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 Vinegarette.  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!

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  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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