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Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Making homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing is easier than you think. Making homemade salad dressing can save you time and money, but it is also a healthier option for the whole family.

Making homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing is easier than you think. Making homemade salad dressing can save you time and money, but it is also a healthier option for the whole family. 

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Homemade salad dressing?! Are you nuts?! I don't have time for that. 

I said that for years. Now I make it all the time and don't think twice about it.

Homemade dressing tastes SO much better. Plus there's no chemical additives, no corn syrup, no MSG, no 20+ ingredients on the label. Just 8 real food ingredients I keep in my kitchen anyway. Ingredients you can actually pronounce and a flavor that the whole family will love on their salads!

Is this a family friendly salad dressing recipe?

My family loves this Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing, and I think yours will, too. With summer veggies coming into season, backyard gardens prepping for harvest, and lots of potlucks in your future, now is a great time to add this deliciously easy recipe to your repertoire.

What else can I do with this delicious homemade vinaigrette?

This vinaigrette is also great drizzled over grilled or roasted veggies like asparagus or zucchini, and it makes a great marinade for grilled chicken or pork.

That's right. It can multitask as hard as you can! This homemade balsamic vinaigrette can do so many things on your meal prep list that you can make a batch and keep it on hand for whatever you need.

What ingredients do I need to make this salad dressing recipe:

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (I use Trader Joe's)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 pressed garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup olive oil

How do I put this masterpiece together:

You are going to be so excited by how easy this recipe is to put together…just two steps and you'll be drizzling this tasty dressing on your veggies, salads, and more!

  1. Combine all ingredients in plastic or glass container.
  2. Shake or stir to combine, especially just before pouring.

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

You can make this dressing in any plastic or glass container, even a mason jar. It's really easy and you can use what you have on hand. If you want to make it a little easier and feel even more like a kitchen master you can check out this next part!

What kinds of tools do I need to make this balsamic vinaigrette dressing?

After years of saying “I should make my own dressing,” it was this simple tool that finally got me to do it: the Pampered Chef Measure, Mix & Pour. It has four different dressing recipes printed right on the container. Now I have absolutely no excuse!

Even my kids can follow the directions on the side and be proud of their dressing at the table. I love that it's dishwasher-safe, so after storing it in the fridge door till we run out, I just run it through the dishwasher and we make a new batch. It's as easy as that!

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Printable Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing Recipe:

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar (I use Trader Joe's)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 pressed garlic cloves
  • 1 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 cup olive oil

Instructions

Combine all ingredients in plastic or glass container.

Shake or stir to combine, especially just before pouring.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 174Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 0g

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Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing is linked up to Fluster's Creative Muster Party at Fluster Buster and Pinterest Foodie Linkup at Real: The Kitchen and Beyond.

Rust

Wednesday 18th of June 2014

Thank you so much, Gina! I am going to enjoy having this for use in my kitchen! :)

Heather Paulding

Wednesday 11th of June 2014

Parmesan Peppercorn:) Bad for you, but delicious:)

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