Oh Feta, how we love you! We love you so much that we put you right in this homemade Greek dressing that is perfect on crisp greens and crunchy bell peppers. Our Salad Dressing topic is brought to you by Stonyfield Organic.
Greek salad is one of my favorites. But I kinda go a bit crazy with the feta. In an attempt to curb my feta-zealousness, instead of topping the salad with cheese I have instead started putting it in the dressing. That way, I get a nice feta flavor throughout the salad without so many fat grams.
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What Is Greek Dressing?
Greek salad dressing is a vinaigrette with an olive oil and red wine vinegar base. It’s flavored with dried oregano, garlic powder, and lemon juice. And for my version, I mix the crumbled feta cheese right into the dressing. This serves to limit the amount of feta I end up putting on my plate, while still getting the salty, tangy taste in each bite.
Making A Greek Salad
You’ve got your salad dressing, now what are you going to do with it? While you could drizzle it over roasted veggies or toss a pasta salad with it, the obvious answer is to make a Greek salad.
When I want to keep it really simple I just use a bag of mixed greens or baby spinach and some bell pepper with this dressing recipe. But a classic Greek salad actually doesn’t use lettuce or leafy greens. The most common ingredients are tomatoes, cucumber, bell peppers, and red onion. Sometimes there’s olives, and feta of course, but we’ve got that in our dressing already.
However you choose to enjoy this flavorful Greek dressing recipe, it’s sure to be delicious.Print
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 and 1/2 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. coarse black pepper
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. finely crumbled feta cheese
- Measure the vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, sugar, salt, garlic powder and pepper into a medium bowl. Whisk constantly while drizzling in the olive oil.
- Stir in the feta and serve.
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This post originally appeared in April 2016 and was revised and republished in February 2023.