Greek Salad Vinaigrette


1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup red or white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
Freshly cracked black pepper and salt to taste

  • In a jar combine all the vinaigrette ingredients and mix well.
NOTE: You could prepare more dressing than you need and keep it refrigerated for future use, just shake well before use. It will last for couple weeks in the fridge.

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Did You Know?
Sauces for salads are often called "dressings". The concept of salad dressing varies across cultures. There are many commonly used salad dressings in North America.

Traditional dressings in southern Europe are vinaigrettes, while mayonnaise is predominant in eastern European countries and Russia. In Denmark, dressings are often based on crème fraîche. In China, where Western salad is a recent adoption from Western cuisine, the term salad dressing refers to mayonnaise or mayonnaise based dressings. Many light edible oils are used as salad dressings, including olive oil, corn oil, soybean oil, safflower oil, etc.

Composed salads may be bound with thick sauces such as mayonnaise.