Copycat Zoe’s Greek Salad Dressing

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Love Zoe’s? Want to enjoy Greek at home? Read this easy recipe for this knockoff Copycat Zoe’s Greek Salad Dressing.

If you love Zoe’s Kitchen Greek Salad as much as I do, you’ll find this knockoff Copycat Zoe’s Greek Salad Dressing recipe the perfect compliment. It’s that good that we have more or less replaced any store-bought dressings we used to consume, as this recipe inspired me to experiment with other homemade salad dressings. Since the first time I visited a Zoe’s and tasted their dressing, I’ve been trying to figure out the ratios, without success until recently.

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A bottle of olive oil on top of a wooden table, with Salad dressing

I’m betting you already have all of the ingredients…

The heart of Zoe’s Greek salad is in the olives, feta, cucumbers and tomatoes. I have purchased everything I need to create salads for the week with all of those same delicious ingredients. 

With this Copycat Zoe’s Greek Salad Dressing recipe, you too will be able to enjoy a fresh and healthy and quick meal without having to leave the house. You also will not spend an arm and a leg for lunch out.

A close up of a small salad, with Basil

I have even used this dressing to marinate chicken for the grill and had wonderful success! You’ll be amazed at how easy this is to make, and it’s a delicious way to eat your veggies.

This dressing packs a popularity punch. It has been a hit with me since the first time I ate at a Zoe’s. It was obvious it’d be a hit at my house parties where salad was offered as an option on my buffets.

A plate of Greek salad

Copycat Zoe’s Greek Salad Dressing

Jenny DeRemer
Love Zoe's? Want to enjoy Greek at home? Read this easy recipe for this knockoff Copycat Zoe's Greek Salad Dressing.
5 from 1 vote
Servings: 8
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 8
Calories 186 kcal


  • ½ to 1 full teaspoon garlic powder, NOT garlic salt begin with 1/2 and add additional to taste
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano flowers or dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • ¾ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • ¼ cup quality olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons red wine vinegar*** see note below


  • Combine garlic, oregano or oregano flowers, basil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Using the back of a soup spoon or your fingers, crush the mixture for a minute or two until the dry herbs are sufficiently crumbled. This can also be done in a spice grinder if you have one.
  • Combine both oils, the red wine vinegar, and the herb mixture in a mini chef prep or blender. Emulsify for 1 minute. Emulsify again for 15 seconds just before serving. Alternatively, this dressing can be made in a jar with a tight-fitting lid. Combine all ingredients and shake for 2 to 3 minutes. You want to ensure that the salt is dissolved. Shake again, just before serving.


*** I prepared this dressing for my coworkers for 5 days of Greek salad lunches in our office.  I initially prepared with only 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar. After a quick tasting pow wow, everybody determined that increasing the vinegar would taste more authentic. Hence, the recipe as it’s presented herein calls for the full 5. I would encourage tasting as you go after each tablespoon addition of red wine vinegar to suit your personal taste.

The nutrition value can vary depending on what product(s) you use. The information below is an estimate. Always use a calorie counter you are familiar with.

Please note that table salt and iodized salt are NOT substitutions for Kosher salt. Do not deviate unless otherwise specified.


Calories: 186kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gSodium: 219mgPotassium: 9mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 2IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 4mgIron: 1mg
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    1. Sara, I am as of right now, your BIGGEST FAN – thank you so much for letting me know that my text and links had dropped! I recently ported my site and I fear a few posts fell victim. I’ve restored the recipe and all of the links – again, thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! x Jenny

    1. I hope you do try it, Renee! My coworkers and I had a little experiment this week with Greek salad….for 5 days! Well, it’ll be 5 tomorrow, but we pooled and bought the ingredients, and have been enjoying GIANT Greek salads all week. They are my taste testers!