My go-to dressing whether at home or eating out is balsamic vinaigrette. So many people buy bottles of salad dressing, when it is one of the easiest things to make. And, like anything you make yourself, you can then control the ingredients (more or less depending on what you like, plus the opportunity to use higher quality ingredients). I like to prepare a few batches of this at a time so that I always have homemade dressing on hand.

Balsamic Vinaigrette













Balsamic Vinaigrette
Recipe type: Sauce
Serves: A bit more than a cup
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
  1. Whisk garlic, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a bowl or measuring cup.
  2. Add oil in a slow stream, whisking until emulsified (well blended).
Recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.


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2012-10-11T10:58:30+00:00 October 8th, 2012|Categories: Sauces|Tags: , , |3 Comments


  1. Susie McCawley October 8, 2012 at 7:49 pm - Reply

    Add a dollop of sesame oil for an even more interesting but subtle flavor. That’s my secret ingredient.

    • Nicole October 8, 2012 at 9:40 pm - Reply

      Thanks for sharing your secret ingredient – I will have to try it!

  2. Linda October 8, 2012 at 9:42 pm - Reply

    I was just thinking that I need to start doing this! Thanks for the recipe-I’m going to try Susie’s tip as well!

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