Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

During the summer, I tend to eat more salads.  They are refreshing and you do not have to turn the oven on to make one. My Balsamic Vinaigrette dressing is a favorite at our house.   Over the years, I have found that I prefer making my own salad dressings for a few reasons:

  • It is cheaper than buying a bottle of dressing
  • There are no added preservatives
  • I can flavor the dressings to my family’s tastes
  • They only take a few minutes to prepare
  • I honestly think they taste better than bottled

This recipe is for a simple Balsamic Vinaigrette.


You won't want to buy Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing once you have made your own! Fresher and cheaper to make too!It is very easy to make and is especially good on a field or mixed greens salad or as a pasta salad.   It will keep in your refrigerator for about two weeks.

These are the basic ingredients:

Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

3/4 cup vegetable or canola oil

1/2 cup balsamic vinegar

1/2 cup olive oil

1/4 cup maple syrup

2 Tablespoons dijon mustard

1 clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

Mix the ingredients together in a mason jar or plastic container with a lid.  Mix together and refrigerate at least one hour.  Great on salad or cooked, cooled pasta.  Enjoy!

A simple and easy recipe idea for salads. Home made Balsamic Vinaigrette has no preservatives and is so easy to make!


  1. Oooh! I love salads! And a good vinaigrette too!! 😉 Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. HI! I’m stopping by from the Monday Blog Hop and am now a new follower:) Would love for you to stop by Crazy Mama Drama!

  3. Ohhh- I’ve never put syrup in my dressing. Will have to try that!

  4. Love the salads. Never had balsamic vinaigrette..I’m a ranch gal. But it looks great. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.


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