My husband loves a good Greek salad. You know the ones, fresh dark green lettuce, mushrooms, and tomatoes, topped with the Kalamata olives and feta cheese. For a long time, we had been buying, what we considered, good Greek dressing at the store. However, after reading the ingredient label, I thought, there had to be a healthier option. After reviewing several recipes online, I found one that is perfect! It is so simple, I generally have everything needed in my cabinet, and the best part, I know exactly what is in it – no ingredients I can’t pronounce, no preservatives, and no added sugars! I can quickly make this dressing and we are set for the week. Oh, and not only is it way cheaper than what you can find at the store, it also tastes soooo much better!
Greek Salad Dressing
1/2 cup Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 1/2 teaspoon dried Oregano
1 1/2 teaspoon dried Basil
1 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 1/2 teaspoon Onion Powder
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon mustard (any kind you like)
Pour all ingredients into a glass jar and give it a good shake! This can also be made without the mustard and it is just as good.
You can use this right away, or store it in the refrigerator for later. Like any vinaigrette, this must be shaken before each use. It typically only lasts a week at our house, but we use it almost every day for lunch. 🙂 With as quickly as we go through it, you can easily add up our savings. We were easily spending $3 per bottle of dressing each week, this homemade dressing costs approximately $0.50 or less for the same amount! That’s a huge savings, and it is much healthier too!)
This dressing is perfect on top of a traditional Greek Salad. Try it with some fresh Tomato and Basil Bruschetta.
If you give it a try, I promise, you will never go back to the store-bought dressing again! You can also try this Apple Cider Vinaigrette we like too.