Greek salad is a tasty and light option for the warmer months. When you're considering fresh salad ideas, making your own homemade dressing is easier than you might think. Whether you're a fan of Italian dressing or citrus-basedoptions, this simple and authentic Greek dressing will pamper your family and impress your guests.
Things You'll Need
- Whisk and a small bowl
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 freshly squeezed lemon
- 1/2 tsp. oregano
- 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
Combine salt, oregano, oil and lemon juice in a small bowl.
While whisking, slowly add the olive oil to the lemon mixture. (This emulsifies the dressing, and prevents the ingredients from separating.)
Pour your Greek salad dressing over your salad of choice and serve immediately.
Tips & Warnings
- Serve over a classic Greek salad of romaine lettuce, chunks of tomatoes, sliced red onion, feta cheese and Greek olives. Also, always use extra virgin olive oil (first press) for dressings and dips (use lesser quality for marinades and frying). Use fresh lemons instead of bottled juice. You can always add a little more lemon juice or salt to taste.
- When you want a healthy salad dressing, you can't lose with Greek dressing.
- Always put your dressing on when you are ready to eat or you will serve a soggy salad.