Balsamic Vinaigrette

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Tangy and a touch sweet, this is a great all-purpose balsamic vinaigrette that’s delicious on any salad.

balsamic vinaigrette
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Tangy and a touch sweet, this is a great all-purpose balsamic vinaigrette. The secret is a spoonful of Dijon mustard, which acts as an emulsifier and makes the dressing nice and thick.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED TO MAKE BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE
ingredients

If possible, use the same brand of olive oil and balsamic vinegar that I use, as different brands will yield an entirely different tasting vinaigrette — not necessarily bad, just different 🙂 I’m using the best of the supermarket brands, which is Lucini.

HOW TO MAKE BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE
To make it, all you do is combine all of the ingredients in a jar.

before

And shake vigorously to blend.

after

That’s all there is to it. Enjoy!

Balsamic Vinaigrette

Tangy and a touch sweet, this is a great all-purpose balsamic vinaigrette that’s delicious on any salad.

Servings: about 3/4 cup or enough for 4-6 small salads (2-3 tablespoons of dressing per serving)
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Total Time: 10 Minutes
INGREDIENTS
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 small clove garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon finely minced shallot, from 1 small shallot
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1-1/2 teaspoons sugar
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
INSTRUCTIONS
Combine all of the ingredients in a jar and cover tightly with a lid. Shake vigorously to blend. The dressing will keep well in the refrigerator for about a week.
NUTRITION INFORMATION
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Per serving (6 servings)
Serving size:
2 tablespoons
Calories:
174
Fat:
18g
Saturated fat:
2g
Carbohydrates:
3g
Sugar:
2g
Fiber:
0g
Protein:
0g
Sodium:
193mg
Cholesterol:
0mg

GLUTEN-FREE ADAPTABLE NOTE
To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you’re following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.