Greek Salad Dressing

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Greek Salad Dressing You know how shampoo and conditioner suffer from an eternal dis-proportionality? I think it is a conspiracy by the shampoo tycoons of the world. You always run out of conditioner before shampoo. Then you buy another bottle of conditioner, meanwhile your shampoo runs out and you are stuck in a cycle of  induced brand loyalty … and sadness. Now, I know that you are wondering, what in the world this has to do with Greek Salad Dressing? Be patient, I’m getting there.

Another imbalance in “The Force” occurs with Costco purchases. At the regular grocery store you can buy 6 ounces of feta cheese for $4.99. At Costco you can buy 24 ounces for $6.99. So, of course, you choose the Costco option because it hurts your very essence to pay $4.99 for less than half of what you can get for $6.99. But then you are left with approximately 19.5 ounces of feta and you must find ways of adding feta to all subsequent meals.

Well, happy day! Because this recipe resulted from an imbalance of leftover feta cheese. I planned on making a Greek salad for dinner to use some of the feta. I looked up a Greek dressing recipe to go with the salad. I made it,  then realizing I still had 14 ounces of feta left, I tossed in some feta and kind of mashed it up into the dressing. The dressing went from pretty good to WOWSA!! The extra feta was the key. It acts as an emulsifier in the dressing (fancy-pants language for “helps to keep it from separating”) and adds another dimension of flavor. (Although if you don’t have an excess of feta at your house, you can make it without and it will still be pretty dang good.)

Greek Salad Dressing

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Greek Salad Dressing


  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon-style mustard
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons feta cheese crumbles


  1. In a large bowl whisk together oil, herbs/spices, mustard and vinegar until well blended. Add feta cheese and mix around, smooshing and smashing the feta until it is mostly smooth with some smallish chunks left in the dressing.
  2. Cover and store in the refrigerator.
  3. Best if it is made ahead of time, so that the herbs can soften and the flavors can meld.

Recipe Source: Adapted from Absolutely Fabulous Greek /House Dressing.

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