toss on the grill in summertime – veggies, chicken, fish, you name it.

Greek Salad Dressing Recipe Video

While it’s easy to whip up this recipe it always helps to watch a quick video. Give it a watch below!

What’s in a Greek Salad Dressing?

A traditional Greek salad dressing is really a Greek vinaigrette as it contains olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, minced garlic cloves, dried oregano (the key ingredient) and salt and pepper.

You can use virgin or extra virgin olive oil, but I think more important is the red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard and spices you use. Opt for quality ingredients like this organic red wine vinegar and Dijon mustard. And you know I’m a big fan of Simply Organic spices (did you see my Spice Drawer Organization video?).

Once you’ve got all your ingredients in a bowl, it’s as easy as whisking it all together. Then drizzle it on my Greek Salad, Greek Chicken Salad, or use it as a marinade on Greek Chicken Kabobs.

This Greek salad dressing is fresh, flavorful, easy to make and tastes better than anything you can buy in the store.

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Greek salad dressing in a glass jar in front of Greek salad.

Greek salad dressing in a glass jar in front of Greek salad.

Greek Salad Dressing

4.95 from 104 votes
Prep: 5 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Lisa Bryan


A delicious Greek salad dressing recipe that will make you want to hop on a plane to Greece! Watch the video above to see how quickly it comes together.




  • Add all of the ingredients, except the olive oil to a bowl and whisk together.
  • Slowly add the olive oil and whisk vigorously while pouring until the dressing is emulsified.

Lisa's Tips


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 123.5kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.6g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 13.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Sodium: 89.8mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.2g
Course: dressing
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: greek salad dressing, greek vinaigrette
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  1. This is a true Greek salad dressing! It is easy to make and taste just like you are in Greece. So delicious!
    Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe! I felt like I was back in Greece.5 stars

  2. Perfect dressing
    Didn’t change a thing
    It was fresh and bright a great match for my Greek Salad
    Thanks for this recipe it’s a keeper
    Lynda5 stars

  3. I haven’t made it yet but definitely will in the very near future with my Greek salad. Is the EVO that you use Cold Brewed?
    Thank you.

  4. Thank you so much ! Going to try this reciepe. Looked many places for homemade recipe finely found this Ty very much

  5. This is a bit too acidic for my throat and I only used a small lemon. I would need to experiment next time and maybe, add more olive oil or lessen the vinegar. Overall, i would still use this as an alternative to other dressing flavours I use because I like the simplicity, pantry-friendly, and healthy recipe!4 stars

  6. the perfect dressing! It’s so simple and so delicious. I’ve made it so many times now I can just eyeball it. A staple in my fridge for meal prep!5 stars

  7. Hi just a quick question about making the dressing & keeping it to up to a week in fridge ever time I put olive oil in the fridge w in a dressing the oil thickens is that a problem do you just  leave  it out on bench &  stir 

    1. Hi Kay – that’s normal! Just let it sit at room temp for a bit, then give it a shake again.

  8. Excellent! I found this great as a dressing and a marinade for grilled chicken. This recipe is a keeper along with your red pepper hummus! So good!! Safe travels, hope you have a terrific time !! 5 stars

  9. This was delish! I used apple cider vinegar since I ran out of red. & regular brown spicy mustard…was very tasty!5 stars

  10. Very good and balanced flavors. Used shallot instead of garlic..can’t wait to use leftover dressing in pasta salad tomorrow.5 stars

  11. I made this dressing yesterday for our Greek salad. I decided to make it a few hours before needed and it turned out really tasty. Just had it again for lunch and it’s even better today. I followed the recipe exactly. I found it to be very mild and not overpowering. It’s perfectly balanced for a salad.5 stars

  12. i have been making this dressing for years, its my go to for many different meals and uses, it works well for my braised Greek chicken recipe when I’m low on thyme. its great on fish as well !! Thank you, Chef Jon

  13. For me this dressing is far too acidic. I cut in half the lemon, vinegar and mustard and doubled the oregano and garlic. A touch of honey can also smooth out and meld the flavours.

  14.  Very good-makes a summer salad of greens have that extra zing- I added capers and plain yogurt( 2-3 T) to ingredients. Everyone wanted recipe for dressing!! Thank you for sharing.

  15. I made this for our Greek Salad for supper last night. It was delicious with healthier ingredients than the $6.00+ salad dressing that I would usually purchase at the grocery store. Everyone ate it too. Will make again. Thank you.

  16. I am a big believer in if you can make at home then do so. I came across this recipe and am eagerly wanting to make this. So simple that these ingredients are household which makes it so appealing.
    See you at dinner.

    1. If you ever go overseas, you will find that the vinegarets are tangy and delicious and this recipe is perfect. Example of them. I followed it to the t this will now be my go-to great dressing forever. Remember dressings are to accent not drown your salad just like this does

  17. I made this before and it was delectable. This time I forgot to whisk and it’s already in a jar. Can I just shake it to emulsify? 5 stars