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Homemade 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. 

how to make balsamic vinaigrette

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.

recipe to make balsamic vinaigrette

I used to think I didn’t like balsamic vinaigrette because the bottle version tends to be thick and I’ve even had a few creamy versions. There’s nothing better than fresh homemade balsamic vinaigrette and it couldn’t be easier to make.

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.

If you want to mix up your salads this fall, you can 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! 

easy homemade balsamic vinaigrette recipe

Just chop, combine and shake!

homemade balsamic vinaigrette recipe

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Prep Time 5 mins Total Time 5 mins
Serves 6


  • 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.

Recipe Notes

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This balsamic vinaigrette is also great to marinate chicken! Enjoy! What’s your favorite salad dressing?


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3 comments on “Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe”

  1. Looks so yummy! Where did you find that little dispenser?

  2. That lid is available on Amazon!

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