Greek Salad Dressing



Greek salads ROCK, don’t you think?  But there seems to be a little controversy over whether Greek salads contain lettuce or not. 

What do you think?

In order to uncover the truth behind this, I consulted with the professionals, one of my best friends (hee hee) who just so happens to be Greek and here’s what I found out regarding the rules of traditional Greek salads:

  • There is no lettuce or any other leafy greens in the salad.
  • The salad is not mixed before it is served.
  • The feta cheese is not cut in cubes but rather a large piece is placed on top of the salad.
  • The tomato and cucumber should be cut in fairly large pieces not small cubes.
  • There is no red pepper in the traditional Greek salad.
  • The salad is served with bread, not pita.
  • The salad is served in a shallow bowl; do not serve it in a deep bowl.

Now that we’ve got that figured out, here’s how I like MY Greek Salad (sorry Maria):

  • Romaine lettuce as a base
  • Big chunks of red onion
  • The best Kalmata olives money can buy
  • Chunks of red peppers
  • Fresh grape tomatoes,  AND …..
  • A whole lot of feta cheese.   Feta,  oh and Feta …. btw  F-E-T-A!

Greek Salad Dressing

Greek salad on plate with lettuce, celery, sliced red onion, kalamatta olives, feta cheese and dressing


  • 1 cup good quality olive oil
  • 1 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons (each) garlic powder, basil, oregano, onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (or more to taste
  • pepper to taste


  1. Combine all the ingredients together minus the olive oil
  2. Slowly drizzle the oil into while whisking briskly until combined


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I used all organic ingredients when making this recipe, and hope you do too!  🙂

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