Balsamic Vinaigrette

Updated 2.5.2018.

I couldn’t believe it when I realized I had never written a blog on balsamic vinaigrette. I thought balsamic vinaigrette was one of few dressings I’ve ever made. (Turns out I’ve made Shallot Dijon Vinaigrette.)

I made this recipe specifically for a Spinach and Strawberry Salad but have used it on many salads since then. It’s basically my go-to salad dressing and I almost always have a jar or half a jar in my fridge, which is easy to accomplish because it’s so easy to make.


  • 6 T. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T. Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tsp. minced garlic
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ c. olive oil


In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper. Whisk in olive oil. You can also place all ingredients in a jar and shake, shake, shake. Refrigerate until serving. I like to let the ingredients meld for as long as possible before eating.

Recipe rating: 

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