This delicious Greek salad dressing recipe is easy to make and perfect for summer salads. Salad will never be boring again with this flavor-packed homemade Greek salad dressing drizzled on it.
If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, I’d probably pick salads. You can create so many different flavor combinations with different veggies, toppings, and dressings. Since I’m trying to eat fewer carbs, I usually opt for oil and vinegar as a simple and easy salad dressing.
I recently discovered Greek salad dressing. How did I not know about this before? It’s like oil and vinegar full of a burst of flavor with herbs and spices.
Since I go through so much salad dressing, I prefer to make my own to both save money and avoid preservatives. This Greek salad dressing recipe tastes amazing on every salad combination that I’ve used it on so far.
Greek Salad Dressing Recipe: Ingredients
Your homemade Greek salad dressing will only be as good as the ingredients that you use. I have been growing my own herbs for a little over a year now. What I don’t grow, I buy in bulk at an local Amish bulk food store. Using high quality spices and herbs make all the difference in the taste!
Traditionally, you would use olive oil in this recipe. When buying olive oil, look for cold-pressed oils because this extraction method preserves the most nutrients and phytochemicals. The phytochemicals in olive oil are thought to dilate blood vessels and reduce inflammation. (Read more about finding good-quality olive oil here).
There are other heart healthy oils that you can use. Look for oils with polyunsaturated fat or monounsaturated, which are healthier fats. Sunflower, safflower, grapeseed, flaxseed, and walnut oils are all high in these essential fatty acids.
Note: if you use a nut oil like flaxseed oil, walnut oil, or almond oil, they will have a nutty aroma and rich taste. Walnut oil is a little too strong for my taste, but sometimes I mix it with olive oil or grapeseed oil so I still get some of its benefits.
Greek Salad Dressing Recipe
This delicious Greek salad dressing recipe is easy to make and perfect for summer salads. Salad will never be boring again with this flavor-packed Greek salad dressing drizzled on it:
Combine all ingredients. You can use a blender to combine the ingredients if you want. I usually don’t, but do keep in mind that this does separate and the herbs and spices float to the top pretty quickly.
I store mine in a mason jar. Keep refrigerated. Shake well before using.
I use this on salads, but it also works as a marinade.
Last weekend, we finally had spring weather. I marinated chicken in this overnight and grilled it. I made extra to cut up for salads the next day, but all of the chicken was gone. Even my picky eater who doesn’t eat meat ate two pieces.
I cut up cucumbers and tomatoes, drizzled on some of this dressing, and served it as a healthy side dish with dinner.
MORE HEALTHY SUMMER RECIPES:
- 40+ Healthy Strawberry Recipes
- Watermelon Smoothie Recipe
- 83 Healthy Popsicle Recipes
- DIY Fajita Seasoning Mix Recipe