Greek Salad Dressing Recipes

Creamy, Fresh, and Cheesy Greek Salad Dressing Recipes

A refreshing Greek salad, adorned with a mouth-watering salad dressing is simply perfect to beat the summer heat. The best part about Greek food is that it is exceptionally fresh, delicious, and simple to prepare.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Aug 6, 2017
Greek salads, commonly found in traditional Greek meals are gaining popularity over global palates today. Their refreshing quality and simplicity in preparation, have given Greek salads a special place on dinner tables. These salads go great with meat main courses and when added to pasta, they make great main courses.

The different salad dressings used to adorn the fresh vegetables are the ones which give the Greek salads their identity. Greek salad dressings usually use a common base of ingredients like vinegar or lemon juice, dried oregano, olive oil, and salt. The type of additions like yogurt, dill, thyme, basil, mint, cheese, cream, etc., are also used in combination with the basic ingredients.

Classic Style Greek Dressing

Ingredients
  • 1½ tsp. crushed Greek oregano
  • 2 tbsp. dried dill
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ¾ cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Preparation Procedure:
Preparing this dressing is very simple. Just put the oregano, red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper into a bowl. Whisk the ingredients together. Make sure the ingredients are mixed well. Or else you could even put all the ingredients into a bottle with a lid and then shake away. This salad dressing goes perfectly with shredded lettuce and finely chopped spring onion.

Greek Cheese Dressing

Ingredients
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 3 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 6 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp. plain yogurt
  • ¼ cup of diced red onion
  • ½ cup crumbled Feta Cheese (Mediterranean style)
Preparation Procedure
Process the cheese, red wine vinegar, garlic, oregano, yogurt, and olive oil in a food processor until a smooth consistency is obtained. After transferring the smooth mixture into a bowl, add the chopped red onions into it and then refrigerate it for half an hour. The dressing goes perfectly with a salad of pasta, cucumber, tomatoes, spinach, peppers, and black-pitted olives.

Greek Cream and Feta Dressing

Ingredients
  • 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove―crushed and diced
  • ¼ tsp. dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • ½ cup sour cream (low fat)
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 medium, finely chopped spring onion
Preparation Procedure
Whisk the sour cream and buttermilk in a bowl. Then, add oregano, diced garlic, vinegar, pepper, and salt into the cream and milk mixture. Subsequently, add the crumbled Feta cheese and spring onions into the mixture, all the while stirring. Whisk the entire mixture again. The dressing is done. This dressing goes well with a salad of lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, onions, and bell pepper. Usually this dressing is served on the plate beside the salad.

Herb and Vinegar Greek Dressing

Ingredients
  • 1½ tbsp. freshly chopped thyme
  • 1½ tbsp. freshly chopped dill
  • 1½ tbsp. freshly chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2½ cups olive oil
  • 1½ cup yogurt
  • 4 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 4 cloves of crushed and diced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Preparation Procedure
Into a bowl, add thyme, dill, parsley, mustard, lemon juice, yogurt, garlic, and vinegar. Mix them together and then gradually whisk in the olive oil till a smooth mixture is obtained. Season with salt and pepper. This salad dressing goes well with a salad of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, olives, peppers, cheese, and cucumbers.

Greek Salad Dressing with Basil Leaves

Ingredients
  • 4 fresh, medium-sized basil leaves (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp. crumbled Feta cheese
  • ½ tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. water
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Preparation Procedure
Mix the chopped basil leaves, red onions, cheese, mustard, lemon juice, and water together in a mixing bowl. Add the olive oil and whisk till a smooth mixture is obtained. Refrigerate the mixture for 3 days before use. This salad dressing goes well with lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, Feta cheese, olives, and red onions.

Greek Minty Yogurt Dressing

Ingredients
  • 3½ cups yogurt
  • ½ cup crumbled Feta cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves (finely chopped)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic (crushed and diced)
  • Salt to taste
Preparation Procedure
Mix the yogurt, mint leaves, garlic, and olive oil in a bowl. Whisk the mixture well. Add the crumbled Feta cheese and whisk till smooth. Season with salt. This mint and yogurt salad dressing goes well with diced cucumber, and proves to be very cool and refreshing.

The amount of salad dressing required will depend on the quantity of salad made. While dressing the salad, don't add the entire dressing at once. Add half of the prepared dressing and then toss the salad. Keep adding the rest of the dressing gradually until the entire salad gets coated with it. Enjoy!