Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette (Healthy Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe)

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  • 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.

    balsamic vinaigrette

    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. 

    balsamic vinaigrette recipe

    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:

    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.

    easy homemade balsamic vinaigrette recipe

    Just chop, combine and shake!

    homemade balsamic vinaigrette recipe

    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

    Balsamic Vinaigrette

    Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette - a classic salad dressing, easy marinade for chicken and so much more!
    Cuisine American
    Keyword easy recipe, light, salad, sauce
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Refrigerate 30 minutes
    Total Time 5 minutes
    Servings 6
    Calories 118 kcal

    Ingredients

    • 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

    Instructions

    1. Combine ingredients in a shakeable jar or food processor and refrigerate for 30+ minutes to allow ingredients to marinate.
    2. Can be stored up to 1 week refrigerated in an airtight container.

    Recipe Notes

    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.

    Nutrition Facts
    Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 118 Calories from Fat 108
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 12g18%
    Saturated Fat 2g10%
    Sodium 3mg0%
    Potassium 19mg1%
    Carbohydrates 2g1%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 2g2%
    Protein 1g2%
    Vitamin C 1mg1%
    Calcium 3mg0%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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