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How to Make Greek Salad Dressing with Buttermilk

The term Greek salad refers to a lettuce, tomato, olive and feta cheese mixture dressed with an oil and vinegar-based dressing. At least this is the definition in North America, South Africa, Australia, and the UK. You might find potato salad in Tampa Bay Greek salads or beets in Detroit Greek salad recipes. In Greece itself, pepperoncini, bell peppers, dolmades, sardines, anchovies, pickled hot peppers, cucumber, and radishes often feature in the local salads.

In Greece, a typical dressing is made with oil and vinegar only, unlike the creamy feta cheese dressings or herb dressings labeled as “Greek” outside the country. A true Greek salad will be listed on a Greek menu as horiatiki, peasant salad, village salad, or country salad to avoid confusing the tourists.

This recipe for Greek salad dressing will keep for up to five days in the refrigerator in an airtight container. It is a creamy dressing made with buttermilk and enhanced with feta cheese, garlic, and mustard. The mayonnaise ups the creaminess and the oregano and pepper give it a typical Greek flavor. You can swap the buttermilk for plain yogurt if you prefer. This recipe for Greek salad dressing is easy to make and the flavor is great. If you want to know how to make Greek salad dressing with buttermilk, this is a very good recipe.

A Creamy Recipe for Greek Salad Dressing
Summary: The tang of buttermilk complements the feta cheese in this Greek inspired salad dressing, while garlic, oregano and mustard add more accents to the delicious taste.
Cuisine: Greek
Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Serves: 8
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • ⅓ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  1. Whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl.
(Makes 1 Cup)

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Although many Greeks choose red wine vinegar and extra-virgin olive oil to flavor their salads, a creamy dressing also goes beautifully with Greek salad, which is how we were inspired to create this fantastic buttermilk and feta cheese dressing. The oregano and garlic taste great in the dressing, and a little mustard gives it a piquant kick. All you need to do to make this salad dressing is whisk the ingredients together. Drizzle this over greens or any kind of salad, choosing black olives, cherry tomatoes, cucumber and feta cheese cubes for a typical Greek flavor in every bite.

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Christine Szalay-Kudra

Hello and welcome to Amazing Salad Recipes. My name is Christine and I'm delighted you are visiting. I started this blog because salad is such an important dish. It can be a side dish or a whole meal, and there are so many type I love to prepare and serve to my family, helping them get all their nutrients as well as having something they can really enjoy.

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