Greek Salad Dressing

This light & fresh Greek salad dressing is made with a handful of ingredients and is perfect for salads, or as a marinade. 

Bright lemon and red vinegar Greek salad dressing is perfect for paring with pasta salad. Healthy Greek Yogurt Green Goddess DressingThai Chicken Salad With Peanut Dressing, or Broccoli Salad With Lemon Poppy Seed Yogurt Dressing also make perfect toppers for your salads!

Greek dressing mixed together in a glass measuring cup

A delicious greek dressing

This fabulous dressing is filled with Greek flavoring, from the lemon to the red wine vinegar and spices. It is perfect for mixing up with my favorite Greek Pasta Salad or to use as a marinade on grilled chicken with a side of tzatziki sauce.

Greek salad dressing is also wonderful on a bed of greens. I love to whip up salads for dinner at least once a week for my family, and it’s always fun to try new dressings or flavor profiles.

I’ve been lucky that my kids love salad. Sometimes I think they are like little rabbits. Whether it’s pasta or greens I hope you give this delicious Greek dressing a try!

Ingredients for Greek salad dressing recipe

Mix + Enjoy!

Make the vinaigrette by combining these few ingredients:

  • vinegar
  • lemon juice
  • garlic
  • oregano
  • salt
  • pepper
  • olive oil

COMBINE. Mix the Greek Salad Dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.

How to make Greek Salad Dressing

Tips + Variations

This Greek salad dressing is so quick and flavorful it’s sure to become a replacement for store-bought in your home.  It’s so tangy and delicious you might wish you could drink it!

Here are a few helpful tips:

  • Crushing the garlic for this dressing is easier than you might think.  Simply place it on a cutting board and using a heavy knife, place the flat part of the knife on the garlic clove with the blade facing away from you.  Then push down hard on the garlic to crush it.  There is no need to peel it ahead of time as the papery skin will easily come off after it’s been crushed.
  • If you have fresh oregano on hand you can definitely substitute it for the dried called for in this recipe.  Just make sure to use 3 times as much – so in this case you would be using 2 tbsp of fresh oregano.
  • This wonderful salad dressing is very versatile and would be perfect to use as a marinade for fish, chicken, meat, etc.  You could also add a little to some olive oil to dip bread in.
  • If your dressing ends up a little too tangy you can add a bit of sugar to it to mellow it out.
  • Fresh squeezed lemon juice is best for this recipe.  If you use any other, make sure that lemon juice is the only ingredient.
Pouring dressing over a Greek Pasta Salad

Storing Info

STORE this Greek salad dressing for up to a week in the fridge. 

Just shake or stir it up before using it as it will tend to separate.  If it ends up getting lumpy at all, leave it out on the counter for a few minutes and then shake or stir it up again.

Pasta salad covered in Greek Pasta Salad Dressing

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Greek Salad Dressing Recipe

This light & fresh Greek salad dressing is made with a handful of ingredients and is perfect for salads, or as a marinade. 
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Salad, Salads & Sides
Cuisine: American, Greek
Prep Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 5 mins
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 1302kcal
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  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic - crushed
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2/3 cup olive oil


  • Add all ingredients to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Store in the fridge until ready to use. Ingredients will separate, so shake or stir to combine before using.


Calories: 1302kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 144g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This was such a quick and easy dressing that is great to have on hand! So delicious and better than a store bought version, indeed!