ISO creamy Greek salad dressing
August 24, 2013 3:28 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for a tried-and-true recipe for creamy Greek salad dressing. When I lived in the Boston area, the Greek salads I got from my neighborhood Greektalian pizza places (like Aram's #2), as well as from the small local pizza chain Upper Crust, came with a wonderful creamy, tangy dressing. Here in California and everywhere else in the country as far as I can tell, Greek salads come with a vinaigrette-type dressing, and searching for Greek salad dressing recipes returns nothing but vinaigrettes as well. I've spent some time experimenting with ingredients, but I'm hoping someone here is familiar with this type of dressing and has a good, tried-and-true recipe. Are you? Do you? I'm looking for recipes only, please, not suggestions for what might be in the dressing.
posted by rhiannonstone to Food & Drink (8 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
Tzatziki recipe, this may be what you mean.
posted by mareli at 3:39 PM on August 24, 2013

Did it look more like this? This kind of creamy greek dressing has some feta and buttermilk in it, and the combination gives it a nice salty, tangy and creamy taste.
posted by barnone at 3:46 PM on August 24, 2013

I think you're talking about a creamy feta-garlic dressing. I use a recipe from one of the Moosewood cookbooks, and it is fucking delicious.

The recipe, which needs to be scaled down unless you're cooking for an army, is all over the internet. Here's one link.
posted by dersins at 4:06 PM on August 24, 2013 [3 favorites]

Response by poster: It is definitely not tzatziki.
posted by rhiannonstone at 4:35 PM on August 24, 2013

Trader Joe's sells a creamy Greek dressing. It has feta in it and is pretty good.
posted by easy, lucky, free at 4:56 PM on August 24, 2013

posted by Rock Steady at 6:12 PM on August 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

Yes, Trader Joe's Greek feta dressing! Totally reminds me of the exact dressing you're talking about, and it is extremely delicious.
posted by lunasol at 6:15 PM on August 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

That Moosewood recipe is basically the same as the other recipes above and is highly recommended. This thread gave me a hankering for tangy creamy greek dressing last night, but I didn't have any buttermilk on hand. I used a bit of milk, soured with some vinegar (the ratio is about 1 TBS to 1 cup milk), feta, dill, red wine vinegar, dill, tiny bit of oregano, olive oil and a garlic clove. Seriously, it is delicious - try it out and see if it's close to the dressing in your memory!
posted by barnone at 3:41 PM on August 25, 2013

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