|Nutrition Facts (per serving)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 10g||13%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||7%|
|Total Carbohydrate 0g||0%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||0%|
|Total Sugars 0g|
|Vitamin C 0mg||0%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
If you're going to take the time to make a proper Greek salad (horiatiki salata), with all of its delicious ingredients such as onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives, and feta cheese, you need the proper dressing. Greek salad dressing doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming to make. You need the proper olive oil, which ideally should be Greek and extra-virgin, for starters, but at the very least, the latter—it will have much more flavor to it than regular olive oil.
This oil and vinegar-based dressing is quick, easy, and requires the most basic of ingredients. It will also bring a bit of Greek flavor to the simplest salads, such as romaine lettuce, spring onions, and fresh dill.
You can certainly make this dressing as written, and use it on a Greek salad to your liking, but there are other ways of dressing a Greek salad. The simplest of all methods involves merely a drizzle of Greek extra virgin olive oil and wedges of lemon on the side, and just squeeze to taste—and that hardly needs a recipe. However, for any salads with feta cheese, such as an authentic Greek salad, you could consider straight olive oil (with a little water). For salads with cucumber, try oil and vinegar.
3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup good-quality red wine vinegar
1 1/2 teaspoons crushed Greek oregano
1 teaspoon sea salt
Steps to Make It
Gather the ingredients.
Whisk the ingredients together in a bowl, or place in a tightly covered jar and shake to combine. The dressing will turn a light color with a creamy texture as the oil and vinegar combine.
- If you can't find fresh dill for the salad, add 1 teaspoon of dried dill to the dressing.
You can use fresh oregano instead of dried if you like. Start with 1 teaspoon of fresh, finely chopped oregano, and add more to suit your taste.
Feel free to add some freshly cracked black pepper to the salad dressing if you'd like the flavor to be a bit more assertive.
How to Store Greek Salad Dressing
Freshly made salad dressings with just oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper can stay at room temperature for several weeks. If you make this dressing with herbs, or add lemon juice or shallots, for example, you'll need to refrigerate it. Store it in a jar or container that's easy to shake up again before use.