It’s EASY to make Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette, with only a few simple ingredients! This is a tasty way to top a favorite mixed green salad!
I love to make salad dressings from scratch. Over the years I’ve found some wonderful tasting recipes which I’ve added to this blog as time permits. Today I want to share with you a SUPER EASY recipe for homemade balsamic vinaigrette. I found the original recipe years ago in one of my cookbooks. It tastes wonderful, and I think you will love it! The recipe yield almost a cup of vinaigrette, so there is enough for quite a few salads.
Using fairly common ingredients, it only takes a few minutes to mix up a batch, which is incredibly convenient. Perfect for mixed green salads, this is a “go to” easy dressing to make in a pinch, or if you’re just wanting to try a new variety of salad dressing. Save yourself a trip to the grocery store, and make this dressing in the comfort of your own home in about 5 minutes or less!
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What Ingredients Will I Need?
The ingredients you will need to make this vinaigrette are fairly common household ingredients. They are olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, minced garlic, sugar, salt, pepper, and dried basil.
NOTE: If you have fresh basil available you can substitute that for dried basil. If you use fresh basil you will need a bit more in quantity than dried, but I have noted that amount in the printable recipe card.
How To Make Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette
Making this homemade balsamic vinaigrette couldn’t be any easier! Be sure to use a container with a secure-fitting lid. I like to use a pint jar when I make this. This recipe yields almost a cup of vinaigrette, so a pint jar is just the right size for the dressing. A pint jar holds approximately 8 ounces of liquid, and can be used to mix and store the salad dressing.
Measure the ingredients for the homemade balsamic vinaigrette into the container you are using. Securely attach the lid, and holding the lid on tight, shake the jar (or container) for a minute or two to fully combine the ingredients.
Drizzle the homemade balsamic vinaigrette over your favorite mixed green salad. Store any leftover vinaigrette, covered, in the refrigerator.
As the salad dressing chills in the fridge, it may thicken slightly. The next time you want to use it, simply take it out of the fridge a few minutes before using, and give it a good shake to re-mix.
That’s it! See how easy it was to make homemade balsamic vinaigrette from scratch? This salad dressing has great flavor, and is a quick way to make your own salad dressing right in your own kitchen!
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have the opportunity to make this salad dressing sometime. It really is quite delicious! Take care, and come back again soon, ok?
Looking For More Salad Dressing Recipes?
You can find all of my salad dressing recipes in the Recipe Index, located at the top of the page. I have quite a few I believe you will enjoy, including:
- Homemade Bleu Cheese Dressing
- Ranch Dressing
- Homemade Catalina Salad Dressing
- Creamy Lemon Salad Dressing
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Original recipe source: The cookbook “What’s For Dinner?”, by Maryana Vollstedt, page 55, published by Chronicle Books, 1997
It's EASY to make Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette, with only a few simple ingredients! This is a tasty way to top a favorite mixed green salad!
- ⅔ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ¼ teaspoon dried basil or 1 Tablespoon fresh, chopped
- ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
Measure all ingredients into the container you are using (container needs to hold at least 8 ounces). Securely attach the lid, and holding the lid on tight, shake the jar (or container) for a minute or two to fully combine the ingredients.
Drizzle vinaigrette on a favorite green salad, serve and enjoy!
Store unused vinaigrette in an airtight, covered container in the refrigerator. Before each use, remove from fridge a few minutes beforehand, and shake very well, to re-combine ingredients.
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