Basic Balsamic Vinaigrette

This easy balsamic dressing is made with balsamic vinegar and olive oil. It’s flavorful, balanced and pairs well with a variety of salads.

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Ingredients and Substitutions

  • balsamic vinegar – feel free to use regular aged balsamic or white balsamic if you want a lighter dressing
  • olive oil
  • maple syrup
  • dijon mustard
  • garlic
  • sea salt
  • dried basil and/or thyme (optional)

What to Serve this Balsamic Dressing

Balsamic dressing is such a powerhouse and works on just about any type of salad in my opinion. You can use it to jazz up a basic green salad, pasta salad or drizzle it caprese salad, wraps and pizza!

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Check out all my healthy homemade salad dressing recipes or try out some of the dressings below.

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Basic Balsamic Dressing

  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup


Everyone needs a go-to balsamic vinegar dressing and this one is absolutely delicious and works on just about any salad imaginable.


  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon dijon
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil and/or thyme (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until combined or add to a mason jar and shake to combine.
  • Category: Salad Dressing
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
  • Calories: 103
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 0g

Keywords: balsamic dressing, basic balsamic dressing

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