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This is my go-to homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing recipe! All you need are 5 simple, healthy ingredients and a few minutes to make it. Keep it on hand to add flavour to salads, veggies, and more!

Glass jar of homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing on a white plate.

One of the best ways to add a ton of flavour to salads and vegetables? A delicious dressing, of course!

While store-bought versions are available, it is SO easy to make your own salad dressings at home. As a dietitian, I love how fresh they are and how you have complete control over the ingredients 🙂

This easy homemade balsamic vinaigrette is one of my go-to dressings that I’ve made for YEARS. I’ve actually included it in a handful of salad recipes on this blog (linked below), so I figured it was time to create a stand-alone post for it.

I’d love to know if you make it and what you end up pairing it with. Enjoy!

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Ingredients Needed

All you need to make this balsamic dressing are 5 simple ingredients (plus salt + pepper):

  • extra virgin olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar
  • lemon juice
  • garlic powder (or fresh garlic)
  • honey
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Recipe Modifications & Ingredient Swaps

  1. While I personally love using garlic powder in my sauces and dressings (I just love how quick it is + how it dissolves well!), you can always swap the powder for minced garlic cloves. I would aim for about 2-4 large cloves, depending on how garlicky you like things!
  2. If you want a vegan version of this recipe, you can try swapping maple syrup for honey.
  3. If you’d like, you can also add a touch of dijon mustard!

How To Store This Dressing

You can store this homemade balsamic dressing in a jar with an airtight lid. It will keep in the fridge for about 2 weeks.

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Recipes Using This Balsamic Vinaigrette

Other Foods That Pair Well

  1. I love tossing this dressing into a bunch of chopped veggies before roasting them in the oven or cooking them on the grill. I often do a mix of bell peppers, tomatoes, zucchini, and cremini mushrooms.
  2. Balsamic is known to pair very well with fresh produce like tomatoes, strawberries (and other berries), bell peppers, cucumbers, beets, green beans, and leafy greens (like arugula, spinach, and watercress).
  3. This balsamic dressing tastes great in pasta salads. I love throwing in some of the veggies listed above and a little cheese (like feta, goat cheese, or bocconcini balls)!
  4. You can also try pairing it with different proteins, like salmon, chicken, pork, or steak.
Glass jar of homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing on a wood cutting board.

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This is my go-to homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing recipe! All you need are 5 simple, healthy ingredients and a few minutes to make it. Keep it on hand to add flavour to salads, veggies and more!
Glass jar of homemade balsamic vinaigrette dressing on a white plate.
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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to a jar with a lid. Close lid tightly and shake vigorously to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
    Note: If you don't have a jar, you can make this by whisking all the ingredients together in a small bowl!

Notes

*SERVINGS: Recipe makes just over 1 cup of dressing (enough for 4 servings). If you’d like to make a large batch to keep in the fridge for a week or two, simply increase the recipe as needed!
*STORAGE: You can store this homemade balsamic dressing in a jar with an airtight lid. It will stay fresh in the fridge for about 2 weeks. Separation is normal – just give it a good shake before using.
*RECIPE MODIFICATIONS:
  • While I personally love using garlic powder in my sauces and dressings (I just love how quick it is + how it dissolves well!), you can always swap the powder for minced garlic cloves. I would aim for about 2-4 large cloves, depending on how garlicky you like things!
  • If you want a vegan version of this recipe, you can try swapping maple syrup for honey.
  • If you’d like, you can also add a touch of dijon mustard!
 
*RECIPES USING THIS DRESSING: If you’re in need of some inspiration, here are all the recipes on my blog that use this dressing:

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