Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is a delicious, flavorful, all-around salad dressing that works great as a marinade for meat and veggies too!
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Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Hi Everyone, my Summer salad dressing, is this Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing. It’s light, super flavorful and goes with a wide variety of salads.
It’s especially wonderful around tomato season and it goes well with basil – both of which I always grow in my garden and can get in my Summer season CSA share box.
This dressing can really be enjoyed year-round. It’s light, sharp and I would consider it a healthy salad dressing because it has olive oil and vinegar at it’s base.
If you need it to be sweeter, you can add some honey which goes with the other ingredient flavors surprisingly well.
This dressing can keep for several months in an air tight container in the refrigerator.
In the recipe card, I link (Amazon Affiliate) to my favorite salad shaker by OXO for making salad dressings.
I like it so much that I am considering getting another one which will come in handy for storing dressings in the fridge and for entertaining.
You can also just use a lidded mason jar which is what I previously always used before I got my salad shaker.
This Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing recipe is adapted from my Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing recipe in my recent Tomato Salad recipe post.
I would love to know what salad recipe you would have this dressing with? Please let me know in the comments!
If you make this Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing and like it, please rate the recipe in the recipe card below and let us know in the comments at the end of the post (a huge thank you in advance!).
Thank you for reading and following along!
- 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2-3 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, or amount to taste
- 1 clove fresh garlic, minced
- drizzle of Wildflower honey, or amount to taste *you can omit this, if you do not want any sweetness in the dressing
- Kosher salt, amount to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, amount to taste
- In a salad shaker, add all the ingredients and shake until evenly combined. Alternately, you can use a bowl and whisk or make it in a blender.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 420Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 37gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 252mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 0g
Please note that the Calculated Nutrition is an estimate at best.