Homemade balsamic vinaigrette is very easy to make and so delicious! Any great salad has a great dressing! This recipe is a lighter version so you can enjoy the beautiful flavor of balsamic without too many extra calories from oil!
Balsamic vinegar originated in Italy. It has somewhat of a sweet finish and is a little thicker than most vinegars. The flavor of balsamic is unique and adds a lot of character to dishes! This vinaigrette is so good and vinegar forward so only a couple of tablespoons is enough to bring bursts or flavor!
Balsamic Vinaigrette Ingredients
- ½ cup of balsamic vinegar
- 3 Tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons of water
- ½ Tablespoon of dijon mustard
- ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon of salt
- pinch of pepper
How to make Balsamic Vinaigrette
All you need is a bowl or a jar and a little whisk or fork.
Step 1: Add all ingredients to your jar or bowl. Mix well and it's ready! You can store it at room temperature with a lid. You can also store it the fridge but note that the oil will harden so remember to take it out at least 10 min before using.
Storage → I recommend to store at room temperature covered with a lid for up to 7 days. If you prefer to store in a the fridge, it is completely fine too but the olive oil will most likely harden so remember to take it out at least 10 minutes before using.
Can I use flavored balsamic vinegar?
→ Absolutely! It will change the flavor but the recipe will work! I often use fig infused balsamic and others too! I like this brand, Sutter Buttes, they have many different delicious fun flavors. Others do too! Check out the vinegar aisle at your local grocery stores!
- ½ cup balsamic vinegar
- 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 Tbsp. water
- ½ Tbsp. dijon mustard
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- a pinch of pepper
- Add all ingredients to your jar or bowl. Mix well and it's ready! You can store it at room temperature with a lid. You can also store it the fridge but note that the oil will harden so remember to take it out at least 10min before using.