Condiments/Sauces

Balsamic Vinaigrette

January 24, 2012
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Dressing made easy!

For some reason today, I was craving a salad. Not the kind with iceberg lettuce, but one with fresh organic spring greens. But I wasn’t really feeling the heavier mayonnaise-based salad dressings. So I decided that I would try to create a good balsamic vinaigrette recipe to go with it instead. Now, let me say that I’ve never been the biggest fan of balsamic vinegar because it has always been just a bit too tangy for me.

So I looked at a few different recipes and ended up creating this one. This balsamic vinaigrette was so good, that my salad actually tasted like the type you would purchase at a fine dining establishment. I will definitely use this as my go-to vinaigrette!

I do recommend that you choose organic balsamic vinegar. Most conventional brands of balsamic vinegar contain caramel coloring, which is a known cancer-causing carcinogen and is best to avoid. Certified organic brands are not allowed to use caramel coloring.

This vinaigrette also makes a great marinade for chicken. I’ve used it a few times for that and it’s given my chicken a wonderful taste.

This balsamic vinaigrette is naturally gluten-free.

I have other balsamic vinaigrette recipes too! Here’s a salad with a maple vinaigrette. And this one has a strawberry vinaigrette…both are amazing!

Balsamic Vinaigrette

This classic vinaigrette is super simple to make and absolutely delicious too!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ balsamic vinegar organic
  • 1 tsp sucanat
  • 1-2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • ½ tsp unrefined sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Mix together all of the ingredients and enjoy!

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