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  • Recipe: Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Writer: Nicolas Wilson
  • Content-Type: Food Blog

Leave out the bottled salad dressing! Make your balsamic vinaigrette instead. It is SO simple to make and is rich and tangy. only seven ingredients!

There is no reason you shouldn’t make your balsamic vinaigrette at home if you maintain a bottle of balsamic vinegar in your cupboard.

Don’t bother with store-bought items; this balsamic vinaigrette recipe only needs seven ingredients and takes less than five minutes to prepare. There is no easier way to put it!

In addition to being straightforward, this recipe is also tasty.

It is strong, sweet, and tangy because of the balsamic, mustard, and a hint of honey. It’s the ideal method to spice up salads, roasted vegetables, and other dishes. After one attempt, you’ll get addicted.

Ingredients for the Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Balsamic Vinaigrette
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What you will need to prepare this balsamic dressing recipe is listed below:

  • Balsamic vinegar: This ingredient gives the dressing a rich, tangy, sweet flavor.
  • Extra-virgin olive oil provides the dressing weight and richness.
  • Dijon mustard: To give it more tang.
  • Honey or maple syrup – It balances the mustard’s and balsamic’s acidity.
  • For a flavorful, pungent depth of flavor, use garlic.
  • Additionally, add salt and pepper to bring out each flavor.

You have two options for preparing this balsamic dressing: in a tiny dish or a jar with a secure lid.

Whisk the vinegar, honey, mustard, garlic, salt, and pepper if you’re making it in a bowl. After that, whisk continually while drizzling in the olive oil. Season the dressing to taste once it has been emulsified.

Add all the ingredients, including the oil, to a jar and cover it if you choose to prepare the dressing that way. Until the dressing is emulsified, shake ferociously. So simple!

Balsamic Vinaigrette Uses

This delicious homemade balsamic vinaigrette is very adaptable. I hope you enjoy coming up with new uses for it! To get you going, here are a couple of my favorites:

  • Toss it with a basic green salad, such as this beet salad, this pear salad, or any other.
  • Over a Caprese salad or Caprese skewers, drizzle it. Who doesn’t adore balsamic vinegar with mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes?
  • Use it to marinate meat. Try it with these portobello mushroom burgers on the grill!
  • Spread it on top of roasted vegetables like butternut squash, fennel, beets, or Brussels sprouts.
  • Or grilled vegetables. I adore it on grilled veggie skewers, eggplant, zucchini, onions, and other vegetables.

Balsamic Vinaigrette

5 minutes to prepare
Serves 6 to 8

Bold, sweet, and tangy describe this simple balsamic vinaigrette. You may drizzle it over roasted vegetables and more, use it as a salad dressing, and more!


  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil


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  1. Mix the vinegar, honey, garlic, mustard, salt, and a few pinches of pepper in a small bowl.
  2. While whisking, drizzle in the olive oil and keep whisking until the dressing is emulsified. Alternately, mix all of the ingredients in a jar and shake to incorporate.