Our simple House Greek Dressing features pantry staples like red wine vinegar, olive oil, dried oregano, and fresh garlic. It is quick to whip up and can be stored in the refrigerator. Make a big batch because it’s delicious on Greek Pasta Salad!
This Greek Dressing is also known as House Dressing it’s so delicious and ideal for recipes like Greek Salad, or Greek Pasta Salad. The oil and acid balance is perfect and the fresh garlic provides a nice zing.
Before starting this recipe, you’ll want to verify that you have the following ingredients:
- Fresh garlic – We used 2 small cloves since we love fresh garlic for its taste and health benefits.
- Extra virgin olive oil – a quality brand will really make a difference.
- Red wine vinegar – this acid provides flavor and cuts the oil.
- Fresh lemon juice – Adds flavor and additional acid.
- Dijon mustard – provides flavor and a nice spice kick.
- Oregano – this dried spice adds to the iconic taste this dressing boasts.
- Salt & pepper – because every good dressing needs these classic spices.
Equipment and Supplies Needed
We used the following equipment and supplies to make this recipe. Items that are optional or can be substituted will be noted.
- Glass jar with a lid – to store the dressing
- Measuring cups/spoons – to measure ingredients
- Small mixing bowl – to mix the ingredients
- Spoon/fork – to mix the flavors
- Garlic press – this is optional, but a garlic press really captures all the flavors from fresh garlic. Only use one if you have good grip strength.
This recipe is easy to make if you know the right tips and tricks! Here are my tips for ensuring your Greek Dressing comes out perfectly.
A garlic press extracts all the wonderful oils and flavors from fresh garlic bulb(s).
To use a garlic press, you simply add a whole clove section (unpeeled) to the inside of the press. Then squeeze together the handles to force the garlic out of the tiny holes of the press. This adds a huge boost of garlic flavor in meals and dressings.
I used 2 small cloves since my garlic was tiny, but traditionally, this recipe requires only one large clove of garlic. If you are unsure what a clove is, it is the tiny removable sections your garlic bulb is made out of.
When it comes to house dressing, or any oil-based dressing, quality matters. If you use cheap ingredients, your dressing will have a cheap and bitter taste. My favorite mid-range priced olive oil that is perfect for starters is the Bertolli® brand. However, the true Italian oils are even better!
If you want to store your Greek Dressing, just follow these easy steps.
Add leftovers in a small, airtight glass jar with a lid. (I never like to store acidic things in plastic due to possible chemical leaching.)
Store it in the refrigerator. This dressing will last up to one week refrigerated.
Follow the recipe below to make Greek Dressing! This recipe makes about 3/4 of a cup of dressing, but you can adjust the recipe card for other serving sizes.
House Greek Dressing
- glass jar with a lid – to store the dressing
- measuring cups/spoons – to measure ingredients
- small mixing bowl – to mix the ingredients
- spoon/fork to mix the flavors
- garlic press (optional)
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- 1½ tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic pressed
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ¾ teaspoon dried oregano
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon fresh-cracked black pepper
- Add oil, vinegar, lemon juice, garlic, mustard, and spices to a small bowl, and whisk to combine.
- Store dressing in an air-tight glass jar for up to one week in the refrigerator. Shake before using.