Healthy balsamic vinaigrette recipe

If you’re looking for a tasty and nutritious salad dressing that’s easy to make and flavorful, you’ve come to the right place. This healthy balsamic vinaigrette is easy to make and perfect for salads and grilled vegetables
Balsamic vinaigrette in a jar

Why is this a healthy balsamic vinaigrette

If you’re looking for a tasty and nutritious salad dressing that’s easy to make and flavorful, you’ve come to the right place. This healthy balsamic vinaigrette is easy to make and perfect for salads and grilled vegetables.

Balsamic vinaigrette is a classic dressing made with balsamic vinegar, oil, and seasonings. It’s perfect for drizzling over fresh greens, roasted vegetables, or grilled chicken. But not all balsamic vinaigrettes are created equal – many store-bought versions are high in added sugars, preservatives, and unhealthy fats.

This is a 100% homemade balsamic dressing, so you know exactly what is in it.

dijon mustars, garlic, olive oil and balsamic vinegar measured to make balsamic vinaigrette

healthy balsamic vinaigrette ingredients

  • Garlic: use as much as you like and use a garlic press
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Use extra virgin olive oil; if you wish, use avocado oil instead.
  • Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper

Tips for buying the best balsamic vinegar

Look for the “aceto balsamico traditional” label, which guarantees that the balsamic vinegar has been made traditionally, with strict production standards.

Check the label for ingredients; good-quality balsamic vinegar should have only two ingredients – grapes and vinegar. Be wary of balsamic vinegar containing added sugars, caramel color, or other additives, which can be non-vegan.

A good balsamic vinegar is typically aged for at least 12 years. The older the vinegar, the richer and more complex the flavor.

Check the viscosity: Good balsamic vinegar is thicker and more syrupy than other kinds of vinegar.

If possible, taste the balsamic vinegar before you buy it. A good-quality balsamic vinegar should have a balanced sweet and sour taste with caramel, fruit, and oak notes.

Making balsamic vinaigrette

How to make healthy balsamic dressing

Start by whisking the Dijon mustard, the pressed garlic, and the balsamic vinegar in a small bowl. Then, slowly add the olive oil, season, and taste. Adjust if necessary.

You could also make this dressing in a jar closed with a tight lid, like a Mason jar. Just add all the ingredients and shake vigorously until everything is well combined.

best way to store

The best way to store this homemade balsamic vinaigrette is by transferring the dressing to an airtight container. A glass jar with a tight-fitting lid or a plastic container with a snap-on lid works well.

Label the container with the date you made the dressing. This will help you keep track of when it needs to be used.

Store the container in the refrigerator. The cool temperature will help preserve the ingredients’ freshness and prevent bacteria growth.

Shake well before using. Balsamic vinaigrette can separate over time, so be sure to give it a good shake or stir before drizzling it on your salad or using it as a marinade.

Frequently asked questions

Healthy balsamic vinaigrette in a jar




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Healthy Balsamic Vinaigrette

Alejandra Graf
If you’re looking for a tasty and nutritious salad dressing that’s easy to make and flavorful, you’ve come to the right place. This healthy balsamic vinaigrette is easy to make and perfect for salads and grilled vegetables
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
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Total Time 5 minutes
Course Basics
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 124 kcal

Equipment

  • jar
  • Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 1 clove Garlic use as much as you like and use a garlic press
  • ¼ cup Balsamic vinegar
  • ¾ cup Olive oil use extra virgin olive oil, if you wish you could use avocado oil instead
  • teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • Start by whisking the dijon mustard, the pressed garlic, and the balsamic vinegar in a small bowl. Then slowly add the olive oil, season, and taste. Adjust if necessary.
  • You could also make this dressing in a jar closed with a tight lid, like a Mason jar. Just add all the ingredients and shake vigorously until everything is well combined.

Notes

The best way to store this homemade balsamic vinaigrette is by transfreing the dressing to an airtight container. A glass jar with a tight-fitting lid or a plastic container with a snap-on lid work well.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 0.05gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 195mgPotassium: 8mgFiber: 0.02gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 0.3IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword balsamic, dressing, vinegar

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