Elevate your salad with this zesty homemade Greek dressing recipe. Combine common pantry staples and feta cheese crumbles for a flavorful Mediterranean marinade or use as a tangy vinaigrette perfect for salads, pasta salad, fish, or chicken.
Much like Cobb Salad, a Chopped Greek Salad is known for its classic ingredients. The delicious details- fresh greens topped with briny Kalamata olives, bright tomatoes, crunchy cucumbers, and crumbled feta- work in harmony to make tastebuds sing.
So how does a home cook elevate a classic Mediterranean salad? The dressing of course! A tradtional greek salad is dressed usually only with red wine vinegar and oil oil. This recipe is based off of Ken’s Steakhouse Greek dressing with Feta. I am not one to go throwing over the top descriptions around, but, truly, this recipe is more flavorful and zesty!
This zesty recipe is a versatile addition for home cook. It’s tasty tossed in a pasta salad. Or use it as a marinade! Use it with fish or chicken for a Mediterranean-inspired meal! I love it for so many quick weeknight meals.
Herbs. This recipe is designed around using dried herbs since that’s what most of us have in the kitchen. However, if you want to use fresh, use 1 tablespoon each of fresh thyme and oregano.
Black Pepper. Fresh ground pepper has the sharp kick that you will need for this recipe.
Oil: This one is very important! I don’t like as much oil as most recipes call for. A very light, neutral oil should be used to make your own salad dressing. Look for a light tasting olive oil. That is not the same thing as a virgin olive oil.
Confession time: This Greek vinaigrette dressing took years to figure out. I’ve tried several from Pinterest and none of them came close. But I finally got it! This dressing is even more zesty but also mild with less oil. It really is the best!
How To Make Greek Salad Dressing
This Greek salad dressing is amazing for two reasons: a variety of fresh ingredients and a fantastic touch of feta combined with delicate herbs!
Toss all salad dressing ingredients -olive oil, red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, garlic, dry mustard, thyme, oregano, feta crumbs, sugar, salt, and pepper into a small bowl and whisk together thoroughly.
You can use your favorite dressing bottle or a small dish to pour over the salad.
Serving and Storage
How to Use Greek Vinaigrette – This dressing is a complement to so many easy dinners and lunches! Use it on hearty Cobb Salad or Chopped Greek Salad. It also works as a delicious marinade for chicken and rice casserole, grilled chicken, or white fishes such as Swai or haddock.
Room Temperature – This Mediterranean style vinaigrette has a longer shelf life and can be left out at room temperature for up to a day. Once opened and mixed together, the dressing is safer to refrigerate but should be allowed to come to room temp before using for best mixing.
Refrigerator – Store the dressing in an airtight container for up to 5 days in your refrigerator.
Freezing – I do not recommend freezing this recipe for the purpose of salads as it separates while thawing. However, I have used this as a freezer meal in a freezer bag with the chicken.
Delectable Salad Dressings and Marinades
If you like making easy salad dressings and marinades, try one of my other delicious recipes:
Greek food is a type of Mediterranean food. Countries around the Mediterranean Sea use many of the same ingredients, but regional variations and inclusions of fruit, vegetables, grains, and spices give each country its own unique dishes.
If you would like a creamy Greek dressing, add 2 tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt or sour cream to this recipe. The shelf life will be slightly reduced as the yogurt may curdle over time.
Yes! Greek Salad Dressing is good for you because the base is olive oil and vinegars, which are both heart healthy in moderation. The fat is unsaturated, and this recipe uses less oil that store-bought dressings to create maximum flavor.
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Greek Dressing & Marinade
- ¼ cup Olive Oil Use a light tasting olive oil
- 4 tablespoon Red Wine Vinegar
- 4 tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 clove Garlic pressed or minced
- 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
- 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme
- 1 teaspoon Dried Oregano
- 1 tablespoon Minced Feta Cheese mince up feta from the salad
- 2 teaspoon Granulated Sugar
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper
- Wash and cut all vegetables appropriately and put in a large bowl.
- Toss all salad dressing ingredients -olive oil, red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, garlic, dry mustard, thyme, oregano, sugar, feta, salt, and pepper into a small bowl and whisk together thoroughly.
- Pour salad dressing over the top and toss salad ingredients together. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.