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The Ultimate Greek Salad Dressing Recipe

History and Origins of Greek Salad Dressing

Greek dressing, also known as “vinaigrette,” has ancient origins rooted in Mediterranean cuisine. The combination of olive oil, vinegar, and herbs has been a staple in Greek salads dressing for centuries. The dressing not only enhances the flavors of fresh vegetables but also reflects the simplicity and healthfulness of Greek culinary traditions.

Ingredients and Proportions for a Classic Recipe


  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of Tommy Extra Hot Dijon Mustard
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar and Tommy Extra Hot Dijon Mustard until well combined.
  2. Slowly drizzle in the extra-virgin olive oil while continuing to whisk, creating an emulsion.
  3. Add the minced garlic, dried oregano, salt, and pepper. Whisk until the dressing is well-blended.

Recipe Variations and Customizations

Lemon and Herb Variation:

Enhance the dressing with a fresh twist by adding the juice of half a lemon and a tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley.

Feta and Olive Variation:

Blend in 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese and a handful of chopped Kalamata olives for a briny and savory twist.

Honey Mustard Variation:

Add a touch of sweetness by incorporating 1 tablespoon of honey and substituting yellow mustard for the Dijon.

Tips for Serving and Storing Greek Salad Dressing

  • Serving Suggestions:
  • Drizzle generously over a traditional Greek salad with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, and feta cheese.
  • Use as a marinade for grilled chicken or vegetables.
  • Toss with cooked pasta and your favorite Mediterranean vegetables for a refreshing pasta salad.
  • Storage:
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • Shake well before each use, as the ingredients may separate over time.
  • The dressing can be stored for up to two weeks.

Enjoy this Ultimate Greek Salad Dressing as a delightful complement to your favorite salads and dishes, celebrating the rich flavors of Greek cuisine!

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