Greek Salad Dressing

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 95 votes
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
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.


  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil


  • 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.

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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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222 comments on “Greek Salad Dressing”

  1. Perfect zesty flavor.  Red wine vinegar is the key ingredient to bring all the flavors together. 

    I use a good California olive oil to give it a bolder, peppery olive taste. 

    I make a double batch using your recipe every week :)5 stars

  2. Way too tart! Cut back on lemon and vinegar by at least half! Should know the rule of oil to vinegar ratio.

    • Hi Gabriele – I do know the ratio of oil to vinegar, but I prefer a slightly brighter, less oily dressing. This ratio is more common in Greece as well. But you can always add more oil if you’d like!

  3. Nice – tastes very authentic!5 stars

  4. I followed your recipe exactly – was really excited to combine all those great ingredients, but found the dressing to be so bland – no kick … probably because I’m used to the real thing – ended up adding more balsamic vinegar and lemon juice but still not pleasing … I will not make this again but if anyone else agrees, I suggest cutting the oil to 1/4 cup and adding Feta. BTW, all my ingredients were the finest. Happy for you that others liked it …

    • Hi Kirsten – sorry you didn’t love this recipe! But just a note, you should have added red wine vinegar and not balsamic vinegar. If you added balsamic vinegar, that would have made a huge flavor difference and definitely been lackluster, as all the “punch” in this recipe comes from the red wine vinegar.

  5. My family’s new favorite salad dressing! Bursting with flavor, and so easy to make at home — no additives or preservatives. We eat more salads now! :-D5 stars

  6. flavors are great! only thing I added was a immersion blender. Low energy emulsification :)

    Thanks Doug5 stars

  7. I found the raw garlic too bitter and the ratio of oil to vinegar/lemon juice off, but of course lemons come in different sizes, as do garlic cloves. I didn’t like this recipe.   I added more oil to save it for this time, but I  won’t make it again.

  8. This recipe is absolutely fantastic! After we ate the meal my kids sat around dipping romaine lettuce into the dress thing it was so tasty.5 stars

    • I tried a few homemade salad dressing recipes, including other Greek salad dressings. This recipe is definitely a keeper to my surprise! The flavors mesh well together. It’s one of my new “go to” recipes. I can serve this to guests with confidence.5 stars

    • Loved, loved, loved this salad dressing! Been looking for something like this for a long time, it will go in my permanent recipe folder. Thank you.5 stars

  9. Hmmm. Sounds delicious! I wonder if I could make it and freeze in small batches until needed, whether it would hold up to the process. I tend to use only 2-3 tablespoons of any dressing over a salad so I wouldn’t get through more than a half-cup before it spoiled.

  10. Great recipe5 stars

  11. what’s the recipe for 2?5 stars

  12. Delicious!5 stars

  13. I followed this exactly using organic red wine vinegar. it’s so easy and delicious!! will definitely make this again!5 stars

  14. So Yummy! So easy! This is our go to dressing now! ❤️5 stars

  15. Thanks so much, I love this dressing. I’ve made it many times and it never disappoints. Im a huge salad lover so this is a real keeper. ❤5 stars

  16. I have been looking for a good greek salad dressing for years!  (I do not like store bought dressings) This one does not disappoint!! Thank you!  Makes plenty for a few nights a of salad for our family of four.5 stars

  17. This is my favorite greek salad dressing recipe. It’s perfect as is, but I will sometime use sherry vinegar instead of red wine and it’s equally delicious! Thank you Lisa!5 stars

  18. What is a good substitute for red wine vinegar?

    • Hi Madeleine – I personally think the red wine vinegar is essential in this recipe (it’s what gives it that Greek salad dressing flavor), but you could swap it with almost any other vinegar, like white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, etc.

  19. Can you give me a guesstimate of volume on the lemon juice? (We have quite a variety of sizes.)

  20. What is a good substitute for Dijon Mustard?

    • You could use any yellow mustard, but Dijon mustard does taste better in this recipe.

    • I could not get my dressing to emulsify. Wondering if my lemon was just way too big? I kept trying to add more olive oil and it just didn’t come together. Taste is delicious but is very runny.

      • Hi Jennifer – this does tend to be a slightly thinner, more runny dressing. It doesn’t fully emulsify like a mayonnaise. So you may have done it right! :)

  21. This is a delicious and easy to make dressing. It tastes exactly like it is supposed to!5 stars

  22. Made it!, 5 STARS!!!5 stars

  23. Great recipe. Easy and fast to make.  Everyone loved it. thanks 5 stars

  24. Absolutely wonderful recipe. I’ve been looking for a dressing like this for 20+ years. Reminds me of my friends mother “Mrs, Matzangos’” salad dressing! We loved it. Thanks for sharing. 5 stars

    • Hi Stephanie – Well, I’m glad you finally found a greek dressing recipe that’s to your liking! :)

  25. Used this last week and was really impressed how quick, easy and delicious it was! It’s definitely a keeper and is better than other recipes I have found online. Thank you!5 stars

  26. Delicious! Thanks so much for sharing. It was perfect on my Greek salad tonight. So much better than store-bought.5 stars

    • Hi Kelly – Amazing! Glad you enjoyed this dressing – and it definitely pairs perfectly with a greek salad :)

  27. This dressing is perfection! Amazing taste together with the Greek Salad recipe.
    I paired it with an high quality Ligurian EVO and Yes it makes you want to hop on a plane to Greece :)
    Thank You!5 stars

  28. WOW! So much better than store bought. It’s perfect on Lisa’s Greek salad!5 stars

  29. Good recipe. The olive oil you use is most important. Make sure it has less than .5% acidity. I use half red wine vinegar and half balsamic and used my mini food processor.5 stars

  30. I added a little bit of honey, parm cheese oregano to this and it is sooo good, we have a restaurant down the street who has a bottle they make and sell for $6 and this recipe was the base to Theres that i have been searching for, except I may change the oil as the olive oil has too much of a robust flavor… thank you!!!!5 stars

  31. I wasn’t sure which olive oil to use so I did 1/2 light tasting and 1/2 Robust EVOO. Turned out great. In a pinch you can add quality dry red wine to white or cider vinegar and get some of the same flavors like red wine vinegar. I’m a dressing junky so I own 8 or 9 vinegars. 5 stars

  32. I have everything but red wine vinegar. Could I use white wine vinegar or another kind?5 stars

    • Red wine vinegar is really what makes greek salad dressing what it is, but you could certainly use another vinegar this time and then grab red wine vinegar for the future! :)

  33. Lisa, I have sent my email at least 3 times and have not received PDF files. I really like your videos and would dearly like to begin following your videos and recipes.

    • Hi Christine – I just checked and you received that email back on Dec 28, 2018 and opened it. Try doing a search on your email inbox for “downshiftology” to find it again.

  34. I love the Luna Grill greek dressing and haven’t found one until now that measures up. This was so delicious and easy to make. This is the first recipie I came back digging for. It will now be THE staple.5 stars

    • I love Luna Grill too! Thank you for the kind comment, Danielle! I’m so glad you love the dressing! :)

  35. This is great stuff & the recipe is going into my “tried & true” recipe folder. It’s a perfect combination on the Greek salad with some Feta cheese & calamata olives. Thanks so much.5 stars

  36. Best dressing I tested ??4 stars

  37. One of the best dressings I have ever tasted. Everyone loved this dressing along with the cobb salad at Easter this year. Definitely a new staple in our family 5 stars

  38. Absolutely delicious and simple … exactly what I needed! thank you5 stars

  39. I followed this recipe and added some kalamata olives as well….. delicious! quick easy.5 stars

  40. Spot on dressing.  Took a chance to make some home made Greek salad ? today.  This recipe is da bomb.  I’ll invest in a better red Wine ? vinegar brand.  Also used 1/3 cup cap 1/2 cup oil and also frozen garlic cubes vs freshly crushed.  Turned out great.  Thanks for sharing! 5 stars

    • Hi Lem – Thanks for sharing your nuances on my recipe. I love reading everyone’s creative spin and I’m so glad you liked it. :)

  41. First time I ever made Greek salad dressing! It was so easy to prepare! Served over fresh iceberg
    with yellow bell peppers,sliced english cucumbers,wild wonder tomatoes and fresh feta. Oh and don’t forget the kalamata olives with pita! Thank-you for sharing this delicious receipe! I am so happy I found your website!5 stars

    • Thanks April! It’s amazing how easy it is to make dressings, especially when we’re so used to store bought dressing. You make it once, and you’ll never go back :)

  42. Delicious! Our new go-to Greek dressing!!5 stars

  43. This recipe is really good. Better tand something at a reaturaunt. If you are wonderign how much it makes 1/2 a recpe makes about a 1/2 cup and a whole recipe makes about 1 cup. You can use frozen garlic cubes if you dont want to get your hands stiky thats what i do. 5 stars

  44. My goodness! I just discovered your website! Where have I been?! I need to get ready for work and can’t pull myself away from it. Love your style and instructions. Simple and elegant. Thank you for so generously sharing your knowledge. 

  45. Thanks for your great quick meal plans

  46. This is a great light delightful salad dressing.  I made it just as it says,  but did not have Dijon mustard and used regular mustard and it turned out fine.5 stars

  47. Hey…

    This dressing is perfect as written! I did add a little kalamata juice from the olives I used in the salad, but this is a definite keeper!

    This will be my goto salad all summer. I know, its winter, but I was just really in the mood for Greek Salad tonight. AMAZING!!!

    Thanks for sharing!5 stars

  48. Hello Lisa….

    I am going to try this recipe. I really like your website and youtube channel. Your channel is well planned and thought out —you inspire me :)5 stars

  49. In most of your recipes that call for olive oil, there is no specification for regular or extra virgin.  Which one should be used here?  Thanks for all the great recipes and ideas!