Greek Salad Dressing (in the Vitamix Aer)

When tomatoes are in season, they are abundant and plentiful. Which means salad can be a nightly side dish at the dinner table.

But simple lettuce and dressing can become boring, which is when I make a fresh Green salad with homemade Greek dressing.

First, the lettuce. I find a colorful mix of lettuce the best for visual appeal and taste. Spinach, romaine, and head lettuce are the perfect blend. A Spring mix goes well with this dressing too.

Next, the topping. Greek salads are not complete until there is a generous sprinkle of crumbled feta cheese and fresh olives. Sliced tomatoes and cucumbers bring juicy flavors, while the red onions provide a slight bite. Croutons and fresh mozzarella cheese are always a good idea, but not a requirement.

Lastly, the Greek dressing. I pour generous amounts of extra virgin olive oil and vinegar into the Vitamix Aer container. Select the vinegar of your choice; my favorite: red wine vinegar. Next, dump in your herbs and spices. Don’t forget the secret ingredient that adds a load of flavor: dijon mustard. If you don’t add mustard, you will notice a little something is missing. Whirl it in the blender for 30 seconds to completely emulsify the oil and vinegar together with the herbs.

Yield: 8

Greek Salad Dressing (in the Vitamix Aer)

Greek Salad Dressing (in the Vitamix Aer)

A homemade version of the classic Greek dressing made in the Vitamix Aer container.

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup vinegar, balsamic, red wine, or white wine
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp basil
  • 1½ tsp pepper
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 1½ tsp onion powder
  • 1½ tsp dijon mustard

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in the Vitamix Aer container.
  2. Run on medium for 30 seconds until all ingredients are combined.

Notes

Serve over a fresh Greek salad. Store extra in a jar in the fridge.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 465mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

Drizzle this dressing over your fresh salad and enjoy the Mediterranean flavors!

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