Greek salads are usually only dressed with olive oil and maybe lemon juice or red-wine vinegar. But this dressing is made of 'Greek' ingredients so, it's my Greek Dressing.
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 -2 garlic clove, minced fine (depending on how strong you want your dressing)
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano (mediterranean)
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 3⁄4 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 3⁄4 cup buttermilk (or milk, but buttermilk is best, use 1/2 a cup if you want to use this as a dip)
- In a blender or food processor, whirl all the ingredients except the buttermilk for one minute.
- With the blender running, slowly pour in the buttermilk and blend until thick and creamy (turn off the blender as soon as the dressing thickens or it may curdle).
- Chill at least 1 hour so the flavours meld.
- Refrigerate, tightly covered.
- This makes nearly 2 cups of dressing and stays fresh for 3-4 days.
- If the dressing separates, just give it a whizz in the blender again.
Really wonderful. I replaced half the milk with fat free plain yougurt, just because I needed to use it, and used fat free feta (surprisingly good!) I used this on a salad of black olives, chopped tomatoes, 1-inch pieces of romaine lettuce, and artichoke hearts. We had it last night, and I was craving it all day, so I think I will have to make it again soon!! LOVED it!
You don't need anymore accolades from me, but I will say - I had to fend my own self off the dressing - as the desire to just drink it was overwhelming. I am glad I didn't - because the rest of the family DID. No changes here from the farm - made as instructed. (2 garlic cloves - perfection!)
I attempted to make it the other day I had everything all ready in a bowl when I realized my feta had gone bad..but I substituted parmesan cheese and it was great, it reminded me of a creamy garlic dressing...Today I had the "real thing" I added feta and it was good, there wasnt all too much of a difference in the taste between using the feta and using parmesan, I think because the garlic is a powerful ingredient in this recipe. I am a garlic lover though. I halved the recipe.