This Greek Salad Dressing also known as ladolemono is a recipe that's an absolute must-try! It's incredibly delicious and requires only a handful of simple ingredients.
Simple ingredients. All you need to make this simple Greek-style dressing is lemon, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper.
Easy to make. The process is straightforward. Add the seasonings and whisk everything together.
Versatile. Add fresh basil or fresh thyme. Pour this ladolemono over salads, or marinate chicken or fish in it.
What is Ladolemono?
Ladolemono is a vibrant and creamy elixir made by slowly whisking rich olive oil into freshly squeezed lemon juice, and it is an essential flavor profile in Greek cuisine.
Also, it's amazing how simple yet so satisfying this dressing can be. Here's what you'll need.
- Lemon juice: Freshly squeezed lemon juice.
- Olive oil: Use a light or a rich robust (my favorite) olive oil.
- Oregano: For Earthiness.
- Salt and pepper: Sea salt and coarse black pepper to see those beautiful specks in the dressing.
How to Make Ladolemono
Step 1: Add the oregano, salt, and pepper to a mixing bowl.
Step 2: Add the lemon juice. Stir to dissolve the salt.
Step 3: Slowly add olive oil while whisking until a smooth, pale yellow dressing forms.
Step 4: Pour the Greek dressing over any salad.
The base of this Greek ladolemono dressing has a solid foundation. Play around with some herbs. My favorite is oregano and mint.
Here are other herbs to consider:
Store the dressing in the refrigerator for up to a week if dried herbs are used, and up to 3 days if fresh herbs are used.
More Mediterranean Salad Recipes
- Healthy Mediterranean Orzo Pasta Salad
- Authentic Kisir (Turkish Bulgur Salad)
- Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe
- Cacik (Turkish Cucumber Yogurt Sauce)
Frequently Asked Questions
To emulsify ingredients like olive oil and lemon juice, you can use a common technique called whisking.
Start by adding the lemon juice to a bowl or container, then slowly drizzle in the olive oil while vigorously whisking the mixture.
The whisking action helps to break down the oil into tiny droplets, allowing it to combine with the lemon juice and create a stable emulsion.
How to use ladolemono?
Enjoy with a simple Greek salad, or marinate chicken, fish, or vegetables.
This dressing has a sharp flavor from the lemon juice, but it's also buttery and fruity from the olive oil.
Also, It has a citrus base and can taste herbaceous if fresh herbs like mint, parsley, or oregano are added.
Ladolemono (Greek Lemon Olive Oil Dressing)
- ¼ cup lemon juice about 1 large lemon
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon coarse black pepper
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- Add the oregano, salt, and pepper to a mixing bowl.
- Add the lemon juice. Stir to dissolve the salt.
- Slowly add olive oil while whisking until a smooth, pale yellow dressing forms.
- Pour the Greek dressing over any salad.