Easy Greek Salad Dressing Recipe

Not your ordinary salad dressing, this Easy Greek  Salad Dressing is loaded with fresh mediterranean flavors. Kalamata olives, feta cheese, olive oil and herbs are combined to create the most powerful flavor you’ll ever add to your salads. Makes a great marinade for chicken, beef and lamb, too!

Ready in seconds and super flavorful, this Easy Greek Vinaigrette with feta and kalamata olives will take your salad from bland to BAM in about 5 seconds flat! | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

Soooo….I’m totally addicted to Bachelor in Paradise. I don’t want to be but when I’m finally able to get the TV all to myself and the dogs are snoring to my left and right….AND I have a pint of Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream in my hand….it’s the best thing on television at that very moment.

It’s mindless and silly and my husband absolutely hates it. But I think he’s secretly hooked too because sometimes he’ll plop down next to me and watch the whole thing. I think deep down we both remember what it was like to be single and all the ridiculous things you’d do for love.

Like stalk your ex when you’re “on a break.” I may have done that once at the urging of my best friend who was supposed to be the voice of reason and take me straight home after a night of drinking.

BUT I’ll save that story for another day because I’m 3/4’s of the way through my pint of ice cream and salads will be on the menu for the remainder of the week. We’ll just blame it on the two hour episode of B-I-P.

Easy Greek Vinaigrette with Feta and Kalamata Olives recipe | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

I’m not much of a salad fan unless it’s totally loaded up with flavors and textures that border on unhealthy. I’ll eat a salad for the pure sake of getting more veggies in my diet but I PREFER one that’s packed with addicting ingredients like bacon or bacon or cheese or more bacon. Get the picture?

So, I like to make my own homemade salad dressing….this way I have full control over the level of flavor burst I put into them. Homemade dressings are so easy to make, we really don’t need to buy them at the store.

Plus, they’re not loaded with preservatives and weird stuff that makes them shelf stable. This Easy Greek Salad Dressing recipe is no exception.

What is Greek Salad Dressing made of?

A Traditional Greek Salad Dressing is more like a Greek Vinaigrette with olive oil and red wine vinegar as the base. I like to add Kalamata Olives and Feta to my dressing recipe for added body and texture, then I whisk in herbs, salt and pepper for depth of flavor.

This homemade dressing recipe is so simple and quick to make you’ll want to whip it up every week.

I made this Homemade Greek Salad Dressing recipe in about 3 minutes.  First, I created a “paste” of sorts with kalamata olives, garlic and feta cheese. There’s the flavor….the salty briny burst that you’re going to love.

Then, I whisked it all together with extra virgin olive oil, oregano, basil, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, a teensy pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper. That’s it! You’re ready to top any of your favorite greens with this masterpiece. I also love to use it as a marinade for chicken, beef, lamb, shrimp….the options are endless for this flavor packed dressing!

Easy Greek Vinaigrette with Feta and Kalamata Olives recipe | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

How long does homemade Greek Salad Dressing last?

This easy salad dressing will last in the fridge for up to a week. If you skip the feta cheese in the recipe it will last for approximately 2 weeks. 

Be sure to store your Greek Vinaigrette recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep it from spoiling. Allow the dressing to come to room temperature before serving if the olive oil has solidified. 

RECIPES USING GREEK SALAD DRESSING

I like to use this Greek Vinaigrette is a variety of recipes, here are a few of my favorites:

Chopped Greek Pasta Salad with Feta and Kalamata Olives in a blue and white bowl with a blue background from TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

And if you’re looking for even more easy Homemade Salad Dressing recipes you MUST check out this easy Thousand Island Dressing!

We also love these quick dressing recipes, too:

The very BEST and EASY Blue Cheese Salad Dressing that's light and healthy but loaded with flavor. | TheSuburbanSoapbox.com

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Easy Greek Vinaigrette

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dressing, salad
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 69 kcal

 this easy greek vinaigrette is the perfect topping for all your salads!

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 ounces feta cheese
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chopped oregano
  • zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper

Instructions

  1. In the bowl of a mini food processor or blender, add the olives, cheese and garlic. Process until a thick paste forms.
  2. Transfer the olive mixture to a bowl. Whisk in the vinegar, basil, oregano, lemon zest and juice to combine.
  3. Whisking vigorously, slowly stream in the olive oil and whisk together with the vinegar/olive mixture until thoroughly combined. 
  4. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Greek Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 69 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 31mg 1%
Potassium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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