This is definitely the best Greek Salad Dressing recipe ever!

Fresh and tangy and with real lemon juice, this recipe for homemade Greek Salad Dressing is not only healthy but it’s so simple to make! It’s the perfect complement to authentic Greek salads and we think it’s a great dressing for our Orzo Pasta Salad. Blend up our easy Greek Salad Dressing at home and you’ll see how much better it is than many restaurant versions!

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What Dressing Goes on a Greek Salad

Authentic Greek salads are a mix of strongly flavored components like Kalamata olives, red onions, and the traditional feta cheese. The milder ingredients are cucumbers, tomatoes, and bell peppers. It’s a colorful, crunchy, lettuce-free salad that is best dressed with a simple, but tangy vinaigrette that brings all the flavors together!

Why We Love this Recipe

This quick and easy Greek salad dressing is basically an oil, an acid, and a handful of herbs and seasonings, it’s got all the classic Mediterranean flavors we love! And it’s a multi-purpose vinaigrette, too. You’ll want to keep a jar or two in the refrigerator for last-minute applications!

  • Use it as a marinade for beef, chicken, pork, fish, or make a savory, creamy dip by stirring a little into some yogurt for dipping fresh veggies or breadsticks in.
  • Mix into the filling of smoked deviled eggs or into potato salad. Make a quick veggie sauté of spinach, zucchini, mushrooms, and onions and sprinkle with feta cheese crumbles as a side dish! 

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Greek Salad Dressing Ingredients

The best Greek salad dressing recipes start with the best ingredients.

ACID Freshly squeezed lemon juice and red wine vinegar provide the needed acid component that every vinaigrette needs. Red wine vinegar will add to the bright flavor but white wine vinegar or a balsamic will do in a pinch, just adjust the sweetness with the sugar. 

FAT And of course, the tanginess needs balancing with a fat, and for Greek salad, none other than a good quality olive oil will do! Combined with feta cheese it’s a mouthwateringly good salad!

HERBS & SEASONINGS Dill, oregano, and the correct amounts of salt & pepper add flavoring to this tasty vinaigrette! 

SUGAR Without sugar to balance the tanginess/sour components, most vinaigrettes limp. Add at least 1/2- 1 teaspoon, tasting until the dressing tastes right. Honey or maple syrup is a good substitute for the sugar as well.

OTHER TASTY ADDITIONS Try adding a bit of freshly chopped basil, mint or thyme for more depth of flavor. Toss in a little finely crumbled cheese and make a Greek feta salad dressing! Experiment with the blend you like best!

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How to Make Greek Salad Dressing

This is one of the easiest dressings you’ll ever make from scratch!

  1. Whisk all of the ingredients in a bowl until smooth.
  2. Pour into a cruet or a mason jar and store in the refrigerator.
  • PRO TIP: Storing Greek salad dressing in a jar makes it super easy to mix up again, just give it a shake and it’s ready to go!

Tips and Tricks

  • Greek salad dressing will separate, don’t worry, give the jar a shake or whisk it up.
  • To make a creamy dressing, blend the ingredients in a blender, which will emulsify it.
  • Always taste test and adjust the seasoning prior to each use.
  • To add a burst of flavor in soups and sautés, freeze Greek dressing in an ice cube tray and store the cubes in a zippered bag. Pop one out as needed.


Greek salad dressing will last for up to a week in the refrigerator.

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Greek Salad Dressing

The best Greek salad dressing recipe is made from scratch! Make this fresh tangy vinaigrette right at home, and it's easier than you think!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Author Candace



  • Add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk until well combined.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Store in a sealed container.


Makes about ⅔ cup, enough for 2 recipes of Greek Salad.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 56 | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 6IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Salad
Cuisine Greek

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I am a wife, mother of two, and professional accountant. I love fantastic food, and it is so often the center of our lives, from everyday dinner, to family gatherings, and special evenings at fabulous restaurants. I have always loved cooking and baking, with my mom and grandma, and now, with my daughter and son. I love trying new recipes while enjoying my favorites too. I’m so happy to share them with you.
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