the perfect salad dressing- healthy and light
making your own salad dressing at home is so much simpler than most people think! and a lot a lot a lot healthier. you can even whip up multiple different dressings from what you have in your kitchen now. especially for this recipe. store bought salad dressings can ruin a diet or a healthy meal. thats why i love the simplicity of a greek house salad dressing from mediterranean restaurants- oil, vinegar, and lemon juice! easy and delicious!
you would think such an easy concept would be easy to duplicate in your own kitchen, but it took awhile to concoct the perfect greek dressing. i have tried different variations, tested other recipes ive found online, played around with different vinegars and ingredients like greek yogurt.. but i really haven’t found the perfect recipe that tastes exactly like it does from mediterranean restaurants. so… i got a two ounce sample from one of my favorite mediterranean restaurant that has a greek house dressing that i LOVE to try and duplicate it.
i really like my greek house dressing very light with a little extra citrus flavor, which is exactly how this dressing is and what i love about it. so i played around with the main ingredients, olive oil, vinegar, and lemon juice until i got a similar taste and consistency.
then i added herbs and seasonings, shook it up in a mason jar, poured it over my salad, and stored the remaining in the refrigerator!
note: if you use fresh herbs or garlic, your shelf life will be decreased to only a couple of days. use dry herbs and leave out the garlic bulbs, and you can store at room temperature for much longer.
Greek House Dressing
- 1 cup greek olive oil
- 1 cup lemon juice aout 2 large lemons
- 1-2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tsp mustard powder or 1 tbsp dijon mustard
- 2 small garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tsp basil
- 2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp rosemary
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Add all ingredients to your mason jar except olive oil. Stir ingredients to combine while slowly adding olive oil until everything is combined.
Always best to serve fresh and make just enough for each dish you are using it for, but you can also store in refrigerator for up to two weeks if you remove the fresh garlic and make sure to use dry herbs over fresh herbs.
Recipe Notes**instead of adding each seasoning individual, you can alternatively use 2 tablespoons of italian or greek seasoning. just check the ingredients to make sure they dont add sugar. spicley organic spices makes an organic greek seasoning that come sin small individual packs. i found it at my local food market.