Our Favorite Salad Dressing Recipes
Aside from Greek salad dressing, here are the homemade salad dressings we makemost often:
The Best Greek Salad Dressing Recipe
I’m going to be honest here – I haven’t tried tons and tons of Greek saladdressing recipes. I found this one ages ago and we loved it so much, that Inever bothered trying another one.I have, however, had Greek salad dressing at restaurants and often times aGreek salad dressing is the “house” dressing.My homemade version is just as good, if not better than any restaurantversion. It has the perfect balance between authentic Greek flavors and thetang of red wine vinaigrette. Honestly, we could eat this dressing everynight!I generally will make a single batch of dressing and make sure we use it upwithin a week or two. Since homemade salad dressings don’t have anypreservatives, they won’t last months on end, but the vinegar and oil helpkeep the salad dressing good in the fridge for a few weeks.
Greek Salad Dressing Ingredients
Here’s everything you need to make Greek salad dressing: * Extra virgin olive oil. You can substitute a mild oil of choice if necessary, but make sure you use quality ingredients! * Red wine vinegar. If you run out, you can substitute apple cider vinegar and MAYBE lemon juice, but don’t use white distilled vinegar, rice wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar. * Garlic powder + dried oregano + dried basil. The holy trio of traditional Greek salad dressing recipes. * Salt and pepper. You can’t forget the basics! * Onion powder. You can add garlic powder here too if you want, but it’s not required. * Brown mustard. There’s lots of flexibility here. There’s lots of flexibility here. I prefer brown mustard, but I’ve used Dijon mustard, spicy brown, horseradish (YUM!) and plain yellow mustard – they’re all good!
How to Use Greek Salad Dressing
Obviously, a salad is the first thing that comes to mind here. However, thereare plenty of other ways you can use Greek salad dressing to give some seriousflavor to your foods! * Use it to marinade chicken (this is especially delicious!) * Use it to marinade beef * Do a quick-marinade (30-60 min) on fish or seafood * Use it as a dressing on Greek couscous or Greek quinoa salad * Toss your vegetables in a few tablespoons before roasting or grilling * As a baked potato topping, instead of butter and sour cream * As a dressing for pasta salad (which is PERFECT for summer BBQ’s!) * Use it instead of mayo for egg salad or chicken salad * Toss with kalamata olives, red onion and feta cheese for a scoopable appetizerNo matter how you use it, you really can’t go wrong with a delicious batch ofhomemade Greek salad dressing!
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How to Make Greek Salad Dressing
Most times, I add everything to a wide-mouth mason jar and hand it over to thekids to shake it up like crazy. The mustard helps emulsify the dressing, whichmeans the oil and vinegar don’t separate as easily as they would in otherdressings.In my home, we make this so often that I keep a jar of just the dried spicesin my spice cabinet, and then I measure what I need for this recipe. Aswritten, this makes two tablespoons of spices. I triple or quadruple thespices and then measure out two tablespoons to make the dressing.Doing it this way also means I have a Greek spice blend ready to go forroasting vegetables or seasoning our meat!
Homemade Greek Salad Dressing
This is the BEST Greek salad dressing recipe! So easy, healthy and atraditional flavor that’s better than store-bought! Add yogurt to make itcreamy! * Author: Don’t Waste the Crumbs * Prep Time: 5 mins * Cook Time: 0 mins * Total Time: 5 mins * Yield: Scant 1 cup 1x * Category: Sauces/Condiments * Method: Combine and shake * Cuisine: Greek * ⅓ cup and 1 Tbsp olive oil * 1 tsp garlic powder * 1 tsp dried oregano * 1 tsp dried basil, * 1 tsp black pepper * 1 tsp salt * 1 tsp onion powder * 1 tsp spicy brown mustard * ½ cup and 2 tsp red wine vinegar (you can substitute up to half white vinegar without altering the taste)”