balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing

Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

An easy balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing recipe is always on regular rotation for anyone who loves to eat salads. This recipe will not disappoint. Homemade salad dressings are a great way to make your salad even healthier. Have you read the label on many store bought dressings? Most are made with unhealthy oil. You will see canola oil or sunflower oil on the labels. These are inflammatory oils and should be reduced or eliminated from any healthy diet.

The best healthy oil to use in dressings is a quality olive oil or avocado oil (that is not cut with other oils). Make your own dressing to be sure that it is made with quality ingredients. Try making this easy recipe.

What You Will Need

Of course, the main two ingredients in this dressing is olive oil and balsamic vinegar. There are a few more ingredients that really enhance the flavor. You will need:

You will whisk all of these ingredients together to make an emulsified dressing that is wonderful on any kind of salad.

Store this in a glass jar in the fridge for up to a week (if it lasts that long!). If the dressing separates a little the jar, just give it a shake to mix it back together before pouring over your veggies.

balsamic vinaigrette dressing

Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

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  • In a glass measuring cup, mix together all ingredients except the oil.
  • Whisk to combine
  • Slowly pour in the olive oil while whisking vigorously to emulsify.
  • Store in a glass jar in the fridge. (try these mason top pour lids!)

You may also like to try this recipe, Orange Vanilla Salad Dressing or this one, Basil Pesto Recipe.

Ways to use Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Obviously, you can use this dressing on salads of any kind. It works on lettuce but also over bean salads, caprese salad, or any other salad you enjoy.

Here are some other ways to use it:

  • Pour over vegetables before roasting
  • A dip for carrots and cucumbers
  • Use on salmon before or after cooking
  • Marinade for chicken
  • Drizzle over an avocado for a snack

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