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Make your own oil-free Greek dressing with aquafaba! Ready to use as a marinade or on salads in just five minutes.

overhead shot of a bottle of oil-free greek dressing and some of the dressing in a ramekin off to the side surrounded by herbs and lemon slices

What is aquafaba?

Have you ever drained a can of chickpeas? Well, the water in the can is an ingredient called aquafaba! This stuff is really versatile – it can be used in place of egg whites in cocktails and meringues. It also makes for a great egg wash substitution as seen in my pesto cauliflower wellington recipe. 

I know my way around oil-free dressings. A lot of the ones on my site use ingredients like cashews, almonds, and such but I wanted to create a non-creamy Greek dressing without the oil. Now, I’m not a WFPB vegan per se, but I love oil-free dressings! This oil-free Greek dressing features trusty aquafaba which surprisingly does a wonderful job of coating the greens and actually sticking to the veggies.

What ingredients do you need to make oil-free Greek dressing?

Aquafaba: The only weird ingredient you need to make oil-free Greek dressing is aquafaba. With that, you’ll need one can of chickpeas. Drain the water out into a separate container and keep that handy for your dressing. Feel free to rinse the chickpeas and make hummus or put them in a new batch of water and store them in the refrigerator. 

Red wine vinegar: Red wine vinegar is a staple in Greek dressing. It adds that nice acidity along with the grapey flavor of the wine. I absolutely love this stuff and put it on sandwiches, soups, and salads on the reg. It’s an important addition to oil-free Greek dressing, so don’t skimp!

ingredient spread for oil-free Greek dressing

Lemon juice: Lemon juice adds some additional brightness to the oil-free Greek dressing along with some freshness. This is the only non-perishable ingredient needed in this recipe. 

Dijon mustard: Dijon adds a bit of a spice kick to the dressing. Watch out though because not all dijon mustards are vegan. Grey Poupon is a widely available variety so I recommend buying that brand just to be safe.

Dried oregano and basil: Dried oregano and dried basil are key to making Greek dressing. If you have Italian seasoning on hand you can substitute that, but I prefer to buy the spices individually.

Sea salt and pepper: Aquafaba has kind of a bitter flavor so you’ll need more salt and pepper than you’d initially expect. These two ingredients bring out the flavor of the herbs and acid. Plus, the pepper adds some very mild heat.

How to make oil-free greek dressing

Honestly, the directions to make oil-free Greek dressing are pretty simple. Drain the chickpea water into a bowl, add lemon juice, red wine vinegar, dijon mustard, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper. Then, whisk the dressing together to combine.

Serve the oil-free Greek dressing on salad, tofu, mock meat, sandwiches, and more. It keeps in the refrigerator for at least one week. Probably no longer than two.

Serving ideas and more

I absolutely love how versatile oil-free Greek dressing is. Here are some ideas on how to serve it

oil-free greek dressing in a measuring cup with a whisk

Tempura cauliflower: Instead of buffalo sauce, toss your tempura cauliflower in Greek dressing!

Salad of course: Add Greek dressing to your favorite veggie salad. Hint: my recipe for Greek salad is coming soon!

Marinate tofu or veggies for grilling: Toss some tofu or veggies in the Greek dressing overnight and then grill the next day or roast in the oven.

Sandwich sauce: Greek dressing would go great on a sub sandwich or any kind of veggie sandwich. Great flavor without the calories.

Want more recipes?

If you like my oil-free Greek dressing, there’s a chance you’ll probably like some of my other recipes too! Consider checking out these recipes for your next meal.

Recipe jam

In this segment, I suggest a song for you to listen to while you make oil-free Greek dressing! You can even stream it right here in your browser. Today’s recipe jam is Don’t You Want Me by The Human League.

If you try this recipe, I want to hear about it! Feel free to post your creations to Instagram or Facebook and tag Hell Yes It’s Vegan or #hellyesitsvegan. I look forward to seeing what you make!

overhead shot of a bottle of oil-free greek dressing and some of the dressing in a ramekin off to the side surrounded by herbs and lemon slices
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Oil-Free Greek Dressing

Make your own oil-free Greek dressing with aquafaba! Ready to use as a marinade or on salads in just five minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiment, Dressing, Salad
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: dairy-free greek dressing, greek dressing, oil-free, oil-free greek dressing, vegan greek dressing
Servings: 8
Calories: 8.12kcal

Equipment

  • bowl
  • measuring cup and spoons
  • whisk

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Drain the aquafaba (this is the chickpea water) into a bowl. Save the chickpeas for another recipe.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and whisk to combine. Store in an airtight container between one and two weeks.

Notes

Nutrition is an estimate and does not include optional ingredients.  
Just a heads up – this page contains some affiliate links which means I make a little bit of money if you click on select links and make a purchase. I only recommend products that I use on the reg!
1 serving is 2 Tbsp.
Nutrition Facts
Oil-Free Greek Dressing
Amount Per Serving (31 g)
Calories 8.12
% Daily Value*
Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 192mg8%
Potassium 14mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 0g0%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 0g0%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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