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Balsamic Vinaigrette

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 0 About 3/4 cup 1x


This homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette recipe is quick and easy to make, totally customizable, and tastes great on everything from salads to vegetables to proteins and beyond!


  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed or minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly-cracked black pepper
  • 12 tablespoons maple syrup (or honey), to taste
  • (optional add-ins: 1 tablespoon minced fresh shallots and/or 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning*)


  1. Whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl until evenly combined.  (Or — my favorite method — shake the ingredients together in a mason jar or dressing bottle until evenly combined.)
  2. Add your desired amount of maple syrup (or honey) to sweeten, along with any optional add-ins that you desire.
  3. Serve immediately, or refrigerate in a sealed container for up to 1 week.


*Or if you don’t have Italian seasoning, dried thyme or oregano would work well.

**The top photo pictures a double batch of this recipe.