This is an Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette – a classic salad dressing, easy marinade for chicken and so much more! Fresh herbs and spices make a fresh and flavorful, Healthy Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe.
In my quest to eat more salad and less pasta, I’m sharing my easy homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe with you today.
When I eat salad at home, I tend to keep it simple and limited to just a few ingredients for ease. I often have little more than cheese, nuts and fruit on hand, so I like salad dressings that pack a lot of flavor. If I have fresh herbs, all the better! I have a tendency to use whatever I have on hand.
I used to think I didn’t like Balsamic Vinaigrette because the bottled versions on store shelves tend to be thick and even a little too sweet. There’s nothing better than fresh homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette and it couldn’t be easier to make.
This healthy balsamic vinaigrette recipe lasts up to a week when stored in an airtight container. It’s the perfect compliment to blue cheese, parmesan and even sharp cheddar.
Find all of my salad dressing recipes here including:
- light ranch
- herb vinaigrette
- honey dijon vinaigrette
- lemon vinaigrette
- poppyseed vinaigrette
- cilantro lime vinaigrette
- raspberry vinaigrette
- apple chipotle vinaigrette
- white wine vinaigrette
Few take more than 3 minutes to make!
How Many Calories are in this Healthy Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe?
There are just 120 calories per generous serving! This dressing is fresh, flavorful and so light…and it fits into Whole 30 and Keto plans quite well.
Just chop, combine and shake!
Make This Recipe A Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette
Do you prefer a creamy salad dressing to a classic vinaigrette? I know a lot of people do. With that in mind, it’s easy to turn this recipe into a creamier version (although it won’t be quite as light in calories, of course).
To make this balsamic vinaigrette recipe creamy, try blending mayonnaise or plain greek yogurt into your dressing. You’ll need to match the amounts on the oil or vinegar- so try starting with 1/4 cup of yogurt or mayo.
How to Make Balsalmic Vinaigrette
- 1/3 c olive oil
- 1/4 c balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp dijon mustard with seeds
- 1/2 shallot chopped
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- Combine ingredients in a shakeable jar or food processor and refrigerate for 30+ minutes to allow ingredients to marinate.
- Can be stored up to 1 week refrigerated in an airtight container.
This salad dressing lasts up to a week when stored in an airtight container. It’s the perfect compliment to blue cheese, parmesan and even sharp cheddar.
What’s your favorite salad dressing?