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Balsamic Vinaigrette

Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette – a classic salad dressing, easy marinade for chicken and so much more!

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.

balsamic vinaigrette recipe

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!

How Many Calories are in Balsamic Vinaigrette?

Just 120 calories per generous serving!

How to Make Balsalmic Vinaigrette:

easy homemade balsamic vinaigrette recipe

Just chop, combine and shake!

homemade balsamic vinaigrette recipe

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Prep Time 5 mins Inactive Time Cook Time Total Time 5 mins
Serves 6

Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette - a classic salad dressing, easy marinade for chicken and so much more!


  • 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.

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3 comments on “Balsamic Vinaigrette”

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

  2. That lid is available on Amazon!

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