Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing is a classic oil and vinegar dressing. It is tart, tangy, and flavorful, and only takes a few minutes to make. Ditch the store bought dressing and make this easy recipe today.
Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing is a simple, classic dressing. It is comprised mainly of olive oil and balsamic vinegar, with the addition of dijon mustard.
The mustard acts as a binder between the olive oil and vinegar, so your dressing will not separate immediately upon mixing. The dijon mustard also adds a hint of tangy flavor.
The best part about this recipe is that it’s not fussy. You are welcome to eyeball your ingredients instead of pulling out the measuring cups. I’m serious. This recipe is very forgiving.
You will generally want 2-3 parts oil to 1 part vinegar. After that, add about 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard for every 1/2 cup of dressing you make.
One of my favorite parts about balsamic vinaigrette is that this dressing is sugar free. However, if the dressing is a bit too tart for your liking, try adding up to a tablespoon of sugar or honey.
Speaking of my favorites, what is better than a dressing you can shake up in a glass jar? No whisking or stirring necessary.
Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing
- 3/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- In a jar, add all ingredients. Secure lid and shake until all ingredients are fully combined. Alternatively, add all ingredients to a bowl and whisk until combined. Store in the refrigerator for up to a month.